July, 2014 • Scott begins a weekly, hour-long radio show for WsRadio.com
The show is radio drama oriented, with other surprises!
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August 9 and 10, 2014 • Noon to 5:00 pm
PAPER THEATRE FESTIVAL & EXHIBIT
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
Paper theatre: it’s the smallest show on Earth! This scale-model educational toy is being re-discovered and celebrated at the UC San Diego Library.
Paper theatre, also called table top theatre or toy theatre, dates back to the Victorian Era. A weekend-long exhibit (Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10, both days from noon to 5 pm) in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library features replicas of Victorian Era paper theatres as well as modern versions of the toy, and live paper theatre performances. • FREE!
More Information • About Paper Theatre
August 16, 2014 • 12:00pm-6:00pm
The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common presents CHECKED OUT! An Experimental Music Festival curated by Stay Strange. Two years in the making! Featuring BOBBY BRAY / DIE MISSBILDUNGEN DES MENSCHEN / FARO / MONOCHROMACY / SCOTT PAULSON / NO KNOW (sound band) / and NO FANCY! Visuals by !ZeuqsaV! with live scoring by Michael Trigilio. Also, PHOTOSYNTHESIS FIESTA: An interactive art exhibit presented by JASON ROGALSKI. And a noise making workshop presented by SCOTT NIELSEN and BOBBY BRAY.
San Diego Central Library Auditorium • FREE!
September 5, 2014 • 12 noon to 1:00pm
TOY PIANO FESTIVAL
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
A family friendly free show! Come early, or else you’ll end up sitting on the floor (the toy piano performers have to sit on the floor, though, so you’ll be in good company!) Hope to see you at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 for our Fourteenth Annual Toy Piano Festival! • FREE!
More Information • About the Toy Piano Festival
Friday, October 24 • 7:00pm
FOOVIE (food and a movie) for ArtPower at UC San Diego featuring the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra
Have dinner at 7pm, and watch Sally of the Sawdust (silent, 1925), with Scott and the TTPO at 8pm.
In Sally of the Sawdust, a lovely orphaned circus girl discovers she is actually a wealthy heiress. We'll celebrate with vintage carnival treats and high-class 1920's soiree food!
W.C. Fields plays a loveable juggling carnival crook and Carol Dempster (La Jolla's very own silent superstar!) is his born-in-a-circus-trunk ward. This film is underscored with live music from the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Under Scott's direction, the audience will assist with musical gestures and sound effects using everything from an actual slapstick (you can't have a slapstick film story without one) to many other tools-of-the trade: Birdcalls! Bulb horns! Ukuleles! Musical saw! Orchestral harp!
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 • 7:00pm
SILENT MOVIES OF THE LA JOLLA CINEMA LEAGUE
La Jolla Rec Center
615 Prospect Dr., La Jolla • 858-552-1658
The La Jolla Cinema League was a group of flapper-era La Jolla actors and film-lovers
with access to 16mm cameras and editing equipment. The League wrote their own scripts and developed
their own films in a makeshift lab. Their grasp of story-telling through silent
film was well-received at the time and continues to impress current critics.
Relatives of the film-makers will be at the event to comment and share. Film titles include “A Midsummer’s Day's Dream” ( a light romance set at the Cove),
“Avarice” (greed leads to shocking tragedy), “Virtue's Reward” (an undercover story of thieves invading a social soiree), "Uninvited Guests," intrigue at a La Jollla home), and some surprising experimental short films from the League.
Presented by UC San Diego Library and the La Jolla Historical Society.
Scott Paulson and the TTPO will accompany the films with live music.
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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