The Present Day Composer #16


Raymond Scott (1908-1994) in his workshop with some of his toys.

4 comments:

Brent McKee said...

How many Looney Tunes cartoons would have been affected if Carl Stalling hadn't been able to use Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" in the score?

swac said...

Heck, that one with the gophers on the assembly line alone...

sleepybomb said...

kinda looks like the wreckroom . . . .

swac said...

There's a great story about Mark Mothersbaugh being invited to check out Scott's workshop after his death, and all this stuff was still in there, but a few more times over the amount. I guess some of the gear had fallen into disrepair (Scott was in failing health for a number of years before he died) and there was a mad scramble to save these one-of-a-kind instruments and recording devices.