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Silo Ambience

In 2003, Stephen Vitiello spent time recording in the Grain Elevator’s of Buffalo NY. Our much missed friend t0ny c0nrad was on hand…he proclaimed….

“L.A. is not the future, and Arnold should be the first to know it. You know his films, and the dozens of post-apocalyptic movies and sci-fi novels: the tribal post-industrial future, where bands of survivors scavenge the leavings of the military-industrial complex. Stephen Vitiello has found this future in Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo was the L.A. of 1900: the first movies shot by electric lighting, houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, gateway to the West, and the most advanced transportation and industrial technologies of the day. In particular, advanced grain elevators were first introduced in Buffalo. Now those concrete Great Northern and Electric elevators stand empty and rusting in weedy fields, huge honeycombs of vertical cylindrical shafts, each tube the size of a New York apartment and running from over a hundred feet high almost to the ground. There, in the cobwebs, fallen concrete and rust of decades, is where Stephen Vitiello recorded the future.”