Sound of the Sun, Volume I – Limited Edition Cassette

Released on July 28, 2023.


Sound of the Sun, Volume I is the weird, entrancing, celebratory, sometimes gloomy, and somewhat euphoric summer mixtape of planetary travel, solar interventions, story telling, and frog choruses you didn’t know you needed for summer 2023.

As UNIT/PITT’s first iteration of a multi-part project of sonic-celestial explorations, the Sound of the Sun project asks participants to consider their relationship to cycles of solar movement as the days lengthen on this half of the planet—to observe, respond, record, and retell through music, poetry, field recordings, storytelling, and any other audio-based methods in order to speak to this important time of the solar year.

Featuring sound works by 10 artists, Sound of the Sun, Volume I beckons the promise of sun-worship, long beach days, A/C, forest fires, and excess levels of Vitamin D.

LISTEN NOW: https://soundcloud.com/user-929382892/sets/sun

Curated by Catherine de Montreuil and Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes

Recording (tracks 1 and 4), mastering, and project support from Nick Short

Artwork by Martin Steuck, Catherine de Montreuil, and Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes