September is Raymond Scott's birth month. Born Harry Warnow on September 10, 1908, many of you have probably never heard of him. However, you should especially if you consider yourself a science fiction fan. Aside from composing music that was featured in many cartoons over the years, he created the electronium, which is an instrument that combined an electronic synthesizer with algorithmic composition. It would have happened during the 1950's and is the kind of music you hear on science fiction movies of the time ("Forbidden Planet" being one example). So yeah, the next time you watch an old science fiction movie and hear those eerie sounding notes that sound like electronic blips and long drawn out whines...raise a glass to Raymond Scott, the genius behind the tune.