Dr. Scott Giles Composer, Conductor, Writer and Artist
Contacting Dr. Scott Giles:
I was born inside of music
and I compose my way out
into the tactile world.
Scott Giles is a composer and conductor who has written symphonies, concerti, string quartets, two operas and sonatas for numerous instruments as well as a host of other Classical, Jazz, and ethnic works. He was director of The August Ensemble for six years where, along with his own music he performed the great works of the classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bartok, Ravel and others.
Dr. Giles also claims the great and rare honour of having a plaster bust (yes, plain white plaster, not even spray-painted gold!) of himself in a music conservatory in Egypt. He has no idea why or how that occurred.
Scott has PhDs in Music Composition and History as well as other degrees in Psychology, Canadian Studies, Journalism and Communications. He doesn't remember how all of that came about (particularly that Canadian Studies thing!) He plays the violin, viola, cello, clarinets and saxophones and the piano.
He plans to write music for the movies and is at present setting up his studio. Scott Giles is also an artist, published writer and poet, is listed in Who's Who and is currently engaged in several projects.
Scott Giles is also the kind of guy who likes to write about himself in the 3rd person...Nor is he a real Doctor, he just has PhDs in social sciences.
...it's just a thing he does.
Dr. Scott Giles's Interests: General Composing music, Writing, Film, Photography, Teaching, Playing Piano, Strings and Clarinet, Chess, Painting, Drawing, Literature, Language, Religion, Philosophy, Archeology, History, Military History, Arabic and Chinese Calligraphy, Mathematics, Science, Aerospace, UFOlogy, Astronomy, my hometown of Monroe MI, the history of the Sacramento Valley, Paranormal Sciences, Architecture, Futurism. Advancing Our Culture.
Music: THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PIECES THAT HAVE MOST INFLUENCED HIS WORK - Sibelius: Symphony 4; Bruckner: Symphony 5 and 9; Ravel: Alborada Del Gracioso; Scriabin: White Mass; Leonard Bernstein: Kaddish; Mahler: Symphony 1 and 9; Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; George Gershwin: Concerto In F; The Doors: Break on Through; Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here; and just about anything by Bach, Beethoven, Philip Glass, Jerry Goldsmith, Charlie Parker, Kurt Weill, Bela Bartok and Bernard Herrmann and John Williams.
Movies: Star Wars, Casablanca, Apocalypse Now, Alien, The Thin Man movies, Metropolis, Pulp Fiction, The Wind and the Lyon, Star Trek 6, Now Voyager, Kill Bill, Inserts, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Soylent Green, Alien Apocalypse,The Great Dictator, Modern Times, The Puppy's Great Adventure, anything by Akira Kurosawa, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Planet of the Apes (1968), 2001 A Space Odyssey, Evolution, Chaplin, Pandora's Box, The Wind(1928), Once at a Border: The Life of Igor Stravinsky and Jaws.
Television: X Files, House, Monk, Sopranos, Myth Busters, Dr. Who, anything Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Cosmos, Colbert Report (pronounced RAY-POR, please!), California's Gold and Huell Howser's other shows glorifying The California Republic (the greatest nation in the WORLD!), UFO Connection...
Books: War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells), Moby Dick (Herman Melville), Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad), A Farewell To Arms (Ernest Hemmingway), The Meditations of Marcus Aurilius (Marcus Aurilius), Ordeal and Triumph (Ladislas Fargo), The Art of Quartet Playing - The Gueneri Quartet in Coversation With Robert Blum, Theory of Harmony (Arnold Schoenberg). Favourite Science Fiction Writers: Issac Asimov, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury.
Heroes: Hector Berlioz, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, St.Francis of Assisi, General George S. Patton, Charlie Parker, Yukio Mishima, Marcus Aurilius.
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