“Shifting,” by Elana Mann

“Shifting,” by Elana Mann

  • Source: Elana Mann
  • Year: 2008
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann


“Shifting” is a sound work by Elana Mann, which includes contributions from eleven commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The piece is twenty-eight minutes long, the average commuting time in Los Angeles in 2008. “Shifting” was made at the height of the Iraq War and maps the impact of everyday driving on modern conflict. Contributors to the piece include: Contributors include: David P. Earle, Captain Emilee Elbert, Rebeen Majeed Hamarafiq, Natilee Harren, Ian James, Catherine Lamb, Julie Lequin, Captain Dylan Alexander Mack, Elana Mann, Rozhgar Mahmood Mustafa, Sam Pepkowitz, Geoff Tuck.

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

Re-Re-Roar originated from artist Elana Mann’s collection of sounds of resistance, which she began during the Iraq war in 2007 by recording commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The website was incubated during Mann's time as the 2013 Amy M. Sears artist-in-resident at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, amongst a group of peace activists from the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet & Consociates. Re-Re-Roar was designed by Roman Jaster and Nicole Jaffe, with production assistance from Reilo Dahl. For more about Elana Mann visit: elanamann.com