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ScottWorks 2018 | The Raymond Scott Festival

We’re Reckless Night Music—Raymond Scott’s family—and we’re hosting ScottWorks | The Raymond Scott Festival to honor our dad’s groundbreaking impact on music, culture and technology. He was born in September 1908, so we’re celebrating what would have been his 110th birthday—and you’re invited to celebrate with us.

A Day-Long Symposium

Our daytime event will celebrate Scott’s creative and technical legacy, with music, panel discussions on Scott-related themes, and interactive exhibits. The ScottWorks symposium will pay tribute to the many facets of Raymond Scott’s life and work.

Presenters and Panelists

We’ve invited some special guests to contribute to the event: some who worked alongside him, and some who were inspired by him.

An Evening Concert

This unique concert will be an evening filled with interpretations of Raymond Scott’s timeless music, including electronic music performances.

PANELISTS, PRESENTERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Current invitees who are planning to attend include:

Tiffany Anders
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Tiffany Anders

Skip Heller
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Skip Heller

Irwin Chusid
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Irwin Chusid

Tom Rhea
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Tom Rhea

Dr. Les Deutsch
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Dr. Les Deutsch

Jerry Beck
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Jerry Beck

Jeremy Cohen
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Jeremy Cohen

Jeff Winner
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Jeff Winner

Herb Deutsch
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Herb Deutsch

Hal Willner
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Hal Willner

Dave Brown
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Dave Brown

Daniel Goldmark
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Daniel Goldmark

Brian Kehew
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Brian Kehew

Hoby Cook
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Hoby Cook

Darren Davison
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Darren Davison

Jack Hertz
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Jack Hertz

Jeroen van der Schaaf
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Jeroen van der Schaaf

Byron Werner
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Byron Werner

DAYTIME PROGRAM

Our daytime event will celebrate Scott’s creative and technical legacy, with music, panel discussions on Scott-related themes, and interactive exhibits. The ScottWorks symposium will pay tribute to the many facets of Raymond Scott’s life and work. Tentative schedule below:

Saturday, September 8

9:00 – 10 a.m | Registration – complimentary coffee and pastries

10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome

10:10-10:50 | Raymond’s Merry Melodies: An animated conversation

11:00-11:30 | The 1937-’39 Quintette Music: Inside the notes and chords

11:40-12:20 | The Inventions: Machines you’ve heard of—and some you never imagined

12:30-1:10 | Raymond Scott’s Music in Film: A dialogue with directors and music supervisors

1:10-2:10 | Lunch – many food options nearby, and at least two of LA’s best food trucks will be parked right outside!

2:20-2:40 | Raymond Scott and Bob Moog: Productive teamwork from two electronic music pioneers

2:50-3:20 | Raymond Scott and Sun Ra: Two artists in outer (and inner) space

3:30-3:50 | Musical Moment TBA

4:00-4:40 | The Electronium: History, restoration, reincarnation

5:00-5:30 | Musical Moment TBA

5:30-6:30 | Reception –  complimentary beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres

8 p.m. | Concert

EVENING PROGRAM

On Saturday Night, Jeff Winner will produce a tribute to Scott’s legendary creativity and his multi-dimensional career. This unique concert will be an evening filled with interpretations of Raymond Scott’s timeless music, including electronic music performances.

Three-time Grammy Award nominees Quartet San Francisco, led by Jeremy Cohen, expand the reach of chamber music as they interpret 1930s ‘cartoon jazz” by the Raymond Scott Quintette.  Check out their YouTube performance of Scott’s The Penguin. 

Guitarist/Bandleader Skip Heller works in many musical genres — from Philly Jazz to rockabilly, soul and exotica.  He’s also a real authority on Raymond Scott.  Skip and his Reckless Night Ensemble will take a deep dive into the Raymond Scott catalogue to bring new life to Scott’s Quintette, big band, orchestral and electronic compositions from the 1940s-60s. 

Some very special guests will be sitting in too–stay tuned for more updates!

Pssst...tell your friends.

Questions? email info@raymondscott.net

Please understand that the artists and/or lineup for the Event may not be final and is subject to change.

And help us by spreading the word about the event on social media so that Raymond Scott lovers can converge in California!

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VENUE

Join us at the beautiful Colony Theater in Burbank, CA.

One of the beautiful things about it is free parking!

 

555 N 3rd St,
Burbank, CA 91502

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLONY THEATER

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We’re offering three different ticket types — come for the day, the night, or both.

DAY PASS

$65

Access to gallery displays, installations, on-stage panels, presentations, performances and reception (10:00am – 7:00pm)
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NIGHT PASS

$30

Access to gallery displays, installations, live evening concert starting at 8:00pm. No access to daytime events.
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DAY + NIGHT PASS

$85

Access to gallery displays, installations, on-stage panels, presentations, performances, reception and evening live concert starting at 8:00.
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