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ScottWorks Festival adds Morgan Neville (Director, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”) to lineup

ScottWorks, the Inaugural Raymond Scott Festival at Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on September 8, has announced the addition of esteemed film producer, director, and writer Morgan Neville, to their already extensive list of famed industry members who will appear at the event. Neville, director of the much talked-about documentary on Mr. Rogers “Will You Be My Neighbor?”, which also featured music from Scott’s Secret Seven Band, will partake in a panel on film and animation.

Raymond Scott (1908-1994) is a famed musician, inventor, and visionary, is as influential today as he ever has been. 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, followed by a concert at night featuring live performances to celebrate Scott’s multi-dimensional music.

Producers Stan Warnow and Deborah Scott Studebaker are committed to honoring their father’s impact on music, culture and technology. According to Studebaker, “Raymond Scott was an innovator across many genres-he loved the work, but he was uncomfortable in the spotlight. ScottWorks is a chance for us to illuminate our father’s creative legacy and recognize his place in modern history.”

Tickets for the one-day symposium are available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://scottworks.brownpapertickets.com/.

For further information visit http://www.raymondscott.net/rsfestival/.

Listen to Raymond Scott on SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2JHsy0X.

Symposium Participants:

  • Brian Kehew: Musician, historian, co-author of Recording the Beatles

  • Byron Werner: the man who rediscovered Raymond Scott, leading to the early ’90s revival

  • Darren Davison: Engineer with extensive technical knowledge of the Electronium from his five-year restoration project

  • Dave Brown: 34 years at Tektronix working in Computer Graphics and Video & Networking. Now retired, has time for his hobbies-including a working version of the Raymond Scott Circle Machine that he’s bringing to the festival!  Also volunteers at Tektronix Museum.

  • Dr. Les Deutsch: NASA scientist, jazz musician, arranger of Scott compositions

  • Hal Willner: Grammy-winning producer of albums by Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Lucinda Williams, and others; SNL sketch music adaptations, Executive Producer of the Raymond Scott CD Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights

  • Herb Deutsch: Co-inventor of the Moog synthesizer, 1964; Professor Emeritus of Music, Hofstra University; Raymond Scott colleague

  • Hoby Cook: Scott Motown colleague and the only musician other than Scott to play and compose on the Motown Electronium

  • Irwin Chusid: Raymond Scott historian/album producer, WFMU DJ, administrator for catalogs of Raymond Scott and Sun Ra

  • Jack Hertz: Artist/programmer/synthesist; producer of the Biography: RaymondScott compilation; curator of the Encyclotronic electronic music archive

  • Jeff Winner: Raymond Scott historian/album & concert producer

  • Jeremy Cohen: Leader of three-time Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco, who have recorded string quartet versions of Scott tunes

  • Jeroen van der Schaaf: Managing Director, Basta Music

  • Jerry Beck: writer, animation producer, Cal Arts college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. Founder of Animation Research and a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney.

  • Skip Heller: Guitarist, singer, composer, producer, music journalist, historian; arranged Scott’s “Powerhouse” for the Bernie Mac Show

  • Tom Rhea: Berklee College Electronic Music professor (ret.); Sr. Advisor, Electronic Music Education And Preservation Project; worked with Scott on electronic instrument marketing

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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