Scott Worthington

bassist, composer, etc.

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photo of worthingtonScott Worthington enjoys a diverse career as a musician based in Los Angeles. A masterful and transfixing bassist (NewMusicBox), he performs as a soloist, in orchestras and recording studios, and with improvisors and chamber groups. As a performer-composer, his albums have garnered critical acclaim. Prism was named one of The New Yorker's most notable classical albums of 2015 and called as bewitching as it is original by Alex Ross. Scott's other releases have been praised by The New York Times (continually surprises and delights with tiny, glittering events) and the National Sawdust Log (quietly gripping). He has received commissions from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Loadbang, the Isaura String Quartet, the Byrne:Kozar Duo, Synchromy, and numerous soloists.

As an electronic musician, Scott has performed at the Ojai Music Festival, on the wasteLAnd and People Inside Electronics concert series, and created software for performances of music ranging from Lucier to Boulez. His own compositions and solo concerts make frequent use of electronic sound and live computer processing. As a recording engineer and producer, his work can be heard on Bridge, Microfest, Innova, Orenda, and Populist Records. Scott's current projects focus on improvisation with custom software. His duo with Christopher Burns releases its music as a podcast and his own system Cassini was called magic in the Los Angeles Times.

He is the principal bassist of the Redlands Symphony and teaches at the University of Redlands Conservatory of Music and Cal State LA. Scott studied at the Eastman School of Music with James VanDemark and the University of California San Diego with Mark Dresser.

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