Ep​.​1 | Summer Marches In

by The Fruit Stare

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In 1988 The United States Government signed The Civil Liberties Act into law, which paid reparations to Japanese-American citizens and residents who were unlawfully detained in interment camps after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

In the year 2027, a bill was introduced on the floor of the California State senate to create a reparations fund for African-Americans by taxing the income of white workers in the music industry.

This episode features:

Personal dictaphone recording of music critic Bob Hehr reciting a 1981 New York Times Article Latest British Invasion ‘The New Tribalism’ by Robert Palmer. Coastal Italy, date of recording unknown

Public Broadcast. Archival recording of television program Moyers and Company. Host Bill Moyers’ conversation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Host asks Coates to define “White Supremacy”. May 21, 2014. New York USA.

Unknown Archive. Recording from Officer Joseph Allen’s AlterEgo™ Intelligence Augmentation device. Content has been identified as Officer Allen’s memory of an activist (Medea Benjamin of Code Pink) intervention at The White House in Washington D.C. USA on May 23, 2013. Date and location of IA device recording unknown


Voice Actors:

DJ Chuck Wheeler: Rich Logan
Nancy Kimura: Sayaka Nagata
Leon Selten II: Greg Bartik
Amy from Yuba City: Josephine Ferorelli
Bob Hehr: Kent Lambert
Dr. Lawrence Atop: Jim Cooper
Medea Benjamin: Kerrianne Kronke
Beef Diaper: John Steinmeier
Voice of Supremalex: Courtney Moran

The Fruit Stare Band:

Nick Broste – synths, keys
Jim Cooper – bass
Christopher Salveter - vocals
Dave Smith – baritone sax, flute
Jefferey Thomas – guitar
Nick Alvarez - drumkit
Andra Kulans – viola
Nora Barton - cello
Derik Kendall – guitar, violin
Billie Howard – violin
Rob Pleshar – tuba
Justin Amolsch – french horn
Jim McBride - trumpet
Ellis Seiberling – trombone
Dave Levine – flute

This episode was produced at the Artist in Residence program at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, which is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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The Fruit Stare is a foraging habit of orangutans and the name of a Chicago based human multi-media art group experimenting with narrative, sound, and performance.

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