Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The First 100 Years


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raymond Scott. To commemorate the centennial, we commissioned a portrait of our revered musical control freak by renowned caricaturist (and Scott fan) Drew Friedman. The image depicts a beaming RS at the controls in a spaghetti-tangle of mic cords while his legendary 1937-39 Quintette runs through the ninety-sixth take of "Screwball Music for a Pack of Weary Sidemen."

You can buy a signed, limited edition fine art print of the painting at RaymondScott.com. We're offering 30 numbered & titled giclée prints signed by the artist in a large (16" x 15") wall display format. The launch price is $300 for each of the first ten prints, after which the price will increase as the edition sells out.

Strange as it may seem considering the popularity and stature of Mr. Friedman's imagery, this is the first time his work is being offered in a signed limited edition.
P.S.: The tightest comprehensive bio of Scott ever — 650 words — posted at BoingBoing.com.

P.P.S.: Scott concert Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14 at West Point.

1 comment:

  1. What a surprise and "treat"........that picture captures the essence of the RS environment.....except he would have been in PJs instead of a suit!!..but it's a great summary of a musical/electronic "life as we knew it."

    Loved the posts from Irwin and Jeff....THANKS GUYS......you two have made this centennial birthday a milestone.....and rescued RS from the "dustbin of history"....

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