Scotty Vercoe

Scotty Vercoe

Music composer, musician and sound designer in Somerville, Massachusetts

About Scotty

American pianist and composer Scotty Vercoe was keyboardist and founding member of the groups Hyptonic and Zen Bastards. As a music producer, Scotty led a team of songwriters and performers to create the diverse album project The Invisible Movie Soundtrack. Vercoe worked as a composer for the National Film Preservation Foundation, scoring and performing several silent films released as part of their critically acclaimed DVD sets. Further silent film work included an independent commission to score the 1910 adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

Vercoe studied jazz composition at Oberlin Conservatory, and received a Master's degree from the MIT Media Lab. For his advanced degree studies, Scotty developed the first software designed to arrange film music based on emotional cues. Vercoe has worked as an instrument designer at Analog Devices and as a music knowledge engineer at The Echo Nest. Scotty currently works as a freelance pianist, film / media composer and music producer.


Name: Scotty Vercoe

Lives in: Somerville, Massachusetts

Occupation: Music Composer, Musician and Sound Designer

Credits

  • Journal

    Journal (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Have a Good Day

    Have a Good Day (2016)
    Film (Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • This Time

    This Time (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Daydream

    Daydream (2016)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Composer Add a Plot »

  • The Man in the Cowboy Hat

    The Man in the Cowboy Hat (2016)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and War) Composer In 1980, Carlos left his homeland Costa Rica for the American Dream. In 2004, three Marines came to Carlos's house to inform him that his oldest son, Alex, had died in Iraq. He entered their military van with a can of gasoline and a propane torch and the van exploded into flames. Carlos's extreme grief over Alex's death launched him on a journey to honor his son and fight for the America he believed in. He sought solace in sharing Alex's story and advocating for the war to end. He became a well known, if unorthodox, peace activist and then a central figure in Occupy Boston. Publicly Carlos had a new purpose. Behind the scenes the story was more complex. More than a decade after Alex's death, the tragedies of war continue to affect thousands of other families in the United States, the Middle East and the rest of the world.

  • Family Dinner

    Family Dinner (2014)
    Film (Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Recharge

    Recharge (2013)
    Film (short) by Bejan Faramarzi composer

  • Killing Time

    Killing Time (2013)
    Film (short) by Cara Fano composer

  • Kiss Me Dangerous

    Kiss Me Dangerous (2013)
    Film (short) by Diane Lisa Johnson composer

  • By the Book

    By the Book (2013)
    Film (short) by Daniel Lee White composer

  • Mildred's Millions

    Mildred's Millions (2013)
    Film (short) by Ben Proulx composer

  • Meat. Prey. Love.

    Meat. Prey. Love. (2013)
    Film (short) by Cara Fano composer

  • Fairy Tales: Sunday Night at the Club

    Fairy Tales: Sunday Night at the Club (2013)
    Film by Jim Carroll composer

  • Welcome to Grandpaville

    Welcome to Grandpaville (2013)
    Television by Michael T. Lombardi composer (series theme song)

  • One Night in Jamestown

    One Night in Jamestown (2013)
    Film (short) by Roxanne Morse composer

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) (2009)
    Film by Selig Polyscope Company composer/pianist

  • Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film

    Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film (2007)
    Film by National Film Preservation Foundation composer/pianist on 3 films

  • Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man

    Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man (2006)
    Documentary by Henriette Mantel & Steve Skrovan performer on featured song

  • Behind the Scenes with the Bootleggers

    Behind the Scenes with the Bootleggers (1926)
    Film (Documentary, Short and News) Composer This newsreel depicts the inner-workings of a bootleggers' facility for making and distributing illegal bootleg liquor. The participants, all of whom wear masks, mix liquids and pour them into bottles while a portly African-American worker keeps coming and going with supplies. A shot of the finished product, a pan across a row of bottles with clearly visible labels, is followed by a final shot of prohibition agents destroying the seized goods. Written by Anonymous

  • Capital Stirred by Biggest Hooch Raid

    Capital Stirred by Biggest Hooch Raid (1923)
    Film (Short and News) Composer Several prohibition agents display cans and bottles of seized liquor for the camera. They are then shown dumping the goods at a junk yard, smashing up the tins and barrels seen earlier. The contents flow into what appears to be a lake of illegal hooch, and a few Negro residents are seen stealing some of the alcohol out of the battered leaking tins. Written by Anonymous

  • Lights and Shadows in a City of a Million

    Lights and Shadows in a City of a Million (1920)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Composer Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Best Original Score, 48 Hour Film Project New Hampshire
    (2013)

  • Best Original Score, 48 Hour Film Project New Haven
    (2013)

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
    (2004-2006)

  • Oberlin Conservatory (Oberlin, OH)
    (1992-1995)

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