Day For Night – Catalogue of Works 001-100
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DESIGN, WEB DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY
NATPE.com – The Largest U.S.-Based Global Content Association
Talk About It! – Epilepsy Awareness campaign for the Epilepsy Foundation
Book | Words & Images by Eric Scott
Sitework: “The Re:Fresh Gallery”
Day 060, the Re:Fresh Gallery, is a three-part virtual structure proposed for the viewing of graphic artworks by Day For Night, and set to the downtempo/trip-hop beats spun by DJ Salvador Dalek. Re:Fresh is a home to works and installations in the areas of fiction and non-fiction, audio, motion and interface design, and is accompanied by a catalogue documenting the graphic work of Eric Scott.
The current exhibition, “Fans Should Not Be Moved Or Turned Off” collects visual work from the graphic archives of Eric Scott, to be viewed in the upper design gallery. Other site spaces include the Listen Soundspace, workshops for audio design, poetry and intermedia, and a lending library for customized industrial samples and loops.
Video | Portfolio Work
Day For Night, Herb Alpert.com, 1042 Voiceworks, Avenir, Commit, Commercial Realty Consultants, Crestone Group, Contemporary Visual Arts, Bluebottles, DNA2Z, Editions La Nuit Americaine, Eric Scott, Found, King FM Soundsystem, Kunstfabriken, Mr. No-Logo, NIGHTfonts, NIGHTlinkRail Project, re:Fresh, Rhythm Factory, Salvador Dalek, SEXUS Ensemble, The Von Trapps, Evolve, Felicity, NoelCrane.com, CraneFaces, ITCottage, Kristy Manning, Fuse, Living.org, Luke (Steve Lukather), Underground Productions, Naczinski & Associates, Project Scholar, TalkAboutIt.org, Tower Art Group, Tambu by Toto, WorldWest, UCIrvine Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, TSA Design Group, Herb Alpert “Music • Art • Life”
BIO Eric Scott is a composer, producer, artist, writer, DJ and sound designer from Santa Monica, California. He brings over 25 years’ consultative experience as principal and founder of Day For Night, a digital creative studio for art, design, music and video.
Coming from a background in the advertising production industry where he established himself as a sound designer and audio engineer, Eric broke out to work independently in 1991. A boutique independent music label, Day For Night boasts original catalogue of electronic, abstract, dream pop and avant-garde-jazz-classical music releases. Solo recordings (under an absurdistly lengthy variety of pseudonyms, based more upon genre than personnel) include 3 Mains (1991), The Performing Man (1993), Paris – A Musical Overpass (1995), Found1 – A Stone (2006), The Inner Cinema (2007) and Junction – Another Train Leaving (2007).
Eric has also worked under the names Rhythm Factory, Bluebottles, Found, Mr. No-Logo, Künstfabriken, King FM and as one half of the duo Salvador Dalek, all released on auteur label Day For Night. In 2011 alone, Eric has remixed a broad variety of artists in diverse styles, from Euro-Israeli pop chanteuse Keren Ann, John Foxx, David Lynch, Martin Solveig and musique concrète composer Luc Ferrari.
In 1998, Eric established Day For Night Digital Creative Studio, mixing in his creative strengths through professional consultative services, and comprehensive design solutions. His studio activities encompass, full-time, his lifelong passion for creativity in communication and the visual arts as well as music.
Today, Day For Night provides bespoke strategic solutions, consultation and development in web properties and viral multimedia, branding and identity design, and original music production and underscore for film. His client list includes TalkAboutIt.org, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, musician-artist Herb Alpert, Disney Online / Buena Vista Internet Group, Touchstone Television, actor-producer Michael Chiklis, sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), The Epilepsy Foundation of America, University of California Irvine, contemporary visual artist Andrew Lakey, INVIDI Technologies, Two Chefs On A Roll, the Crestone Group Baking Companies, the Swim~ label and many others.
Eric is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, with a certificate from the Entrepreneur Program.
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With “Soundsystem 0.0.2” (Day 086) digital dub-plate fanatic King FM deconstructs the sound work begun by Rhythm Factory and other Day For Night artists in this light and summery outing. Comprising eight bass-heavy, downtempo thumpers, King FM is about an instinct to preserve a chilled-out blend of clicks and cuts, vibing against low, smooth bass and rattling, exotic percussion lines.
