Philip Mantione

Social Immune System / 2011

Social Immune System was created using the field recordings I made at the Occupy LA demonstrations (October 15, 2011) in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Included are voices from the protest including John Densmore (x-drummer from the Doors), Peter Joseph (founder of the Zeitgeist movement), text from a poem by Etheridge Knight (read by Densmore), text written and read by Joseph including a quote by John McMurtry which inspired the title of this piece.