Blog topic: Sound recordings

Student holding plantasia LP

Students find it in the stacks: Plantasia

December 12, 2019
by Nathan Coy

Play nice music for plants. Be confident. Get to know your plants better. Don’t worry too much about them. Relax! Read and learn as much as you can. Plants are very understanding.” Listening to the space-age sounds of Plantasia, there’s nothing to do but relax.

For this blog the Archive of Recorded Sound invited one of our student workers to write about an item in the archive. Read on and find out about the soothing sounds of Plantasia as written by guest blogger and student worker extraordinaire Jonah. -Nathan Coy

Best Paper Award at the 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

Stanford player piano research receives best paper award

December 5, 2019

Stanford University researchers received the Best Paper Award at the 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) on 4 November 2019 held in Delft, The Netherlands. ISMIR is the foremost organization promoting research and development of computer systems to access, organize, and represent music information. The award was presented to the authors Zhengshan “Kitty” Shi (Ph.D.

Image of railroad workers on the Tanzania Zambia railroad, circa 1971-1972

Open House on Trains and Railroads on May 10th, 2019


Friday, May 10th, marks the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial completion of the first transcontinental railroad. In honor of the occasion, curators Eitan Kensky, Kathleen Smith, and Ben Stone are organizing an Open House in Green Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to material documenting the American transcontinental railroad and railroads in the United States, this event highlights stories of other significant trains and transportation networks around the world.

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