Summer Jazz: Great Scott! the music of raymond Scott with special support by peter dasent
||Saturday 21 January 2017
||8pm- Special Support Artist
9pm - Headline Performance
||The Sound Lounge
(Non-Member, Multi-Tix, Memb/Conc, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
credit: Drew Friedman. more info here
GREAT SCOTT! THE MUSIC OF RAYMOND SCOTT (9pm)
Raymond Scott (born Harry Warnow) was an American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick and electronic instrument inventor. Great Scott! will explore Raymond Scott’s early quintet miniature masterpieces, his groundbreaking electronica as well as his eerie and often un-nerving advertisement jingles.
Scott was an early electronic
music pioneer and adventurous sound engineer. In 1946, he established Manhattan Research, which he announced would “design and manufacture electronic music devices and systems”. Of particular interest were instruments such as the keyboard theremin, chromatic
electronic drum generators and circle generators.
Although Scott never scored cartoon soundtracks, his music is familiar to millions because of its adaptation by Carl Stalling in over 120 classic Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and
other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. Scott’s melodies may also be heard in contemporary shows such as Ren and Stimpy, Duckman, The Simpsons, Animaniacs, The Oblongs and Batfink.
vocals MATT OTTIGNON
saxophone ROSS HARRINGTON
clarinet SAM GOLDING
trumpet PETER DASENT
piano STEVE ELPHICK
double bass EVAN MANNELL
PETER DASENT (8pm)
Peter Dasent is best known in Sydney as leader of The Umbrellas, and for those with preschoolers, as the resident pianist at Play School since 2000. In 2015 he released an album of his piano compositions Songs for Solo Piano, which was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London. In a 4.5 star review, John Shand wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald “he composes with the same absence of artifice with which a child builds sandcastles.”