News about Warner Jepson's Legacy

2017 - After completing preservation, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
has new prints of Steven Arnold’s  (1971) Film: "Luminous Procuress
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which features Warner Jepson's soundtrack!

www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/page/illumination-procured-steven-arnold-and-body-eclectic

"A lavishly designed series of iconic scenes that meld folk symbology, eroticism, and religious allegory with a soundtrack
of varied musics and language ploys by experimental composer Warner Jepson."

More about this on our video page at warnerjepson.com/video/index.html


Scene from Luminous Procuress - photo by Ingeborg Gerdes, 1970

Steve Arnold. Photo by Nacio Jan Brown, 1974

Warner Jepson composing 1970

 

*Luminous Procuress will be shown at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive April 21st 2017 at 7:30PM

One of the last preservation projects I was involved with while still at the Pacific Film Archive is about to have its premiere. Steven Arnold's Luminous Procuress was made in a warehouse space on17th Street, near Valencia, way back in 1970/1. It's a local artifact well worth revisiting and a true expression of that randy, exploratory, and convention-crushing cultural epoch that still informs this brazen bubble we call the Bay Area. 

     Program Description: A gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes, the legendary Luminous Procuress is now restored in an immaculate new print that brazenly recounts the mystical passage of two lissome hippie lads who enter a strange mansion where a magic potion promises glimpses of a transformational realm. Led by the mystical “Procuress” (the ever-sculptural Pandora), the two naïfs are privy to a delirious vision of consciousness unbounded by gender or desire. Created in San Francisco’s Mission District by Steven Arnold, an art outlier of prophetic leanings, Luminous Procuress, an exotic amalgam of outrageous wearable art, oneiric imagery, and erotically charged tableaux, gloriously drags on.

Steve Seid
Video Curator, retired
Pacific Film Archive
Berkeley, CA 

www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/

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Sale of Newly Found Warner Jepson CDs !!
Warner Jepson -Totentanz-And-Other-Electronic-Works-1958-1973

To order please contact kiirajepson@gmail.com


Warner-Jepson-Totentanz
Tracklist
 

WarnerJepson -Totentanz-
And-Other-Electronic-Works-1958-1973

Tracklist

1-1 Bugs At Large 2:43
1-2 Blood Knot 7:27
1-3 Skate Date 0:41
1-4 Laughter After 4:37
1-5 Rirlwa 2:00
1-6 Good Humor Man 2:34
1-7 Jacks 1:36
1-8 Jail Gate Crazy 1:03
1-9 Splace 1:20
1-10 Totentanz 35:05
2-1 The Dog 1:53
2-2 For Trying Out Loud 0:42
2-3 The Big Purr 0:58
2-4 The Awakening 20:03
2-5 See Is Never All The Way Up 24:44

(New) NCET - Torus Gallery - a Retrospective of Warner's works in the 1970's
using the Buchla Box Audio Synthesizer connected to the Templeton Video Mixer


Warner Jepson with Larry Templeton 2009

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Warner featured at San Francisco Tape Music Festival
Victoria Theatre - January 6-8 2017
sfsound.org/tape


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Interview Magizine article features Warner's photographs of Yvonne Rainer

It is entitled DANCE MOM : YVONNE RAINER

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New appreciation of Warner's Music

NE155: An Exclusive Mix By… Alessandro Cortini

July 15, 2014   NEEDLE EXCHANGE

Warner Jepson – The Big Purr / Bugs At Large / Blood Knot
"My friend Mitchell Brown at KXLU released an incredible double CD with a lot of unreleased works by Warner Jepson, a lot of which were done on the Buchla 100. I much prefer Warner’s use of the instrument compared to Morton Subotnick’s. (Mort’s 200 works are my favorite though!) I feel Warner Jepson really pushed the 100 to its limits."
Alessandro Cortini : keyboardist with Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails


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Charles Eppley's "Union Pole Mix - July 2014"

Charles Eppley is a sound enthusiast and art historian from Brooklyn, NY  -  charleseppley.com

10 Warner Jepson - Totentanz

Silent Night: Warner Jepson's "Buchla Christmas" (1969)

"I have published an editorial on the pioneering electronic musician Warner Jepson (1930-2011) at Swingset Magazine. Jepson was an early member of the renowned San Francisco Tape Music Center, and one of the earliest musicians to use the Buchla 100 modular synthesizer. In this piece, I discuss an off-the-cuff recording of Christmas carols made for an annual holiday party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1969."
Charles Eppley 

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