Jeff Winner


JEFF WINNER is a music & film producer, researcher, and historian. He has written for the Oxford University Press "GROVE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN MUSIC," the MIT Press anthology "SOUND UNBOUND" (with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Moby, Scanner, and Steve Reich), features in "ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN" magazine, and liner notes for the DVD/CD series "OHM: THE EARLY GURUS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC" (with Sonic Youth, Bob Moog, John Cage, and Brian Eno). Jeff was also editor/interviewer for "WE ARE DEVO," the band's only biographical book (Firefly Press), and is the Consulting Producer of the forthcoming official Devo documentary film (see for info).

Since 1995, Mr. Winner has been a curator of The RAYMOND SCOTT Archives. His Scott projects include the acclaimed "MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC." book/2-CD set detailing Scott's pioneering electronic music and inventions, the "MICROPHONE MUSIC" compilation of famous 1930s "cartoon jazz" immortalized in classic Warner Bros. "LOONEY TUNES" starring BUGS BUNNY, "THE REN & STIMPY SHOW," and "THE SIMPSONS," and the new award-winning documentary film "DECONSTRUCTING DAD," featuring multi-Academy Award®-winning movie score composer JOHN WILLIAMS ("STAR WARS"/"HARRY POTTER"), MARK MOTHERSBAUGH, and DJ SPOOKY aka Paul D. Miller.

Among Winner's current activities is an eclectic collection of "artistic" ringtones titled, "THE TELE-TONE PROJECT" with FRANK BLACK (The Pixies), THE RESIDENTS, DAVID J. (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), NEGATIVLAND, movie-soundtrack composer STEVE BARTEK (Oingo Boingo), and French music legend JEAN-JACQUES PERREY.

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