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RPM Orchestra
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
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RPM Orchestra posted videos
Dec 23, 2018
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Song of Sheba - RPM ORCHESTRA - Hit on all Sixes (Official Music Video)

With lyrics written in slang first popularized in the 1920s, "Song of Sheba" was shot on location INSIDE a restored 1928 street car at the Phoenix Trolley Museum and includes archival footage (circa 1948) of that same trolley during its final…
Jun 5, 2016
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Bury Mine - RPM ORCHESTRA - Hit on all Sixes (Offi

Sweet bluegrass music, video shot on location at the Arizona Model Railroading Society. The HO layout follows the Southern Pacific route of Arizona from Tucson to Yuma, with Phoenix included, circa mid-1950s. Music from the "Hit on all Sixes"…
May 13, 2015
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Un Chien Andalou (with a live RPM Orchestra film score) from Shake Some Dust on Vimeo.

Un Chien Andalou (with a live RPM Orchestra film score)

The 1929 silent surrealist short film by director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí, with a live film score performance by RPM Orchestra (rec. during a public screening at Icehouse Arts).
Mar 7, 2013
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RPM Orchestra in "Sat Ate my Piezo"

A gypsy waltz (with tap dancing!) turned industrial-jazz number, a surreal vaudeville act awash in dieselpunk aesthetics, as performed by RPM Orchestra in a film by Bryn Corbett.
Jul 11, 2012
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The Carousel of Progress - PART 1

PART 1 of "The Carousel of Progress", Disney's Audio-Animatronics show, tells the story of a family as they experience changes from the turn of the 20th century to 1927.
May 28, 2012
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BUTOH + Music

coming soon Recorded at Braggs, Phoenix AZ 17 march 2012
Mar 20, 2012
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rpm orchestra. "swoon"

A color-tinted film short featuring visuals from "Victory Is Our Business" (B&W, 1942), with studio-recorded music made 12/28/10.
Dec 12, 2011
RPM Orchestra posted a video

The Butterfly Circus - HD

www.thebutterflycircus.com At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus discovers a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope…
Nov 21, 2011
Articles by RPM Orchestra
Nov 14, 2011
RPM Orchestra posted a video

It's Lonesome at Work

"It's Lonesome At Work"…his job is to run the machines that power the factory that makes the goods that modern people buy. Watch as he builds up steam and then keeps a very close eye on these massive machines. A Stoney Lonesome, old-time, silent…
Oct 21, 2011
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rpm orchestra. 7.8.11

A surreal "Pop-Up Salvation Soup Kitchen" musical performance, in which RPM Orchestra entertains the crowd with an 11-minute set. During a brief intermission (not shown), L.A.-bound artist Vav Vavrek dishes out bowlfuls of haluski to hungry audience…
Jul 12, 2011
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Jun 7, 2011
RPM Orchestra posted videos
May 12, 2011
RPM Orchestra posted a video

rpm orchestra. "next exit: cokaygne"

The land of Cokaygne was a medieval mythical utopia of extreme luxury and ease where the harshness of peasant life did not exist - a fictional place where, in a parody of paradise, idleness and gluttony were the principal occupations. Music from the…
Dec 18, 2010
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Zen Noir

A nameless detective is called to investigate a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving techniques are completely useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen. Gradually he finds himself drawn into a…
Dec 3, 2010

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RPM Orchestra "plays it forward" with a new industrial-jazz single

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Why release a (Radio Edit) version of RPM Orchestra's live 25-minute Pop-Up Salvation Soup Kitchen performance?

The original two-set live performance ran nearly 20 minutes all together. And that's not even counting the 7-minute intermission between sets, during which haluski was dished out (soup line style) to hungry audience members. Obviously, a performance of that…


And the Orchestra Played On. As an Accidental Synchronicity Experiment.

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:55pm 0 Comments


RPM Orchestra held a live performance on May 27th, memorializing The Great War and its passing from living memory into the pages of history with the recent death of Claude Choules, last surviving WWI combat veteran.

The performance included a video…


KZ Musik: Encyclopedia of Music Composed in Concentration Camps 1933-1945

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 3:26pm 2 Comments

Podcast: KZ Musik

(30 mins)

An introduction to KZ Musik: Encyclopedia of Music Composed in Concentration Camps 1933-1945. When completed, this 24 CD project will be the most comprehensive collection ever made of music composed in World War II concentration camps. Music by Gideon Klein, Robert Dauber, Rudolf Karel, Erwin…


behind the music: rpm orchestra's new digital release "roundabout" ep

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 1:30am 1 Comment

roundabout is a free 6-song digital EP release by rpm orchestra.

available @ archive.org/details/RoundaboutRpmOrchestra


it includes two cuts from the…


Recollections At 30 (old-time radio series)

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments


NBC (1956)

HOST: Ed Herlihy

ANNOUNCER: Fred Collins

Special series celebrating NBC's 30th year of broadcasting. Exellent programs chronicling the history of radio through NBC's vast library of shows dating back to…


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At 10:56am on August 23, 2009, Tome Wilson said…
Linear with Intent has all the right sounds to produce the mood, but it still sounds a little disjointed, like a message that is in the middle of being decoded. What can you tell us about it?
At 10:49am on August 23, 2009, Tome Wilson said…
Porchlight Flickers succeeds for me. Until the pitch shift about 30 seconds in, I didn't get the importance of the main tone, but I was pleasantly surprised when I heard it. Everything fell into place. *bravo*

Have you considered using telegraph taps (morse code) for percussion?

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