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Mr. No-Logo ups the energy levels on “Kino” (Day 069) from downtempo to wilder breakbeats, reflecting a trip-hop fusion of dark ambient and electro, and drawing from a mixed bag of vocalese sampladelics with electronica. “Tha Loop” picks up on a hummed bar of rare groove in this sophomoric release.
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This collection of Day For Night white labels on custm DVD-r media forms a box set with unreleased mixes, working demos and milestones from the Day For Night catalogue, each disc packaged in a themed box design.
Day 096.1 Bluebottles “Chalk-White + Garlands” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.2 Day For Night “Hash + Koehler” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.3 Eric Scott “Arts + Metiers” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.4 Eric Scott “Crabcakes + Ulcers” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.5 Eric Scott “Coffeehouses + Asylums” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.6 Found “sush9b2r + ;–(” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.7 King FM “Lex + Rez” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.9 Pete Moraites “Hollywood + Roppongi” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.10 Rhythm Factory “Synthesizers + Rhythm” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.11 Salvador Dalek “Dooney + Haggis” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.15 Mr. No-Logo “Spilt Pea + Gravy” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.16 Künstfabriken “Flame + Interrobang” A collection of white label tracks.
Day 096.17 Cowboy Joe “Fits + Starts” A collection of white label tracks.
Mix | Streaming Playlist
Salvador Dalek’s “Seaside Weekend” (Day 085) is where downtempo beats meet beachside bingo.
Mixed by Eric Scott, this set melds progressive house and dancefloor-oriented grooves from the Day For Night artist roster, also featuring Rhythm Factory, … and even Bluebottles… resulting in a blend of hauntological pastiche.
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“Vigilant” (Day 046) presents eleven tracks by Eric Scott, leading with the Britpop-tinged “My Nature”, and merging smoky trip hop, brooding melodies and dark keyboard layers, with the occasional upbeat diversion.
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Mr. No-Logo ups the energy levels on “Graceless” (Day 059) from downtempo to wilder breakbeats, reflecting a trip-hop fusion of dark ambient and electro, and drawing from a mixed bag of vocalese sampladelics with electronica. “Tha Loop” picks up on a hummed bar of rare groove in this sophomore release.
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“A Priori” (Day 043) collects ten tracks by Eric Scott, merging smoky trip hop, brooding melodies and dark keyboard layers, with the occasional upbeat diversion. “I wrote much of this in the early half of 1997. At that time, I was experiencing some turmoil, and documented almost everything in audio journals, and in the form of my guitar playing, which became very diligent, and very structured all of a sudden.
“Then, the project went on hold, as I began to deal with many of the feelings that came up during the writing process. The feelings were so intense that I never revisited the songs for almost ten years. It was like a magnet, finding so much power within this creative block, and so I considered it a great honor to finish and record all ten tracks!”
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“_Underscore” (Day 041) is the latest installment in orchestral cinematica from composer Eric Scott. Accentuated by patterned, rhythmical cycles, string lines, and Eric’s insistent post-minimalist trademark frenzy, this collection forges an emotional landscape that is rife with tension, in equal parts as it is harmonious with compassion, love and peace. “Underscore” is a lexicon of personal derives and new music for films; a work that is created anticipating need as filmic vantage.
Wire “High” Music Video – from pf22 ‘Wire’ (1:58)
Music promo for WIRE High from their 14th album release “Wire”, out April 2015 on Pink Flag. Video created by Eric Scott (Day For Night).
“…It all began (rather unassumingly) as #iPhone6 concert footage which I shot at the Echoplex L.A. show last May, having no plans in mind, and quickly turned into this. I found myself playing in After Effects and before I knew it, hours had passed and I was proceeding with confidence that there was an idea to explore, some visual contrasts to do with altitude and time.
“’High’ was immediately a standout track for me, from a tremendous 14th album (the self-titled ‘WIRE’). The song is buoyant with these soaring emotional highpoints in the poetic text, which is as beautifully cryptic as with so many of Graham Lewis’s lyrics. Meanwhile, the overall structure (A-B-A-B-C) contains some brilliant nuances, from the minor-to-major shifts which signals the chorus. Wire’s art-rock perspective on this results in something that is musically very satisfying, even in the less-likeliness of a ‘pop’ event… it is all-the-while SO subtle in so many more ways than one. A real gem of a song, it needed to become a single!”
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“Found5: What Part Of Us” (Day 068) takes the listener along a flowing atmospheric journey, leading through places and realms unknown…This ‘Found’ collection relies upon the sounds of our aqueous pursuits… An underwater experience for the weary traveler.
