Berlin Techno Collective Discovers Raymond Scott

17 01 2015


Got an email a few weeks ago from Anastasia “Sissi” Rada, who is a Berlin based harpist who also studied electronic music.  She had just discovered Raymond Scott and realized (quite rightly in my opinion!) that among other accompllshments he was in many ways the father of Techno (which is a huge cultural phenomenon in Berlin).

Though her electronic music studies were at the university level there hadn’t been anything about Raymond Scott in her courses–an all too common omission!  Having discovered and immersed herself in in Scott music and lore over the past month or so, Sissi decided to help right a wrong by writing an article for Local Suicide–the famous DJ Collective she belongs Berlin (no, I don’t know how they arrived at that name–love to hear from someone who does!).  As part of that lively and entertaining article (with a lot of RS YouTube clips for musical examples) she sent me a number of questions which I did my best to answer, the interview is at the end of the article. Not directly film related, but hope you’ll allow me the freedom of going a bit off topic.  Here’s the link.

And thanks to Sissi for her hard work on this, and a big welcome to her on joining the ever growing ranks of the Raymond Scott faithful who work tirelessly to try and make sure the world gives my father the recognition he deserves!

–Stan Warnow

Free Screening — Soundasaurus in Calgary Tonight!

6 01 2011

A quick reminder to all in the Calgary area about the free screening at the Soundasaurus festival at the EPCOR centre tonight, January 7th at 7:30 pm.  This event will be truly unique as the Clavivox, Raymond Scott’s early proto keyboard synth will be on exhibit.  As far as anyone knows, this is the sole remaining example of that instrument (I think only four were built).

The first version was built around a Theremin assembled by Robert Moog.

I’ve arrived in Calgary today, and will be there tomorrow, so if by chance you live in that part of the world, hope to see you  there.

And the event is FREE! Click here for info

Stan Warnow-Calgary January 7, 2010

DVD LAUNCH! It’s available now….

5 10 2010


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Finally! After another round of revisions, the  DVD IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER — the price is $24.95.  Click on this link to go to the DVD  page on this website for full info.  If you want to just cut to the chase, click on this link and you’ll be taken straight to Kunaki, the duplicator and fulfillment house that’s handling the sales.  They will calculate the appropriate charges for shipping and handling — and those charges are remarkably reasonable.  But do also check out the DVD page here for full info.

There are a substantial number of extra sequences on the DVD — you’ll find full info here on the DVD web page.  And thanks to all who have been waiting patiently for this day, your loyalty is much appreciated…

—Stan Warnow

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