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Raymond Scott: GENIUS!

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KVRian
 
568 posts since 14 Dec, 2000, from Montreal, Canada
 

Postby Ned Bouhalassa; Sat May 03, 2008 2:24 pm

I just got turned on to this amazing composer and inventor. Man, this guy was SO ahead of his time! I'd love to get a chance to look at the Electronium up close. I know there's a Youtube short clip, but it's pretty much a teaser. I mean, this guy was trying to make a sequencer that use artificial intelligence to generate material based on the ideas of the user. And what about his Videola, allowing him to work on his film/ad soundtrack work using a monitor on his keyboard and a remote control unit... in the 50s!!!

I'm sure that Rachmiel, Scott Solina and Emdot are fans, but any others here?
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2043 posts since 20 Mar, 2002, from Hutchinson, Kansas
 

Postby Scot Solida; Sat May 03, 2008 2:47 pm

Scott Solina? That could be construed as a comment regarding my love of the ARP Omni, I reckon. Yep, I'm a fan. Not just of his electronic stuff, but of his jazzy stuff, too. An innovative guy. The boxed set is a must have.
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Postby Meffy; Sat May 03, 2008 2:53 pm

I'd rather like to get his "Soothing Sounds for Baby" some day, preferably in vinyl. Not because of the sound, because of the objects themselves. (N.B.: Said sounds are not what most people would think of as soothing. Interesting, yes. Soothing, no.)
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568 posts since 14 Dec, 2000, from Montreal, Canada
 

Postby Ned Bouhalassa; Sat May 03, 2008 3:19 pm

Shit! :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog: :dog:

I am not worthy of making such a dumb mistake. :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail:

Scot, please feel free to refer to me as Buchlahassa, Moogalassa, Nerd B., etc

Scott's synth lines often have a little swing in them, making him, IMO, the godfather of sequenced grooves. Anyhow, I'll pick up the boxed set, Scot - thanks for the tip.
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KVRian
 
1281 posts since 14 Aug, 2001, from montreal, canada

Postby paradiddle; Sat May 03, 2008 3:49 pm

One of my friend made a tribute to him but I missed the show.

http://news.concordia.ca/entertainment/012537.shtml
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568 posts since 14 Dec, 2000, from Montreal, Canada
 

Postby Ned Bouhalassa; Sat May 03, 2008 3:59 pm

Think that's bad? I live 15 minutes by bicycle from Concordia and I didn't even know of the concert or of Scott when it took place... :shock: :cry: :cry: I heard it was really, really great.

[edit] Oh, right, you're in Montreal too! Your friend is pretty cool to set this up. What a great tribute.
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3879 posts since 23 Mar, 2006, from pendeLondonmonium
 

Postby himalaya; Sat May 03, 2008 4:12 pm

Ned Bouhalassa wrote: but any others here?


Oh Yes !

I first heard Raymond Scot's Electronium-based music many years ago on a vinyl single (!) given away with the Keyboard Mag ! That was in the late 1980's.

I try to give a little tribute to Raymond's modular mayhem in most soundbanks I make. In fact, Krakli's new S3B synth has two such presets. :D (see ARP Raymond's Lab 1 + 2).

I love the apparent simplicity of his Electronium music. Some of these tunes are so beautiful. Certain sounds are simple and yet complex at the same time.
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KVRist
 
129 posts since 14 Jun, 2011, from Earth
 

Postby ccDuckett; Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:16 pm

I've been a long-time fan of his, ever since the Dr. Demento show
clued me in as a kid who he was; for a great sampling of his pioneering
electronic work, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Research_Inc. out.
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KVRAF
 
2197 posts since 2 Jul, 2007, from Oxycontin Acres, Georgia, USA

Postby SODDI; Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:03 pm

Scott was amazing - one of those one-of-a-kind polymaths who are relentlessly THEMSELVES.

Alleged, the only "production" model Electronium was purchased by Barry Gordy of Motown fame. It's probably sitting in some warehouse somewhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbR6YZs8hqs
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315 posts since 15 Sep, 2005

Postby toitoi; Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Electronium currently owned and restored by Mark Mothersbaugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ671ZuulyY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otc6yRRK5WA
KVRAF
 
4223 posts since 19 Jun, 2008
 

Postby Shabdahbriah; Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:16 pm

That documentary looks totally fascinating!

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KVRAF
 
2275 posts since 8 Apr, 2003, from Austin

Postby LBN; Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:09 pm

If you're on Facebook check out The Raymond Scott Archives, the official Raymond Scott page on Facebook, run by a friend of a friend who is in charge of Scott's legacy in cooperation with the Scott family.

https://www.facebook.com/RaymondScottArchives
KVRian
 
515 posts since 3 Apr, 2008, from State of Confusion

Postby martygras; Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:25 am

"Powerhouse" is one of my fav's. Now it's gonna be stuck in my head all day.

I read that during the Bugs Bunny heyday, Scott was signed to Warner Bro's so Carl Stalling could use any Raymond Scott melodic references in the cartoon scores without paying royalties. Rush's La Villa Strangiato has a nice homage referencing Powerhouse.

It's a fun riff to play on guitar by the way.
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444 posts since 14 Feb, 2006, from Berkeley, CA

Postby Winstontaneous; Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:24 pm


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