Ether Signposts #37/52a: The Raymond Scott Press Pop Figure, Something Of A Growing Family Of Electronic Music Innovators And A Dream Center Where The Excitement Of Tomorrow Is Made Available Today
Well, in a further example of 3D homages to iconic figures and innovators within electronic music…
Press Pop’s figure of Raymond Scott.
This could well be filed alongside Press Pop’s figure of Bob Moog and HeyKidsRocknRoll’s Delia Derbyshire diorama.
From composing music that would be adapted for Looney Tunes cartoons, to producing electronic albums of Soothing Sounds For Baby to the creation of a keyboard theremin, the Electronium that is considered to be the first self-composing synthesiser and an electromechanical device which he considered to be the first polyphonic sequencer.
The modern world may well sound somewhat different without this gent as he brought electronically produced sounds into the homes of America vis his patented electronic telephone ringers, alarms, chimes, and sirens, vending machines and ashtrays with accompanying electronic music scores.
He created much of such things via his Manhattan Research project/company, which in a way that I rather like he described as:
“More than a think factory – a dream center where the excitement of tomorrow is made available today.”
(File post under: Other Pathway Pointers And Markers)