Category Archives: Audio Archive

Picklist #2

In search of unusual items at Archive.org… 1) Anaïs Nin – Winter of Artifice, a collection of three short novels: Stella, Winter of Artifice, The Voice, with engravings by Ian Hugo. Some of the historical data surrounding this book is … Continue reading

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Picklist #1

Miscellaneous picks from the Archive.org site… 1) Classic book: The Duchess of Langeais by Honoré de Balzac This short novel tells a tragic love story, or a duel of personalities, in a style that seems surprisingly modern and with a … Continue reading

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Audio Poetry and Books

Naropa Poetics Archive (AUDIO) – Over 800 programs of poetry readings, classroom workshops and performances of mostly post-WWII American poetry, from the Beats to Language poetry and beyond, but also many lectures covering the history of poetry. The recordings were … Continue reading

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How to Digitize an LP

Help us preserve and distribute ephemeral culture! Here at Internet Archive, this is the method we currently use for converting music on a phonograph record to electronic files ready for upload to our site. You can skip reading this if … Continue reading

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Milestone: 50,000 free live music concert

We have hit a major milestone: 50,000 individual shows by 2924 bands are now freely downloadable and streamable from http://www.archive.org/details/etree What a success for the commons! (from Tyler’s post: http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=195573 ) Project starts in aug/sept 2002 … 10,000 shows March … Continue reading

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Experimental film, etc.

Lutz Mommartz (MOVING IMAGES) – Over 60 short works by this veteran German experimental filmmaker. Many of the films are without dialogue, but even those with non-subtitled German conversation can be appreciated for their poetic visuals and use of sound. … Continue reading

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Modern music

Other Minds Archive (AUDIO) – Radio programs from the San Francisco new music organization. Many of the episodes feature interviews with the composers. This list shows at a glance many of the composers you will find in the collection. It’s … Continue reading

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Justice League of Public Domain Victorian Characters?

Yeah, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Alan Moore’s series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , affords the readers a Steampunk setting for these fanciful creations of Victorian imagination. The original series, illustrated bye Kevin O’Neill, premiered in 1999 … Continue reading

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MLK – A Hero's Journey

A hero is one who has given him(her)self up to the benefit of another. April 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Voicing ideas and challenging authority is a path lined with fatal dangers. In an extreme case … Continue reading

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Whistling through the Archive

One of our volunteer curators, Diana Hamilton, put together a playlist from the 78 RPM and Cylinder Archive collections featuring expert whistlers. You can download an m3u playlist, or visit the individual song pages below to download the audio files … Continue reading

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