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A collection of acoustic demos, recorded between July 2009 and December 2010, and encompassing the entire songwriting catalogue by Eric Scott, for Day For Night/Editions La Nuit Américaine.
Eric: “In a way, this project represents a kind of re-invention; where the freedom of hearing oneself re-interpreted, as many as 20 years later, through an acoustic demo, frees one of the trappings of fashion, style, temperament, and leaves only the bare bones of a rather positive songwriting legacy in place. It was made with the intention of leaving an inspirational footprint, and I think it wholly succeeds.”
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“The Drowning Fish” (Day 033) is a collection of contemplative-yet-upbeat pieces for electric guitar, with a shift of emphasis upon arrangements that “could be reproducible live”…This is not to suggest that Eric Scott has any performance dates planned for the near future; the composer/producer prefers the studio environment above all else.
“I really do love to play live. But there’s a wiser instinct that reminds me that I just need to keep away from activities that have that laborious feeling, especially repetitive scheudules of any sort. From day to day, my attention is constantly moving, I’m restless and so I reinvent music every day. I’m just not into the side of things that requires that performer’s discipline. In many ways, it’s at the heart of why I do so many of the activities I pursue today.”
Book | Words & Images by Eric Scott
Eric Scott is a writer, multimedia artist, designer and composer… and in his 2nd book “Identity,” (Day 008) he explores the gestalt of Day For Night, presenting a variety of visual identities (alternating between the personal, and those created for his clients) along with other “messaging” from the Day For Night history. To create this work, Eric has painstakingly reviewed, documented and organized his own personal work, writings, designs & creative observations to present a cross-section that is the salient tip of the Day For Night (creative) iceberg…
In keeping with this approach, an abstract, occasionally surrealist, and mostly art-focused approach dominates the works presented, where “Identity” deliberately avoids the conflict of narrative, and instead interweaves many of Eric’s personal writings, notebooks and archives. A corner peeked-around when developing the identities and writings in a highly personal and visual setting… all of which, at its heart, defines the Day For Night approach.
“Identity” is a must-read for anyone who is a friend of the label, a client (or potential client), a lover of railway travel and/or urban explorer, reader of poetry or theorist of information architecture, or someone who is passionate about the creative process.
The full visual identity system, logo and sub-brands created by Day For Night, under the catalogue ID “Identity” (Day 008). As a matter of internal reference, this also includes identity marks for Eric Scott, NIGHTfonts, Editions La Nuit Amèricaine, Re:Fresh, King FM, Bluebottles, and Rhythm Factory, plus the accompanying letterhead, envelope, business card, in-ternal communications (fax, invoice, etc.), and a free downloadable desktop utility for composers, the Day For Night BPM Calculator
Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission. Composer Eric Scott (Day For Night) is interviewed on the boutique label’s approach towards commercial music and licensing, as part of the label mission.
Eric: “I felt it a growing imperative that I begin to share the working methodology behind some of the madness, so here’s the first in a series of little vlogisodes we’ve produced…”
Strategic Web Development, Digital Portfolio & Site Refresh
London-based composer/multimedia artist Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner was gracious enough to invite Day For Night to enhance his informational site Scannerdot.com. This latest update emphasises a forensics approach to design production (and most importantly, making the site mobile device-friendly)!
The development strategy was to aim for the ultimate; providing a comprehensive e-Commerce page, further improving all shopping and downloading options, developing an exhaustive discography providing fan access to all matter of rich Scanner releases and downloadable media as possible, and by restoring a thirteen-year old archive of newsletters, which reveals a fascinatingly autobiographical track-back through the history of the international sound arts scene since 1994, as told from the voice of one of electronic music’s prime movers, collaborators, and orchestrators.
For such a diverse recording and performance artist, this represents still but a small portion of Scanner’s recorded artistic achievement, as we also for the first time embedded Robin’s Flickr photo gallery – to show the world what a wonderful eye the man has behind a lomographic or iPhone quad camera!
Experience the strikingly dark beauty of Scanner’s musical and personal work here:
WordPress Site Development
WordPress blog designed as a collection of contemporary works by the late artist Andy Lakey, who passed away October of 2012.
Logo & Identity Development
Day For Night has designed an extension to the BBVD art deco dancehall venue; the site for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to promote their 2012 album “Rattle Them Bones.”
CMS (WordPress) Blog Development
CMS (WordPress) Site Development
Band From TV is a collection of (literally, that)… television stars who rock, for their favorite charities together.
