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

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…


Added by RPM Orchestra on November 14, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

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


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…


Added by RPM Orchestra on June 6, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

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

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…


Added by RPM Orchestra on July 28, 2010 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

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

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

available @ archive.org/details/RoundaboutRpmOrchestra


it includes two cuts from the…


Added by RPM Orchestra on July 22, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Recollections At 30 (old-time radio series)


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…


Added by RPM Orchestra on July 21, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

A Science of Music (Investigation of Memory Theory and Practice in a Performance Context)

Re: documentation & specifications of rpm orchestra's two-part per­for­mance held on con­sec­u­tive night­s.

Purpose: To inspire and/or increase access to memory (conscious, subconscious, and/or genetic) in the audience by use of light and sound.

Performance Notes:

16 Jan 2010. "1:2. persistence of vision"

Persistence of vision is the phenomenon of the eye by which an afterimage is thought to persist for approximately one twenty-fifth of a… Continue

Added by RPM Orchestra on June 20, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Resistance! Occupied Europe and Its Defiance of Hitler (book review)

Resistance! Occupied Europe and Its Defiance of Hitler

by D.A. Lande

Zenith Press (2001)

Description: From 1939 through 1944, the Axis military machine conquered all or part of 16 European…


Added by RPM Orchestra on May 2, 2010 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

Complete Broadcast Day - September 21, 1939

Archive description: Complete Broadcast Day - WJSV 9/21/39 - MP3 format

WJSV Complete Broadcast Day On September 21, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. transcribed an entire day of broadcasting. If you are curious as to what radio was actually like in those days, there is no better way than by listening to these MP3 files.

FYI: The "breaking news"…


Added by RPM Orchestra on April 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Radio Dismuke

Some wonderful streaming radio you might enjoy too!


24 hour Internet Radio

Vintage Popular Music and Jazz


Discover the exciting music from one…

Added by RPM Orchestra on February 26, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Technology Timeline: 1865-1945

1865 Web Offset Printing

William Bullock introduced a printing press that could feed paper on a continuous roll and print both sides of the paper at once. Used first by the Philadelphia Ledger, the machine would become an American standard. It would also kill its maker, who died when he accidentally fell into one of his presses.

1867 Barbed Wire

Lucien B. Smith of Kent, Ohio, invents the product that will close down the open cattle ranges by closing in cattle onto… Continue

Added by RPM Orchestra on January 12, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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