A research project at Stanford University

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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
Monkey Grammarian

The Monkey Grammarian, Pitch

Cristóbal Trujillo: My book led me into making recordings that are also movies about the West, grammar, language, colonization, German Idealism, Indo-European, epics, story-telling, and anything else you can imagine. It’s very free-flowing, and there is no rule about who can say what in what voice, so it’s just a journey. . .


Explore our collection of links and audio files!


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