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Image from 32 Sounds live performance, courtesy ArKtype and Catalina Kulczar

32 Sounds

Art Films and Special Screenings

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Performances
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Sam Green in person

Experience the elemental phenomenon of sound through this moving meditation on sound’s power to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world. An immersive, participatory image and sound experience, 32 Sounds develops in real time with a live audience, complete with individual headphones for each audience member. Live narration by award winning filmmaker Sam Green, with music by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN). (Total running time is approximately 90 minutes)

Produced by ArKtype, The Department of Motion Pictures, Impact Partners, Wavelength Productions and Free History Project.

Commissioned by Stanford Live, Stanford University; The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi; Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology; Green Music Center of Sonoma State University; Arizona Arts Live! at University of Arizona; and developed through a creative residency at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA.


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.