A research project on sound and literature

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We’re having a focused discussion at the intersection of sound, meaning, and humanistic inquiry.

Material Imagination

The Material Imagination workshop at Stanford holds events that explore sound as a complex, multifaceted experience.


A video with João Guimarães Rosa’s Grande Sertão: Veredas and the Coroação de Reis Congo in Brejinho (Minas Gerais).


Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.


  • Firefighter
  • Local boys call, "Playing Taktik"
  • Hati-Hati, Jebakan!
  • Cataract Surgery
  • From the Door
  • Clean Up
  • Run Baby Run
  • Blood in my hand
  • Now and Then
  • Glue-sniffing homeless children
  • Ritual
  • Worker

Terry Riley’s “In C” with Africa Express

It can be over in 15 minutes. It can last several hours. It can be done with a Wurlitzer – or 20 guitars. Now “In C,” the defining work of minimalist music, has been tackled by Damon Albarn and Africa Express.


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