[Leonardo da Vinci, Analysis of a bird's wing
- looks a little like a digital soundfile, doesn't it?]
There's a new set of soundfiles up on the Titus Books website.
- David Lyndon Brown reading from his novel Marked Men (Titus, 2007)
- Bill Direen reading from his poetry collection New Sea Land (Titus, 2005)
- Scott Hamilton reading from his poetry collection To the Moon in Seven Easy Steps (Titus, 2007)
- Mike Johnson reading from The Vertical Harp, poems of Li He (Titus, 2007)
- Alistair Paterson launching Olivia Macassey's Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Titus, 2005)
- Olivia Macassey reading from her book during the Rakino launch (2005)
- Olwyn Stewart reading from her novella Curriculum Vitae (Titus, 2005)
- & me reading from my novel EMO (upcoming: Titus, 2008), with backing music by Padmanabha Fischlinger.
I don't know about you, but I really like the idea of checking out upcoming purchases online through sound as well as text extracts.
It makes me realise, yet again, how desirable it would be to complete my online listing of the Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive (2002-4) with just such a set of soundfiles -- at least one extract from every author willing to participate in the project.
Alas, I lack the technical expertise (and, at least at present, the time) to attempt such a task, but how about it? Are there any people or institutions out there anxious to help out? Watch this space for further developments. ...