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Sam Green

32 Sounds

“A unique and ephemeral experience…heady and spine-tingling . . . the filmed narrative is engaging and richly visual.” – The New York Times


Sam Green’s 32 Sounds is an immersive documentary and a profound sensory experience that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. The film is a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us. Presented in its “live cinema” form, 32 Sounds features live narration by Sam Green, accompanied by live music performed by JD Samson of Le Tigre. 

32 Sounds redefines the experience of a sound bath, creating a mesmerizing and engulfing evening.


Funds provided by the Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director's Discretionary Fund.

Commissioned by Stanford Live, Stanford University; The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi; Georgia Tech Arts; 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, Massachusetts. 

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

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