"Deconstructing Dad"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Composer Raymond Scott (Courtesy of Waterfall Films)

Stan Warnow discusses his documentary "Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott," which explores the life and work of American composer, bandleader, inventor, and electronic music pioneer, Raymond Scott. Though not well remembered today, Scott was one of the most prolific and central figures in 20th-century music. “Deconstructing Dad” opens July 13 at the Quad.


Stan Warnow

Comments [6]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Frau "sarah", Do you feel cheated that you couldn't be the first female bride of your furher?

The following is about your heroes UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER.

Jul. 13 2012 01:46 PM

hey, "sarah," instead of spending the precious moments of your life firing off ugly racist pot-shots on bulletin boards (or just trolling, whatever), maybe if you actually got off your butt and did something worthwhile, "Lenny" would do a show about you. I won't hold my breath.

Jul. 13 2012 01:28 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Was it Stanley Turentine who the guest was named after? (Or Stanley Gayetzy? LOL.)

Jul. 13 2012 01:23 PM
Sarah from UWS

Another show from Lenny about his favorite people!

Jul. 13 2012 01:14 PM
John A from the Lab

A very interesting story. I was introduced when that great CD "Manhattan Research, Inc" came out a decade ago.
So, what was the fate of that room-sized Synthesizer?

Jul. 13 2012 12:08 PM
Joe Adams from Bergen County

Has Mr. Warnow ever heard the early 30s record of "Christman Night in Harlem" sung by Jack Teagarden and Johnny Mercer composed by his father with words by Mitchel Parrish? On the other hand, wasn't Raymond Scott the one who insisted on breaking the color line with CBS orchestras?

Jul. 13 2012 08:27 AM

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