Label : Eric Scott | Artist - Composer - Producer
Eric Scott is the label boss, musical director, composer, songwriter and producer of the works on the Day For Night label. This portfolio collects full details on all the releases since 1991, from Day 001 - Day 100.
As an independent artist and designer, I have deliberately avoided some of the limitations, both of specialized areas of work and the obligations of commitment required in a design studio environment.
I prefer to work alone, allowing myself more room to experiment and change, and to choose commissions of a wider diversity (from web creation to record covers, corporate work to unique commissions).
Presently, I am pursuing only the commissions I believe in and can support morally, socially and politically. This approach leads me into essentially close relationships with clients.
With two of my experimental projects thus far – NIGHTlinkRail and H O SPITAL – I have indulged the passion for image making which most interest me… Siteworks offering a unique marriage of progressive musics with flexible visuals. Both are joined in a network unified by a starting point and an end point. In the middle lies a finite universe of 100 virtual underground stations, each one representing a completed Day For Night project.
This might be tied in to a long-time fascination with underground travel, allowing me to develop a more effective context to integrate my music and images, making for a journey that is both unique for each visitor, and yet, like a subway system, governed by a rigorous internal logic.
What I do is not a ‘job’ but a vocation, something that is fundamental to my life. My approach to doing projects is continually informed by a passion for language and for architecture – a balance of form, space and order.
I admit to a tendency to being something of a trainspotter – creating an ordered universe, where the beauty and serendipity of random order can ultimately be introduced to play a catalytic role in the creative process,
Future hopes include continually challenging the accepted notions of applied arts – experimenting with unknown materials and new technologies – to extend work into a wider diversity of projects and to work more with environmentally-aware clients.
January 1, 2000