Raymond Scott Tribute

Machine-Man: The Musical Mayhem of Raymond Scott

“[Scott] arguably helped shape the postwar musical aesthetic as much as anything Elvis or the Beatles did.” —Chicago Reader

Featuring Steve Bartek and Ego Plum

Though musical shape-shifter Raymond Scott may not be a household name, his inimitable “cartoon jazz” is instantly recognized by millions: it has been adapted to underscore the antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Ren and Stimpy, The Simpsons, and many other cartoon characters for 75 years. Scott, moreover, was an inventor of instruments and a pioneer of electronic music. In this unprecedented celebration of Scott’s polymorphic career, former Oingo Boingo guitarist Steve Bartek and his band (including other Oingo Boingo alums) find new takes on the composer’s early cartoon classics, while composer Ego Plum’s ensemble re-envisions Scott’s farsighted electronica. Joining in is the Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Sean T. Cawelti, who stages the first-ever live interpretations of Scott’s film collaborations with Jim Henson.

Produced in cooperation with Jeff E. Winner of The Raymond Scott Archives.

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FRI 11/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff