Activities & Events
1906 Centennial Music Productions
Original songs related to the '06 Centennial and San Andreas fault system and plate boundary will be produced and recorded for the public access television series "Down to Earth" and other possible uses for the commemoration.
New recordings of period music, both instrumental and with vocal accompaniment, will also be produced for the "Down to Earth" series. This music will be available for a variety of applications for informing the public about the significance of the 1906 commemoration.
Listen to sample clips:
Music produced by Mel Zucker
|Ballad of the San Andreas||01'50||2.5 MB||A lively folk song about plate tectonics and the San Andreas fault|
|Centennial Blues||03'30||3.2 MB||Acoustic blues story of the '06 quake and fire|
|Comin' Back to You||01'59||2.3 MB||An original contemporary San Francisco bay area geology song|
|Epicenter||03'12||3.9 MB||A country classic about the magnitude and intensity of the 1906 quake|
|Greenstones||02'45||2.5 MB||60s rock tribute to San Francisco bay area rocks, subduction, and metamorphism|
|San Andreas Shanty||02'03||1.9 MB||A lively old style tune about knowledge gained since 1906|
|The Hayward Fault is Creeping||02'28||3.0 MB||A swinging rockabilly tale about the Hayward Fault|
|The Wide Plate Boundary||01'43||1.6 MB||Pensive tale of the San Andreas fault landscape|
Music produced by Richard Lambert
|Everybody Loves San Francisco||03'12||3.1 MB||A musical overview that paints a lyrical picture of the city before the great earthquake and fire|
|Mother, Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me||03'03||2.8 MB||As sung in the Tivoli Theater production of "Miss Timidity" in the week prior to the 1906 earthquake|
|Micaela's Aria from the opera "Carmen" as recalled by Bessie Abott||01'03||1.0 MB||Miss Abott, who sang with Caruso in "Carmen", described her reaction to the events of April 18th in operatic terms|
|The Burning Of Frisco Town||03'10||2.9 MB||A classic example of a typical period piece written just after the fire|
|Hot Time In Old Town Tonight||00'45||716 KB||An impromptu modification of a popular tune of the era as sung in the refugee camps|
|The Earthquake Came At Dawn||02'27||2.3 MB||Originally titled "Death Comes At Dawn", the song was modified to soften the image of the destruction|
|San Francisco, Our Beloved, Arise!||02'04||1.9 MB||A plaintive call for the recovery and rebuilding of the city|
|Back To Market Street||02'39||2.6 MB||A positive note on the return to normalcy in 1907, and a blatant advertisement for the reopened Emporium Department Store|
|The 1915 Fair||02'36||2.5 MB||A celebration of San Francisco's rebirth as one of the great cities of the world as it hosted the Panama Pacific Exposition|
Music arranged and performed by Lisa Sanchez.
Centennial Music Productions underwritten by QuakeHold!
Note: Express written permission from Prof. Mel Zucker, Skyline College is required for any commercial use or reproduction of these copyrighted songs.
July 2005 - April 2006
Public access television and classrooms and/or special events
IIlustrates geological and historical aspects of the '06 events and era.
Provide archival music for recording; provide "B-roll" video footage; provide editing of video materials in Avid or Final Cut Pro systems
Mel Zucker, (650) 738-4223