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K N O W F I
[ GIGA019 2010 ]
Do boulders remember their glory days as comets? Is our atmosphere the ultimate reverb chamber? Do clouds paint pictures for a reason? These are some of the questions posed by T H E M A Y S, a group of eight students and instructors from San Francisco's 'Urban Music Program,' an audio utopia for youth and adults at the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center.
UMP is dedicated to teaching progressive and adventurous music-making of all kinds. K N O W F I is the first of three recordings that document the group's obsession with drones, found sounds, musique concrete and inexpensive ways to simulate Pierre Schaeffer's phonogene. The Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center is a non-profit that has been using innovative methods to build community for fifteen years. In addition to UMP, they've fostered cutting-edge programs in robotics, flash animation, computer repair and more.