Richard Scott is a British composer, improviser and producer. Closely associated with London Musician’s Collective in the early eighties. Scott moved to Manchester in 1991 and currently lives in Berlin. For the last decade he has been focussed on the compositional and improvisational possibilities of modular synthesis, working with many collaborators including Axel Dörner, Jon Rose, Thomas Lehn, Audrey Chen, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Michael Vorfeld, Richard Barrett, Ute Wassermann, Shelley Hirsch, Frank Gratkowski and the Lightning Ensemble. He was initially inspired to play electronic music by teenage experiences seeing Cabaret Voltaire perform and hearing Stockhausen and Jon Hassel’s music on the radio. He was introduced to free improvisation in the 1980s by one of its founders, John Stevens, he later studied saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. Since his early underground cassette releases in 1989 he released many albums, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSI records, a solo double LP, Several Circles, duet albums with Axel Dörner, Audrey. Chen, Kazuhisa Uchihashi and Clive Bell and an record with Twinkle3 and Sidsel Endresen. He initiated two editions of the Sines & Squares festival at Manchester University which focusses on modular and analogue synthesis and has helped found several concert series in Berlin: Basic Electricity, AUXXX, Klangkeller and Sound Anatomy. He has his own Sound Anatomy weblabel imprint.
|Sites:||richard-scott.net , MySpace , Bandcamp , soundanatomy.com , Bandcamp , YouTube , Facebook |
|In Groups:||Richard Scott's Lightning Ensemble, Twinkle³, Ampanman, Grutronic, Heads Off No Strangers, Parak.eets, Red List Ensemble|
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