“We are,” by Mathew Timmons

“We are,” by Mathew Timmons

  • Source: Mathew Timmons
  • Year: 2013
  • Submitted by: Mathew Timmons



“For this piece, I re-read everything posted to my Facebook and Twitter accounts from September 21 (the first day I became aware of Occupy Wall Street) to October 1, leading up to the Occupation here in LA. I transcribed every video and clipped bits from every article, keeping any sentence that included a collective pronoun like: they, we, us, or our, including contractions let’s and/or we’ve, etc. That piece was around 25,000 words so I edited it down here to only all the collective pronouns.” -Mathew Timmons

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