DRONE DRAMA: MUSIC FOR THE DEAD was filmed on San Francisco Peninsula 2016-2017. The eleven chapter video records the San Francisco peninsula in social upheaval with music from Berlin based American composer Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt’s eleven chapter album, Drone Drama: Music for the Dead. The video is based on Marquardt’s chapter titles and documents the contradictions in a hyper-militaristic, drone society: income disparity, environmental catastrophe, epic cultural upheaval.

Despite California’s free-wheeling, rebellious US government attitude, the state is the world’s fifth largest economy and supported by military defense contracts and aerospace industry. The knowledge systems technology corporations of Silicon Valley morphed out of the Vietnam Nam War machine previously based on the San Francisco Peninsula. The Viet war machine grew out the local, world’s greatest WWII shipbuilders in nearby Alameda. This evolved from the wealth of genocidal Spanish Missions and California’s San Joaquin Valley agricultural business which supplies 25% of world’s food. Agri-business has subsequently moved into the valley, and, having snatched the sea of wild grasses, wild flowers and the land of various peoples, has created more (unreported) crime and homeless society than anywhere in the United States.

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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…