drone drama

Drone Drama: Music for the Dead 2016-2017 addresses what it is to be human in the age of the drone in an eleven chapter video from the album by composer Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt. 

Despite California’s free-wheeling, rebellious US government attitude, the state is the world’s fifth largest economy dependent on aerospace and military defense contracting corporations. The militaristic culture drives the income disparity, homelessness, environmental catastrophe and social upheaval. Silicon Valley’s militarized information corporations grew out of the Vietnam Nam War machine based on the San Francisco Peninsula. The war machine morphed from the local, world’s greatest WWII shipbuilders. This evolved from the wealth of Spanish Missions and California’s San Joaquin Valley which supplies 25% of world’s food. Big agriculture business has subsequently moved into the valley, and, having snatched the land of various peoples, has created more (unreported) crime than anywhere in the US.

In Drone Drama, videographer Cecelia Chapman works with Marquardt’s original album titles to film and address the current conflicts in her home state and birthplace, San Francisco.

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Drone Drama: Music for the Dead Chapter 1 and 10, Cotuit Center for the Arts 2020 May 9 – June 21

Chapter 10 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead, Loophole Berlin, Germany 17/10

Chapter 10 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead, Primal Uproar III, MS Stubnitz, Hamburg, Germany 6/29

Chapter 9 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead, Interalia Magazine https://www.interaliamag.org/emerging…

Drone Drama: Music for the Dead, Magmart Video Festival 10 http://www.magmart.it/fullvideo.php?i…

Drone Drama 2016, Traumathek, Cologne, Germany

Chapter 8 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead http://www.unlikelystories.org/conten…

Chapter 1 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead https://www.redfez.net/video/drones-d…

Chapter 10 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead https://slowforward.me/2016/12/07/cec…

Chapter 3 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead https://dotswaves.wistia.com/medias/i…

Chapter 6 Drone Drama: Music for the Dead http://www.unlikelystories.org/conten…