"An avant-garde vaudevillian. Think Samuel Beckett meets John Cage."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Paulson seems to have channeled Spike Jones, Harpo Marx and
Victor Borge, but the mix is clearly his own."
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 • 12:00 noon
TURKEY CALLING SHOW
UC San Diego Library's annual Turkey Calling Show is presented in the style of an old-time live radio broadcast, filled with music and "studio audience" participation.
In this fast-paced show, get instruction on how to use turkey calls and find out how the American turkey became popular in European art.
Special note: with all due respect to the East Coast turkey, visit us at this show and find out why the West Coast turkey rules!
Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego
LA JOLLA: READY FOR HER CLOSEUP
KPBS interviews Scott about presenting the 1920s silent films of the La Jolla Cinema League
When cinema was theatre and radio was young...
Scott Paulson is an award-winning soundscape artist who has been heard on radio, television, and film. His performance ensemble, the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra, provides live music and sounds for silent film screenings, ballet productions, radio dramas, operas, and theatrical productions. At many of his live shows, Paulson asks the audience to assist: Strike a thundersheet! Use exotic wooden birdcalls! Roll out an elegant harp glissando! Play a Theremin, if you dare! In addition to his slapstick and experimental music activities, Paulson is an orchestral oboist, and also is the University Carillonneur at UC San Diego, performing live on Geisel Library's rooftop chimes. (Yes, he takes song requests!) Scott is the Exhibits & Events Coordinator at the UC San Diego Library, for which he founded and directs various festivals: The Short Attention Span Chamber Music Series, the annual Toy Piano Festival, The Not-So-Silent Film Festival, and a Paper Theatre Festival.