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SAN FRANCISCO– The World According to Sound: Live!

November 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm

The World According to Sound

SAN FRANCISCO– Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett of The World According to Sound are going on tour with their show to celebrate a new partnership with the LightHouse Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. For one hour you are going to sit in total darkness, surrounded by speakers, and experience the world through your ears instead of your eyes. This program is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett are co-creators of The World According to Sound, a radio show that airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and weekly on individual public radio stations. The Washington Post writes that “each episode is 90 seconds, containing a neat little story about an evocative, unusual sound rendered in intense aural detail.”

For the live performance, Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett set up a ring of speakers, pass out eye masks, turn out the lights, and take the sounds from their show and move them all around the audience. You will hear bridges and ants and the gurgle of mud pots. The sounds will transport you inside another person’s head and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin. There will be a musical performance by a washing machine, a sonorous tennis match, and a disturbing howl Marco Polo heard centuries ago while crossing the Gobi Desert. All these sounds will swirl around you while you sit in total darkness with only your ears to guide you.

You can learn more about the show by listening to this interview the pair did with WBEZ all about sound and radio here.


Friday, November 30, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 pm 

Purchase Tickets here.


Minnesota Street Project

1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco, CA 94107


November 30, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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