Welcome to Russell Scoones Music
I am based in Auckland, New Zealand. My website will tell you about the various music activities I am involved in. These include my music therapy work, music for children, The Verandahs and music composition for dance.
December 2012. The music continues...
NEWS!!! LET'S GO HOME is the title of a new collection of children's music I have spent the last few months writing and recording. The release date is DEC 9 2012. The launch will take place on DEC 9, 4.00pm at ONE 2 ONE CAFE, 121 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland. You are warmly invited. CD's will be on sale for $20.00. I am looking at getting it on iTunes but until then you may order a CD directly from me on my email. I'm very pleased to be releasing this as I am constantly asked by my children's groups for my music to take home.
THE VERANDAHS had a quiet year until recently when we were invited to perform in aid of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in a Battle of the Bands competition. We didn't win but had a great time and the band played really well. Look out for a CD release in 2013. Become our friend at The Verandahs.
Auckland dance company Touch Compass reworked SLIP for a very successful season at CUE THEATRE in Auckland this year. I reworked the music, funking it up while getting Tracy Z of The Verandahs to sing live. It was really quite an astonishing rework. There were tears...
I put on my Sound Artist hat for The Performance Arcade Wellington's waterfront this year by creating an installation of oil barrels filled with water and sound. Called VESSELS it was a hit amongst all the other strong performance art works.
I am now holding two CHILDREN'S MUSIC sessions at Cafes in Auckland. ONE 2 ONE CAFE at 121 Ponsonby Rd on TUESDAYS 9.30 and 10.30, and GARNET STATION at 85 Garnet Rd, Westmere, WEDNESDAYS 9.30 and 10.30. I am lucky enough to get asked to play at lots of kids birthday parties too, which are always lots of fun.
My work with the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre continues.