60 Minute Cities- San Francisco

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60 Minute Cities- San Francisco

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[Purchase includes all audio tracks in Mp3 format and PDF with track descriptions.]

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Audio Track Listing:

1- The Mission (6:00) / 2- On The March (6:00) / 3- Japantown (6:00) / 4- Before The Rally (6:00) / 5- SF Pride 2017 (6:00) / 6- California @ Davis (6:00) / 7- Civic Center Protest (6:00) / 8- Rincon Center (6:00) / 9- Dolores Park (6:00) / 10- Pier 39 (6:00) /

I have grown up on the outskirts of San Francisco, the child of two city-born parents who managed to make any trip across the bridge seem as magical as a trip to Disneyland / Those from the Greater Bay Area call San Francisco “The City” when referring to it- “I’m going to The City tonight to see the show”, you might say, and any of the 7.68 million people within the 7000 square-mile, 9-county boundary, will know where you mean / Over the last 20 years, the growing tech-sector has changed The City’s face / Once storied for its egalitarian politics and inclusive neighborhoods, it is now equally known for jaw-droppingly expensive real-estate and over-priced luxuries / These cities live side-by-side for now, but the old one is shrinking / You are as likely to hear construction sounds as street music- as likely to hear the clinking of crystal cocktail glasses as the North Beach Jazz that Jack Kerouac wrote so feverishly about / In this city there is always some new thing to discover, some new flavor to sample / I have included as many of those flavors as I could- the San Francisco of the People (The Mission District’s Dolores Park), the Global Metropolis San Francisco (Tourists watching Pier 39’s sea lions), the City of Civil Rights (Sounds of protest) / I’ve taken risks with these recordings- hopefully you’ll hear what is beautiful and unique about these everyday moments when they’ve been taken from their native time and place and brought to wherever you are when you hear them //  
 

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 January 13, 2018 / 12:30 / 37°47'37.7"N 122°23'51.6"W / California @ Davis / San Francisco is famous for its cable cars; these unique modes of transportation work by gripping an underground cable that pulls the trolley along / They are a wealth of sound- there’s the rattle of the wheels, the traditional bells, the grinding brakes / As I prepared to capture the distinctive sound of the cable running under the street, a choir began to sing… and before I could find out who they were and why they were singing, they were gone / When I listen to this recording I’m struck by how the song seems to continue even after the chorus has stopped- and the music fades into the sounds of traffic, the ever-present cable, and the sounds of cars crossing the tracks //

About The Artist

Randy Johnson is a San Francisco Bay Area native; the region’s rich history of progressive activism is what drove him to field recording / He hopes to capture the sound and spirit of that passion for justice / He is also fascinated by the possibilities inherent in high-fidelity recording and uses exclusively analog recorders for his projects / This project is Randy’s first, and he would like to thank Bivouac Recording for the opportunity //