Wendy Loomis | Ode to San Francisco

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Ode to San Francisco

by Wendy Loomis

San Francisco-based composer, pianist, producer, and educator Wendy Loomis created the lyrics, music, and arrangement of “Ode to San Francisco” as a poignant tribute to the City and its current economic struggles.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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San Francisco, June 2015. The average one-bedroom apartment rents for $3,120. The minimum wage is $12.25. If a person works 40 hours per week, he/she cannot afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment. The norm of teachers, fire crew, and plumbers in San Francisco is a salary range of $30,000 to $60,000. Only those at the higher end of that range could afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment. Unless one is a lottery winner or recipient of a major inheritance, no one in the middle class can purchase a home in San Francisco; the current average home price is $1.22 million. All around the City long-term residents, small businesses, independent bookstores, music clubs, and artists are being evicted and displaced at an alarming rate to make room for the needs of the exploding technology industry.

Ms. Loomis created the lyrics, music, and arrangement of “Ode to San Francisco” as a poignant tribute to the City. She chose to create her piece around Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” both because of its familiarity and its sense of irony. Singing vocals are by Barbara Jaspersen (aka Harmonia). The powerful poem "Haves & Have Nots" is by her long-time business and creative partner Royal Kent of Copus Music. Cover art is courtesy of Kerri Gawryn from her film "Exposing Homelessness".

"Ode to San Francisco" can also be seen in video form on Ms. Loomis' YouTube channel.



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