Monday, March 26, 2012

75th Anniversary Radio Special with guest Jeff Winner — listen now

From the University of California, Berkeley site:

"2012 marks 75 years since Raymond Scott and his Quintette first began recording. Join Rubberband Girl as she showcases the brilliant work of this composer and engineer — from his quirky, swinging arrangements (famously adapted for Warner Brothers cartoons), to his innovative work in electronic music and instrumentation."

The guest is me, Jeff Winner.

• Listen here

ABOVE: Lady of mystery, radio host, Rubberband Girl

Monday, March 12, 2012

Multimedia Presentation in Philadelphia

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Raymond Scott's music, Jeff E. Winner of the Scott archives presents the life of the late composer and inventor with rare audio and video. This evening will include a 60 minute presentation by Winner and a complete screening (100 minutes) of the documentary, “DECONSTRUCTING DAD: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott.” The award-winning film, which Winner co-produced and appears in, features interviews with movie music composer John Williams ("Star Wars"), Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, and DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller, as well as Raymond Scott's family, colleagues, and archival footage of Scott himself.

Jeff E. Winner is a music producer, historian, and researcher specializing in early electronica. He has written for the Oxford University Press "Grove Dictionary Of American Music," the MIT Press anthology "Sound Unbound" with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Moby, Scanner, and Steve Reich, features in "Electronic Musician" magazine, and liner notes for the DVD/CD series "OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music" with Sonic Youth, Bob Moog, John Cage, and Brian Eno. Mr. Winner was also editor and interviewer for "WE ARE DEVO," the band's only biographical book (Firefly Press).

• THIS EVENT IS FREE. Friday, March 16th, at 8pm. DETAILS: here
UPDATE: Irwin Chusid is now planning to join me for this event and participate.