Brunetti, Gerard E.


Title
Brunetti, Gerard E.
Creator:
Brunetti, Gerard E., 1961- , interviewee; Mohatt, Jamie, interviewer; Herman, Kelly, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
9 March, 2014
Date digitized:
9 March, 2014
Length of interview:
46 minutes 59 seconds
Description:

Gerard Brunetti talks about his lifestyle and living situation as a vagabond musician and inventor. He explains the distinction that he makes between being a vagabond and being homeless. He describes hitchhiking across country, talks about Charles Mingus as an influence in his life, and refers to his inventions of musical instruments and a new method of musical notation. He also discusses his thoughts about how societal norms and changes (such as de-institutionalizing the mental ill) have affected the homeless population in this country, and he describes some possible models for providing housing for homeless people, such as portable tiny houses and using otherwise unused motels as housing.

 

 

 

Subject:
Mingus, Charles, Jr.
Homelessness
Vagabonds
Musicians
Language:
English
Original Format:
digital audio
Notes:
This interview is part of a series with people who are or have been homeless in Boulder, although this narrator defines himself as being a vagabond, which he explains is distinct from being homeless. OH 1942 is a companion recording to this interview. It is a video recording in which the narrator describes in further detail his inventions of musical instruments and of a new method of musical notation.
Local call number:
oh1941
Copyright:
Copyright restrictions applying to the use or reproduction of oral history interviews are available from the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History/Boulder Public Library.
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