darkroom print portrait

About

Robert Andrew Scott (b. 1983)  is a Nicaraguan American chamber composer & improviser based in Richmond, Virginia. Scott’s musical objectives derive directly from his personal objective: to overcome a lifelong sense of ‘out-of-place-ness’ / diaspora.

His path has been non-traditional — forged primarily through self-study & private mentorship. In 2014 Scott earned his BA in music & the Gilman International Scholarship for studies at Tbilisi State Conservatoire. He has studied fiddle at Cowan Creek Mountain Music School & was a composer fellow at Bang on a Can’s 2017 Summer Festival.

Scott is a Hindustani singing student, member of RAIC (Richmond Avant Improv Collective) & Orkes Keroncong Rumput. The pursuit of composition is his driving passion; motivated by a need of belonging & community. Recent collaborators include pianist Vicky Chow & violist Carrie Frey.

latechimes@gmail.com  //  CV  //  works list
2415 Barton Ave.  //  Richmond, Virginia 23222

performance photo, horizontally-tiled


Elsewhere :

Richmond Avant Improv Collective
free improvisation recording & performance collective

Orkes Keroncong Rumput
Richmond-based Indonesian music ensemble

Rediscovering the 20th Century
incomplete archives of WRIR radio program (2012–2014)

youtube channel
a few compositions-in-progress, also many curated playlists

instagram.com/robertandrewscott

latechimes.blogspot.com
writings & excerpts from articles & books

facebook.com/robertandrewscott
(more or less defunct)


Friends & Collaborators :

John Dombroski
nomadic improviser & sound artist

Norma Jean Haynes
folklorist, singer, banjoist

Carrie Frey
NYC-based violist

Vicky Chow
NYC-based pianist

Kelly MacDonald
KY/OH-based guitarist & improviser

Sara Louise Callaway (Soltau)
Louisville-based violinist

Kate Elizabeth Fowler
Richmond-based photographer & filmmaker / Studio Two Three

Larry Polansky
CA-based composer

Benjamin Broening
Richmond, VA-based composer

Pill
collaborator Ben Jaffe’s no wave band

Death By Audio
radical music electronics

Classical Revolution RVA
committed to bringing composed music to Richmond

Studio Two Three
Richmond’s community print studio

WRIR 97.3 FM
Richmond community radio

WMMT FM
mountain community radio

Cowan Creek Mountain Music School
traditional summer music program in eastern KY

Bang on a Can
contemporary music organization

Appalachian Luthiery
instrument workshop in eastern KY


International Melodies :

folkloretanznoten.de
approximately 2500 international traditional tunes

hopp-zwei-drei.de/noten.html
approximately 200 international traditional tunes

spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/
focus on Northern European & Scandinavian tunes

goldov.com/butterw/emdb/scores.html
focus on Bulgarian tunes

arak29.am/songbook/songbook.php
Armenian songbook

stammtischmusik.at/noten/noten.shtml
German & Austrian tunes

digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13782
Middle Eastern Music Archive (MEMA) at William & Mary

bouzoukispot.com/tabs.php
int’l Bouzouki tunes

celticscores.com
many tunes from Ireland & Brittany

crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/music.html
focus on English dance tunes

tunearch.org/wiki/Category:Tune
Traditional Tune Archive (TTA)

larkinam.com/LITMLibrary.html
several international & many English tune collections

bluegrassmessengers.com/ballads--child-ballads-other-english-american.aspx
lyrics & tunes to child ballads & other traditional music


Invaluable Resources :

PennSound archive
recordings of modern & contemporary poets

Tom Johnson’s Music by my Friends
audio programs introducing notable composers & their work

Matt Marble’s Secret Sound podcast
diverse esoteric influences on American music