I made my first tape recording at the age of 5.
"Norman's Jokes"; runtime 60 minutes, 1978
My name is Norm.
Later, I learned how to build machines.
Wacky contraptions, harebrained devices, functional and imaginary.
James Madison University, B.S. in Art/Sculpture, 1999
The Story Machine
The De-Anxietizing Machine
Food Replacement Artificial Heart (detail)
Vacuum cleaner salesman.
Thrift Store Sales Associate.
Plastic bottle inspector.
I began composing/recording music for robots.
Fringe electronica, experimental lazerstyle, and even a musical puppet show.
The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
After many years of pushing buttons and twisting knobs in my own way, I finally learned how to "do it right".
New York, NY
Studio Manager and Recording Engineer at a cozy, well seasoned post-production studio in Tribeca. Worked with Noemie LaFrance, Gerard Malanga, Lee Ranaldo, Martha Williams, Karen Bernard.
Watkins Glen, NY
Served as Photo/Video Coordinator, working amongst rescued farm animals, and saw pigs, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, and rabbits as learned colleagues and friends.
I do video editing and videography, sound design, motion graphics, and sometimes wash dishes.
Other things I am:
Member of Ithaca Generator.
Founding member of Beyond Art Collective.
Collaborator at Arhanta Studio.
Up With People alumnus.
Avid audio diarist/field recordist.
Obsessed with ice.
Favorite Projects from the Archives
A Song a Week
A cover song every week for one year, with my wife Kristin.
Grand Deceiver Records
A home-baked record label; home to creations by Norm Scott & Sherwin V. Jones, and experimental audiozine Lo-Fi Confessional.