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Summer jazz: Great Scott! & Peter Dasent
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.
SARAH BELKNER vocals MATT OTTIGNON saxophone ROSS HARRINGTON clarinet SAM GOLDING trumpet PETER DASENT piano STEVE ELPHICK double bass EVAN MANNELL drums
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.”
PETER DASENT piano
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