Thursday, May 30, 2013

MAD Magazine-style parody from 1955

The April 1955 issue of the Charlton Comics answer to MAD magazine parodies Raymond Scott as "Raymond Scat," along with his NBC television co-stars, including Scott's wife, as "Dorothy Collars."

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Melbourne, Australia Premier of Documentary Film

The award-winning Raymond Scott documentary film, "DECONSTRUCTING DAD," will have its Melbourne, Australia premiere at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image on June 2nd during the 2013 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Directed by Raymond Scott's son, STAN WARNOW, and co-produced by JEFF WINNER (me), the documentary features: JOHN WILLIAMS, multi-Academy Award®-winning movie soundtrack composer (JAWS, STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER), MARK MOTHERSBAUGH, Emmy Award®-winning movie & TV score writer, & co-founder of DEVO, DJ SPOOKY, aka PAUL D. MILLER, turntablist, producer, & author, and others. Details: here

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dance Heginbotham: Manhattan Research (August 8, 2013)

Dance Heginbotham, led by choreographer John Heginbotham, creates highly structured, technically rigorous, and theatrical dance works. On August 8, at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the troupe presents the world premiere of Manhattan Research, a new work based on the music of Raymond Scott. LCOD describes the performance:
Best known for his Loony Tunes ditties, the composer, bandleader, and musical inventor’s spirit—leaping from zany to sultry—lives on with the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, whose dynamic performances of works like “Powerhouse” will provide the spark for Heginbotham’s vigor and humor. Athletic, meticulously rhythmic movement will run alongside cool, witty nods to the subject matter in Scott's melodies, instrumentation, and song titles.
The free concert takes place Thursday, August 8, 7:30 pm, at Damrosch Park Bandshell.

Hear the Orchestrette's album Pushbutton Parfait on Soundcloud.