December 13-18, 2011
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Scott performed a new one-man adaptation of the holiday classic.
PASSAGE TO PROXIMA
Scott and the Union-Tribune’s Gary Robbins wrote and staged this Sci-Fi radio drama with help from U-T listeners.
Scott and the Union-Tribune’s Gary Robbins discuss sound, science, film, and more.
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST: A NANCY DREW RADIO DRAMA
Scott Paulson and friends will perform this live,
original radio drama at the 2012
Nancy Drew Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Nancy and friends
find adventure in Arizona, and Nancy's jewelry box sparks a retrospective of her sleuthing adventures!
DEL MAR DETECTIVE RADIO DRAMA: LADY GUMSHOE
Set in 1940's Del Mar and starring Annie Hinton and Linda Libby.
Story, sounds, and music by Scott Paulson, commissioned by the
Del Mar Foundation. Premiered at The Powerhouse in Del Mar.
TOM SWIFT'S 100th BIRTHDAY:
Tom Swift and his Airship
Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fictional boy inventor, Scott collaborated on radio drama adaptations of two of the Tom Swift books. Both were performed live, at Geisel Library and at the 2010 Tom Swift convention.
NANCY DREW GETS A RADIO SHOW
Scott staged a live radio drama adapted from "The Mystery of the Whispering Statue" (1937) at the UC San Diego Arts Library.
Scott Paulson is an internationally recognized expert on the creation of live radio sound effects. With tools ranging from household objects to a vintage Moog synthesizer, his work has been heard on innumerable broadcasts and in live radio drama re-enactments, and he is constantly in demand for sound-dependent theater, radio, and concert projects. His voice skills have earned him one reviewer’s designation as “the love child of Vincent Price and Garrison Keillor.”
A clasically trained musician and concert oboist, Scott is also an expert Theremin player, and often includes the mysterious instrument in his sound-stylings, to audiences delight.
Nearly all his live performances include ample opportunities for audience members to participate in the creation of sound, and he is happy to demonstrate techniques and share his knowledge. Many surprised people have attended a seemingly ordinary radio staging, and had an impromptu Theremin or harp lesson.
To show all generations that these old-school techniques are limitless, imaginative, and freeing is Paulson’s mission, and one he carries on without peer.