A video is projected on a screen hung above two live performers at microphones
32 Sounds
An immersive documentary and profound sensory experience that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound.


Public: $15.00
Student: $5.00
Faculty / Staff: $10.00


  • Upcoming
    • Friday, Feb 10, 2023, 8 - 9:15pm

Event Details


“…a delightful, joyous film that changes the way you look at — or maybe listen to — the world.” - Vox

32 Sounds is an immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. The film is a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us. The film will be at the Ferst Center for the Arts in its "live cinema" form, featuring live narration by Sam Green and original soundtrack composed and performed live at each screening by the legendary DJ/composer JD Samson.

As it is a piece about sound, the form itself is focused on the experience of hearing and listening. 32 Sounds provides headphones for every audience member to create an incredible binaural sound mix and add a new, deeply immersive element to the live documentary form.

Tickets will go on sale in early 2023.

Read what the critics have to say about 32 Sounds!

Visit the Artist Profile to learn more about Sam and JD.

Commissioned by Stanford Live, Stanford University; The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi; Georgia Tech Arts; Green Music Center of Sonoma State University; Arizona Arts Live at University of Arizona; and developed through a creative residency at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ferst Center for the Arts
Sam Green and JD Samson

More on Sam Green and JD Samson

Sam Green received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. His most recent projects are “live documentaries” including A Thousand Thoughts with Kronos Quartet (2018) in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, The Measure of All Things with The Quavers (2014), and The Love…