Wednesday, May 23, 2007

PENNSound: Live Poetry Readings for Download

.:PENNSound: Live Poetry Readings for Download:.

The University of Pennsylvania has opened up a new sound library/repository for spoken word and poetry recordings. The delivery here is to present these recordings as you would for podcasts or for audiobooks. However, since the market is so small for poetry recordings, and the culture different, there are not royalty fanatics crying bloody murder. Because of this all of the poems are available for free download to your computer or mp3 player.


PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. We intend to provide as much documentation about individual recordings as possible; new bibliographic information will be added over time (please contact us if you can supplement the information already provided). As part of the PennSound project, the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI) in collaboration with the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at the University of Pennsylvania is developing a sophisticated cataloguing tool for all our sound files; this should be available in about one year. Click on "search," in the header to any PennSound page, for a demonstration.


Anonymous said...

"since the market is so small for poetry recordings" When did hiphop die? ;)

M.A.S. said...

It died in about 2003 when this little thing called "Krunk" came along.