In 1969, Dan Armstrong released an album called The Sound of Dissent, political sound clips from the late 60s set to a jazz rock backing. It includes extracts from speeches by Eartha Kitt, Dr Spock, Martin Luther King, and many more; the sounds of demonstrations, and police crack-downs; and the voices of otherwise unknown demonstrators and passers-by caught up in the actions. 2011 was a year of dissent at least as significant as 1968, and we’ve been planning all year to do a version of Dan’s project. Perhaps 2012 will be more significant still.
Sound clips used in Arab Spring, U.S. Fall
Danny Glover, Occupy Oakland (Democracy Now!, October 17th)
Hillary Clinton (Associated Press, January 26th)
Asma Mahfouz, vodcast, January 18th, Cairo (subtitles: http://asmamahfouz.com/)
Protestor, Cairo, and street sounds (Russia Today, January 28th)
Muammar Gaddafi, national televised address, February 22nd, Tripoli (subtitles)
Daniel Ellsberg (Democracy Now!, December 16th)
Joshua Shepherd, Occupy Oakland, October 26th
Cornel West, Occupy Wall Street General Assembly (Democracy Now! September 29th)
Music and production: BY
Research, graphics, technical: KCA
Original concept: Dan Armstrong
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