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The Electronic Closet (ECS)

Urban Animism 1984

Animism is the belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.
Animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork,
and in some cases words—as animated and alive. Wikipedia

  1: The Invocation.  Using Jessie Jackson 1984 democratic nomination speech in San Francisco. with my music.
  2: Machines. (ghost in the machine?)
  3: S.F. Nocturne. One of my early experiments with mixing field recordings with music. The San Francisco Cable car sounds were recorded on the S.F. Powell St. cable car line.
  4: Pipes 1.  This is a set of 10 hand cut 1/2 in. anodized aluminum pipes "tuned" to themselves (N+1" difference in length) between some of the pipes were
       suspended wooden rings agitated by a fan. Reprocessed 12/23
  5: Pipes 2. Processed as recorded (real time).. 
  6: Night* is a recording of experiments in improvised live performance of electronic music by a 
   single performer/controller pre-computer (MIDI) control. The most psychedelic piece I have on record.  
  * Also titled "Animal Night"
  My "day job" was  Building Maintenance in the South of Market Area (SOMA). 
  Industrial by day rough trade (dive bars) at night.
  During the winter months I would arrive at work during the early morning predawn and leave in the evening darkness.
  A whole different life came to light in the Night.

 Recorded at Lion's Main Music Productions San Francisco 1984
 1486 Dolores St. S.F. (Home Studio). 
 Originally called "Lion's Mane Music Productions" (I was a longhair Hippie/New Wave Leo type).

 Joel Graham- Korg MS20 synth. with pipes in the background (Intersection Theater San Francisco).

    I'd never heard of these until 2021...