• 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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At First Blush: The Case of the Girl in the Purple Hoodie

By Erin Davis

When you ask someone an impossible question, be prepared to listen closely for your answer. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:02
  • CANADA

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The Sweet Pursuit

By Alex Kress

It's only human to crave more than the bare essentials in life, but for these vinyl collectors the hunt has become pure addiction. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 5:14
  • CANADA

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D Minor: The Ice Queen

By Paolo Pietropaolo & Denise Ball

If D minor were a person, who would she be? (more)

Icequeen
  • 2004
  • 9:58
  • Russia

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File Under Soviet Bizarre: Vyacheslav Mescherin's Orchestra of Electro-Musical Instruments

By Charles Maynes

It was the closest thing to Muzak in Russia. This is the story of the rise, fall, and sudden resurgence of the music that dominated television and radio airwaves and whose spacey sounds made it the favorite of the USSR's cosmonauts. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #68: The Big Show Show

By Various producers

This hour: the Rockettes, the opera, congress, and other spectacles. (more)

Flightseries_4
  • 2010
  • 85:31
  • USA

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The Mysterious Production

By Andrew Bird & Jay Ryan

To mark ten amazing years of celebrating sound and story, we’re closing out this year’s Conference with something a little different - a special conversation about inspiration, collaboration, creativity, and storytelling that will leave your ears ringing... in a good way. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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I'd Like to Straighten You Out

By Joseph Decosimo

A musician, a living legend, attracts pilgrims, then gives them trouble. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Strawberry Margaritas

By Kerry Klein

Your neighborhood Mexican restaurant may have a deeper history than you know. (more)

Sd12_strawberry_klein
  • 2003
  • 4:05
  • USA

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The Books

By The Books

Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto, otherwise known as the Books, incorporate an array of sound fragments and miniature stories into their music. (more)

Oh_newsite
  • 2009
  • 1:26
  • Canada

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The Happiness Project: Mrs. Morris

By Charles Spearin

Musician Charles Spearin lives with his family in a lively neighborhood in downtown Toronto. A year ago, Charles decided to invite neighbors and friends over to conduct interviews loosely based around the topic of happiness. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 27:03
  • Russia

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Three Records From Sundown

By Charles Maynes

Nick Drake died in 1974, an unknown songwriter with three failed folk albums to his name. But fast forward to the present, and Drake is considered among the most important musicians of his time. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 92:32
  • USA / UK

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Like Blackpool Went Through Rock: The Story of the Radio Ballads

By Sara Parker

Fifty years ago, folksingers Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger collaborated with BBC Radio producer Charles Parker to create an amazing body of work - the Radio Ballads. (more)

08conf
  • 2008
  • 29:13
  • USA

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Dr. Phil

By Starlee Kine

In the wake of a break-up, writer Starlee Kine finds so much comfort in break-up songs that she tries to write one herself, even though she has no musical ability whatsoever. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Mouse Trap Music

By Christopher Danforth

Composer Mark Applebaum describes the creative process he uses when inventing new instruments. He calls one of them "The Mouse Trap." (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2012
  • 2:48
  • Greece

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Whistler in Blue (Sweater)

By Ramona Stout & Kevin Speck

In a tiny village the rhythm of life is surprisingly loud, and one neighbour keeps time with his whistle. (more)

Sd12_blue_stout
  • 2004
  • 58:29
  • USA

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Re:sound #14: The Travels Show

By Various producers

This hour: a visit to one of the most remote islands on earth, a woman who sings with crickets, an unusual friendship, and a return to Zagreb. (more)

Flightseries_2
  • 2006
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #43: The Music Show

By Various producers

This hour: time-lapse phonography, a much-sampled beat, and the only instrument you can play without actually touching. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 3:00
  • USA

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I Thought I'd Be Rewarded for My Dating Gumption

By Saya April Hillman

You think you're being mature and courageous, trait which will surely be rewarded with reciprocal sentiments of love...right? (more)

Shortdocs_07
  • 2005
  • 89:47
  • USA

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Sounds Loved and Sounds Lost

By Aaron Ximm

This session is: 1) A brief survey of field recording by that and other names, with an emphasis on non-pragmatic applications of recording technology such as musique concrete (last century) and phonography (this one); (more)

Aaronx_pidgey
  • 2006
  • 16:48
  • USA

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From Sagebrush to Steppe

By Hal Cannon & Taki Telonidis

Two years ago a group of Mongolian herdsmen and musicians traveled to Elko, Nevada, to participate in the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. (more)

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