The Electro-Library

0:00 Ad: Ansco Cadet Camera, ca. 1950.

0:19 Introduction: Scott Cohen.

1:29 Excerpt 1 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.

2:11 Wisława Szymborska, “Photograph from September 11” (trans. Clare Cavanaugh), from Monologue of a Dog, 2005. Read by Helga Duncan.

(Music: Jared Green, Untitled Ambient)

3:11 Italo Calvino, from “The Adventure of a Photographer,” (trans. William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun), from Difficult Loves, 1987. Read by Wendy Peek.

4:29 Vladimir Nabokov, “The Snapshot.” Read by Jared Green.

(Music: Erik Satie, Gnossiene n°3. Performed by Laurent Bonetto.

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-bonetto/satie-gnossiene-n-3)

5:56 Ad: Orson Welles for the Vivitar compact camera, 1978.

6:27 John Berger, from About Looking, 2015. Read by Wanjiru Mbure.

6:56 Jessica Costello, “To the Girl in the Photo Dated May 8, 2018.“ Read by Jessica Costello.

9:26 Excerpt 2 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.

10:12 Roland Barthes, from Camera Lucida, 1980. Read by Daniel Itzkovitz.

(Music: Bach, Siloti transcription, Prélude in B Minor. Performed by Laurent Bonetto.

https://soundcloud.com/laurent-bonetto/bach-siloti-transcription-prelude-in-b-minor)

14:13 Ad: Liv Ullmann for the Polaroid Sonar, 1979.

14:38 Amra Brooks, untitled story from This Long Century, 2018. Read by Amra Brooks. To read the full text, go to: http://www.thislongcentury.com/?p=9984

(Music: David Szesztay, “Chains Down,” Atmospheric Electric Guitar. CC BY-NC 3.0.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay/20170730112627137/Chains_Down)

23:02 Music: “Pictures of You,” The Cure, from Disintegration, 1989.

23:43 Ad: Kodak Brownie Starmatic camera, 1958.

24:06 Ethan Canin, “Vivian, Fort Barnwell.” Read by Ethan Canin.

Music: Ukelele Parade by Fernando Oyaguez Reyes CC BY-NC 3.0

https://archive.org/details/UkeleleParade

26:34 Interview: Ethan Canin with Jared Green on Photographs, Unreliable Memory, and Time.

36:21 Ad: Excerpt 3 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.

38:38 Music: “Photograph,” Ringo Starr, from Ringo, 1973. Cover version performed by Danny McEvoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBU556przmA

Thanks to: Ethan Canin for sharing his work and thoughts (recorded via Skype on February 21, 2019); Amra Brooks for reading her short story, Jessica Costello for her poem; Helga Duncan, Wendy Peek, Wanjiru Mbure, and Daniel Itzkovitz for their readings; Danny McEvoy and Laurent Bonetto for agreeing to share their performances. Finally, big thanks to Jessica Williams and Madison Parenteau for their expert audio engineering.

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