Scott Harwood

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Sir Dr Scott Aonghas Harwood, KCA
Scott Harwood, as seen in The Bedroom in June 2012.
1st President of the Republic of Taigh a Bata
Assumed office
June 15th, 2009
Predecessor None
Successor Abolished
Personal information
Born 8 July 1994 (1994-07-08) (age 26)
Huddersfield, UK
Birth name Angus Scott Harwood
Citizenship Albionite (2012 - present), La Agüerian (2010-present), Taigh a Batan (2009-2012), English (1994-present), Scottish (2009-present).
Nationality Scottish
Residence Pirnmill, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Scott Aonghas Harwood is a Scottish musician, writer and micronationalist, noted for the Independent State of La Agüera in addition to the former Republic of Taigh a Bata. He founded Taigh a Bata in June 2009, after being inspired by Austenasia and Sealand.


Biography

Born on the 8th of July 1994 at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, his parents named him Angus, but on his birth certificate they changed his name from Angus to his middle name (Scott) because it was easier for them to say. Harwood attended three schools in West Yorkshire, namely Netherton Infant and Nursery School, South Crosland C of E Junior School and Moor End Technology College. In June 2006, he moved from Huddersfield to his second home on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, where he attended Arran High School until June 2011. He then attained an HND in Administration at James Watt College, Kilwinning.

In 2009, after his house was extended, Harwood made his new bedroom (and a few other pieces of land) the Republic of Taigh a Bata. In August of that same year, he also founded Pipeland and Northwest Island, which were abandoned later owing to the 2010 Taigh a Bata Flood. On 18 September 2010, he was made a Knight Commander of the Austenasian Order by the then Emperor of Austenasia.

In 1999, Harwood was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, along with mild dyspraxia. He has also realised that he has some sort of eating disorder, mild insomnia and occasional bouts of depression.

Harwood became ordained by the Universal Life Church Monastery on the 4th of February 2012. His traditional micronational title is Sir Dr. Scott Aonghas Harwood, KCA, with his full macronational title being Dr Scott Angus Harwood. In May 2013, Harwood unofficially changed his middle name to 'Aonghas', which is pronounced the same as 'Angus'.

Harwood resided in Australia from August 2014 to May 2015 - chiefly in Nimbin, New South Wales - where he performed live poetry alongside David Hallett, Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth. He returned to Pirnmill afterwards.

Harwood resided in Khalte, Nepal, from January to March 2016, where he volunteered in said community.

In December 2017, Harwood embarked on a three-month journey where travelled back to Nepal via India, and returned by bus to Scotland after flying to Istanbul. This trip is the inspiration for his 2018 album Island's Return.

Musical career

Scott Harwood
OriginThe Bedroom, Taigh a Bata (Pirnmill, Scotland)
GenresElectronic Music, Ambient Music, Experimental Music, Industrial, Psybient, Trance
Years Active2010-Present
LabelsShedpop
Current MembersScott Harwood

In July 2010, Harwood was given a Korg Kaossilator synthesizer for his sixteenth birthday. After a few months of learning, Harwood started producing albums on the then-Taigh a Batan 'Shedpop' label. Harwood's early music is generally said to be a blend of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and Steve Reich, with later albums picking up more influences and developing into a unique style. Influences from the band Klopfzeichen are also present on some albums.

Harwood also produces music under the name Domestic Television Genocide, Ψ☮ and Roddy Shaw's Illegitimate Love-Child

Whilst Harwood has "released" albums, they have been mainly jam sessions with little being regarded to commercialism.

Despite the fact that Taigh a Bata was dissolved in March 2012, Harwood continues to release music on YouTube.

As Scott Harwood

As Domestic Television Genocide

As Ψ☮

As Roddy Shaw's Illegitimate Love-Child

Collaborations

Music released on the Internet

Instrumentation

  • Korg Kaossilator
  • Yamaha PSR-350 (The Different Machine)
  • Native Instruments Reaktor 5 and Reaktor 6
  • Native Instruments iMaschine
  • Audacity
  • Korg iKaossilator
  • TonePad Pro
  • BeatMaker
  • GarageBand (for the iPhone)
  • 1990s Zoom effects machine
  • Korg mini-KP
  • Korg Monotron
  • Yamaha drum machine
  • Stylophone Beatbox