Scott Kingston
Classical Corvallis, OR  USA
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A. Scott “Kokuluk” Kingston was born in Anchorage, Alaska and lived in Oregon most of his life. His mother, Olga, was raised on King Island, Alaska, thus the “Kokuluk” (Kooh-kuh-loohk) Eskimo name. He started writing music during the summer of 2000 for the play “The Little Mermaid” by William Glennon, that premiered during the winter of 2001 at Linn Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. Since then, Scott has written music for Marc Camoletti's “Don't Dress for Dinner” (Spring 2002) and “The State of Innocence and Fall of Man” by John Dreyden (2003) which was his premier as a music composition major at Western Oregon University. Scott has studied with Hal Eastburn at Linn Benton Community College, Dr. Keller Coker for Scott's first term at Western, Dr. Arnold Friedman, William Whitley, Dr. Kevin Walczyk, and Dr. Joseph Harchanko. Scott Received the Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music in June 2006.
Band/artist history
Seventeen Pieces for William Glennon’s “The Little Mermaid”, virtual instruments (2000-2001) • Little Mermaid/Sea Witch Overture • Sea Magic • “At the Top of the Sea” (“When I Rise”) – arrangement • Granny Waltz • A Turtle’s Message • King Neptune’s March • Turt • Sea Witch • Tort • Feverish • “At the Top of the Sea” (“When I Rise” - Reprise) – arrangement • Swimming Upwards • Dolphins and Mermaids • Mermaid Waltz • Schemers • “No More Witch” - arrangement • New Friends • “At the Top of the Sea” (“When I Rise” - Finale) – Lyrics and arrangement Eight Pieces for Marc Camoletti’s “Don’t Dress for Dinner”. virtual instruments (2002) • Canelloni Sonata I. Allegro II. Allegro III. Scherzo IV. Allegro (“Food for Thought”) • Plans Awry with a Side of Canelloni • Reluctance • A Friend, a Cook, and a Tango • In Love . . . Again? “The State of Innocence and Fall of Man” by John Dreyden, virtual instruments (2004) • The Serpent Solo Vocals with Accompaniment • A Letter for Sandman – Tenor solo with piano, Original Lyrics (2001) • Questions in the Mirror – Tenor solo with piano Original Lyrics, (2001) • To Sleep – Voice with Piano– Poem by John Keats (2003-2006) Two pieces for 2 Pianos, 8 Hands (2002) • Path of Light – Leandra’s Abduction • Path of Light – Omelenor Ensemble Works • A Whole Lotta Chroma Sonata – for flute, violin, viola and cello (2003) • The Spectrum Experiment – Sonata for Violin and Viola (2003) • Expired Dairy Product – for cello and piano (2003) • Directions and a Red Fly Debate– 2 voices, piano, violin, and cello (2003) • Theme and Variations: Cuckoo She’s a Pretty Bird – woodwind quintet (2003), 7.5 minutes • Irrational Disasters – flute, alto saxophone, and cello (2004) • Finally – alto sax, piano, violin, and cello (2004), 5 minutes • A House with Bad Dreams – Alto Saxophone, Trombone/Bass Clarinet, Piano (2004-2005), 5.5 – 6 minutes Solo Instrumental • Dance of a Stuttering Loon – piano (2003) • A Walk in the Forest – piano (2003) • Destiny – piano (2003) • The Raven – saxophone (2004) • Bb+/-Eb – solo piano (2005) Choral – with or without accompaniment • Sing Freely – SATB, original text (2003) • Utaqiliugigvin (I’ll Wait for You) – SATB with piano - original text by Olga, Deanna, and Scott Kingston. Edited by Dr. Lawrence D. Kaplan (2006) Film Scores • The Day Called ‘X’ Rescored (2004), 4.25 minutes • Longing for Space for Michael Kingery’s “Lighthouse” (2004), 3.8 minutes • Souls for Sale: Clip 2 – String Quintet, Woodwind Quintet (2005), 1 minute Electronics • Exploitation (2004) • helios 501734 (2005) • The Cabal (2006) • Garden of Terrors (2007) • Words without Thoughts (2007)
Your musical influences
Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Audio Slave, John Williams, Prokofiev, Mozart, J.S. Bach
What equipment do you use?
M-Audio Firewire 410, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, MXL 2001 and MXL 603 mics, Radio Shack 15 Band Stereo Graphic Equalizer, Behringer MS16 monitors (with Logitech Z-540 speakers for reality checks), Steinberger Spirit electric guitar, Tascam Porta07 4-track recorder, and more
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