The meeting of Greg Grunberg (founder, drummer & vocalist from TV’s ‘Heroes’, as well as ‘ALIAS’, ‘Love Bites’, ‘The Client List’, ‘Felicity’) with Hugh Laurie (‘House’, ‘A Bit of Fry & Laurie’) originally set the band’s dynamic in motion when they collaborated on an episode of ‘House’ and the rest is now history. With Bob Guiney (‘The Bachelor’) on vocals, James Denton (‘Desperate Housewives’) on guitar, Jesse Spencer (‘House’) on violin, Scott Grimes (‘ER’), Teri Hatcher on vocals, Brad Savage on bass and many other guest vocalists from Jorge Garcia to Wayne Brady, to Jennifer Love Hewitt, to… oh, the list just goes on.
Day For Night re-developed a new site presence for the band to complement their need for an easy to maintain site interface in light of their busy touring schedule.
Content-Managed E-Commerce Site Development
Royalty-Free Stock Video Footage :: Filmed From A Choice of Multi-Camera Angles
Custom Site Development & Brand Experience
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Digital Strategy & Mobile Site
Day For Night Podcast Series / Downloads
“OverCast” is a themed series of eclectic podcast mixes (genres ranging from fringe electronica, drum ‘n’ bass, trip-hop and downtempo, avant-garde-jazz-classical, spoken-word sound collage) and curated by the Day For Night artists Eric Scott, Salvador Dalek, Peter Moraites and more.
A one-time subscription to the free podcast (RSS) feed below will give you access to all of the podcasts.
“OVERCAST” : UPCOMING PODCAST SERIES
Click below for advance info on any of these upcoming free Day For Night Podcast channels. To subscribe, simply subscribe to the main feed here, and the channels (series) will be added to your Downloads as they become available.
Day 020 : “Music From The Park” (Found Mix)
Day 030 : “Addictaphone” (The Creativity Podcast)
Day 060 : “Re:Fresh” (Salvador Dalek Mix)
Day 070 : “Hospital Radio” (Day For Night Mix)
Day 100 : “Terminus” (Day For Night Mix)
Chronopolis Dub Remix by Eric Scott / Download
The setting of this work takes the listener, over seventeen minutes, along a journey – from the factory (the birthplace) to the stage (youth – through theatre, spectacle and illusion) via the countryside (peace, retirement) and concluding in a sanctuary. This HORSPIEL indirectly references the human condition, from birth to death. …HORSPIEL is a tribute as well to the late composer Luc Ferrari, who passed away in 2005 and who is greatly missed by all those who knew and loved his work.
A guide to the original Luc Ferrari sounds used in the piece are available from this link:
Extract From Composer’s Notes by Eric Scott
…Ferrari introduces his Tautologie; whereby a machinist’s saw signals a Caesarean birth as the “Usine” groove smashes in, punctuated by sharp attacks and pulsations, and presaging the Shakespearean (Stratford) montage of violent battle, with sword hits and exclamatory grunts. Le petit train (Strauss) then takes us out… and into an atmospheric segment, leading us to an adaptation of an original Salvador Dalek work – “Doop” – remixed from the original replacing all original percussion with recordings of Luc’s… The peacock screech, intended to represent the danger element in the work…
…The ambient textures from Chronopolis : Sons Tendus Électroniques forming a pulsating audio bed beneath this piece which integrates breakbeats and fretless bass. Nearing the fourteen-minute mark, more of those damned peacocks, and the bells of St. Antoine bid their farewell to us as our train leads us away once again, revealing the organ sounds from Chopin : Ambiance Église Orgue et Marteau… and carry us away again through time …And we are left with the image of receding sound of footsteps in the monastery…
The storyline of Lucas Turnbloom’s “4G” strip at TalkAboutIt.org takes a new twist in episode 45, and pursues a new epilepsy-themed storyline. Click the arrow buttons to follow along with the insights and adventures of Thad, Dusty and WARD…
Segment 7 of 7, produced for the “Laughter On The Talk About It! Express” series of PSAs for TalkAboutIt.org.
Segment 6 of 7, produced for the “Laughter On The Talk About It! Express” series of PSAs for TalkAboutIt.org.
Segment 5 of 7, produced for the “Laughter On The Talk About It! Express” series of PSAs for TalkAboutIt.org.
Segment 4 of 7, produced for the “Laughter On The Talk About It! Express” series of PSAs for TalkAboutIt.org.