SCOTTWORKS: THE RAYMOND SCOTT FESTIVAL
ScottWorks |The inaugural Raymond Scott Festival
"Raymond Scott was like an audio version of Andy Warhol - he preceded Pop-Art sensibilities, and he played with that line between commercial art and fine art mixing elements of both worlds together."
- Mark Mothersbaugh, Composer and founding member of Devo
Musician, inventor, and visionary Raymond Scott will be feted on September 8 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA. As influential today as he ever has been, Scotts musical and technological achievements have become more widely known over the past 20 years.
ScottWorks is presented by Reckless Night Music, Raymond Scott's family, to coincide with what would have been his 110th birthday. The festival will include a daytime symposium on topics that range from Scott's 1930s jazz compositions to his 1960s electronic music inventions.
There will be presentations, panels, gallery displays, and interactive exhibits during the day. The ScottWorks symposium will pay tribute to the many facets of Raymond Scott's life and work, including:
Raymond's Merry Melodies: An animated conversation
The Inventions: Machines you've heard of and some you never imagined
Raymond Scott's Music in Film: A dialogue with directors and music supervisors
The Electronium: History, restoration, reincarnation
Raymond Scott and Bob Moog: Productive teamwork from two electronic music pioneers
The 1937-39 Quintette Music: Inside the notes and chords
Raymond Scott and Sun Ra: Two artists in outer (and inner) space
The evening concert celebrates Raymond Scott's multi-dimensional music, and will feature:
Three-time Grammy Award nominees Quartet San Francisco, led by Jeremy Cohen, who expand the reach of chamber music while when interpreting 1930s 'cartoon jazz' by The Raymond Scott Quintette, and
Guitarist/bandleader Skip Heller and his Carnival of Soul, who will take a deep dive into the Raymond Scott catalogue to bring new life to Scott's big band, orchestral, and electronic compositions from the 1940s-'60s.
Stay tuned for more special guests TBA!
Every ticket includes a streaming passcode for "Deconstructing Dad," Stan Warnow's award-winning documentary about his father, Raymond Scott.
Daytime and day/night tickets include coffee and pastries in the morning and a reception at the end of the day (beer, wine, light hors d'oeuvres). There are many lunch options within walking distance.
Limited number of tickets available, please order soon.
For the full festival lineup* visit raymondscott.net/rsfestival/
The Scottworks Festival will also feature limited edition merchandise- available at the event and on the Raymond Scott festival site link below.
- ScottWorks Special Edition bound copy of "Raymond Scott: Artifacts from the Archives," an 350-page collection of Scott's handwritten and typed technical notes, photos, sketches, vintage news articles, family ephemera and much more. Not for sale anywhere, for any price.
- Vinyl 3-LP edition of THREE WILLOW PARK: ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM INNER SPACE, 1961-1971.
- ScottWorks official event poster, postcards, tote bag, t-shirt, sticker pack and collectors' enamel pins.
For those not attending the festival, ScottWorks merchandise packages will be available via the raymondscott.net/rsfestival/ site, via mail order.
*Lineup information is subject to change.
The Colony Theatre (View)
555 N. Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|