Sunday, December 1st, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Mingei Museum, Balboa Park
Sort through some coffee-themed mail art with Scott at this music event:
Mingle @ the Mingei
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.
NOT-SO-SILENTS, ON SATURDAY
For this show, we will travel back in time and see early silent films in a lively way. The audience will help underscore the action:
- Roll out a mysterious glissando on a full orchestral harp.
- Strike the thunder-sheet!
- Rattle ritual percussion instruments.
- Work with all the bells & whistles you can stand, plus wooden bird-calls from various continents.
- Play on a real Theremin, if you dare!
Host and bandleader Scott Paulson will provide instruction and lead the performance, explaining: It's not just slapstick misbehavior as we perform--there really is an opportunity to underscore some wonderful screen performances. Perhaps there will be one or two short films featuring all the bells and whistles you can stand--but there also will be a chance to be subtle, musical and creative.
You can play a slap-stick or a bulb horn or coconut shells (for the horses) or an orchestral harp. Take your pick. Oh, yes, please, more cowbell in the slapstick films.
Joining Scott that evening is pianist Kenneth Herman (plus the whole audience is in the band, as well.)
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BLACK FRANCE FILM FESTIVAL
At the Black France Film Festival in Paris, Scott premiered his new live score for Josephine Baker's Siren of the Tropics with African drummer Gene Perry and pianist Andrew Infanti. Professor Bennetta Jules-Rosette, a Josephine Baker scholar, introduced the film.
THE MAN WHO
Inspired by, but in no way a conventional stage adaptation of, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks' best-selling collection of case histories about the neurologically impaired. For New Village Arts Theatre's production, Scott's soundscape complemented a superb ensemble of four actors through this adventurous journey of the mind.
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