I am currently looking for spoken word samples involving either a famous philosoher and ot a college professor.I intend to use excerpts of existentialism and postmodern art in conjunction with soundscapes.
Stanford releases a bunch of their lectures for free over the iTunes store. That's a good place to start, although you'd either have to exercise "fair use law" or get permission if you plan to make public use of your work.
Perhaps people here could record CC-licensed readings. What passages are you interested in?
(BTW, I'm probably not the best person to do a reading for you. I kind of despise existentialism.)
the type of samples that i a looking for talk by sarte,heidigger and camus.Yet i will use just about anything if it is credible and interestin.
something in the postmodern-post structural school of though would also be good.
www.incipitblog.com has some things you may be interested in, it's all in French however, not sure if that is a problem for you. It all appears to be CC licensed, judging by the icon on the page. I know they at least have the beginning of Sartre's "Les Mots" spoken in French.
Nice find moskvax!
BTW, here is the link to Stanford's iTunes section:
Sounds like a really interesting project. Can you say more about it? What inspired it? How is it taking shap?
the idea for pholosophy samples stemmed from reading an exhorbant amount of philosophy in either cafes or libraries. The sounds around me providing a temporary sound tranck for my reading excursions.The readings themselves(differing from one philosopher to the other) can be very deep and thought provoking-worthy of being included in dark ambient or lie soundscsapes. They would however seem out of place in pop music(Britney Spears or anything on FM FOR THAT MATTER)
Dark ambient and sound- as -art compositions are mpre though provoking and require an active listening response as opposed to listening for entertainment.