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Craig Scott's Lobotomy

Craig Scott (b.1987, Aberdeen,Scotland) creates sound works for human and non-human performers. Using handmade analogue hardware, robotics and modified obsolete audio technology exploring the disquieting tension that exists between human and machine made music.

this takes form across three streams:

Animating instruments and domestic objects in the absence of/in collaboration with improvising human performers;

Exploiting malfunction as artistic expression, harnessing the inherent instability of obsolete audio technologies through the precision digital control affords;

Acousmatic music in which live instrumental recordings are dissected, transformed and blended with synthetic sources and field recordings, blurring perceptions of the organic/artificial.

As a solo artist he is the recipient of the PSR Composers Fund, Jerwood/PRS Take 5, Francis Chagrin Composer Award, Gain Trust Award, Hope Scott Trust Award, ECF and PRSF grants. Works have been commissioned by BBC Jazz on 3, Late Junction & LUMELab.

He has performed throughout the UK and Europe at: Cafe Oto, WOMAD, The Vortex, Union Chapel, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Chalton Gallery, Hackoustic, Great Exhibition of the North, Hundred Years Gallery, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival, UCA, International Festival for Artistic Innovation, The National Museum of Scotland, Music ExMachina festival (Spain) & Trem Azul (Portugal).

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“In a class of his own when it comes to creating wildly inventive music” Gary Lucas (Capitan Beefheart /Jeff Buckley)

It's everything new music can and should be...a wake-up call for the ears...A superbly executed tour de force that leaves audiences shunting between fits of laughter and jaw-dropping wonder. Steve Mead, Artistic Director, Manchester jazz festival

This is a moderately extraordinary record...To say unique in this case would be proper...The silly name aside, it’s not messing about. Chris Cutler ( Henry Cow/Art Bears/RER records)

Albums

I AM REVOLTING

Lobotomy Laboratory Records
2020

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War is a Racket

Wasp Millionaire Records
2015

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