Marc Levitt’s Audio Winds #2; Stories in the Sand:
An Audio Art Walk Along Narragansett Beach

Saturday, October 22nd between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
South Parking lot entrance to the Narragansett Beach, RI

Marc Levitt’s Audio Winds #2; Stories in the Sand: An Audio Art Walk Along Narragansett Beach will debut at Narragansett Beach on Saturday, October 22nd between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
AudioWinds #2 is an audio enhanced walk along Narragansett Beach that reveals some of the conversations, sounds and music that might have been heard over the last one hundred and thirty years. Available on the web site as a download and available on the date above at the South Parking lot entrance to the beach along with MP3 player you can borrow, is suitable for ages 12 and up.
From conversations about tearing down the village at Narragansett, to romantic yearnings, to conversations about the Depression, these snapshots from our times are joined with the music of the beach’s history heard through transistor radios, boom boxes and seaside orchestras.

"I don’t come to this project by accident. Narragansett Beach is ‘my’ beach. I walk here, think here, eat here, swim here and talk (lots of) here. I’ve been at this beach in the heat of the summer, at 5:30 in the morning and at midnight. I have been here in all seasons, in the hear of summer, after hurricanes and during snowstorms. I have seen the waves crash into the parking lot and over the sea wall and I have watched blue fish swim next to my feet. With AudioWinds #2; Stories in the Sand I celebrate this beach – thank you for joining this celebration by now turning Narragansett Beach into a site for audio art."

Idea, script, production: Marc Levitt
Sound engineer, editor and project advisor: James Moses
Curator: Viera Levitt

'Stories in the Sand': Artist explores history of beach through sound
By Doug Norris/Features Editor
Thursday, October 13, 2011, South County Independent

Download the flyer for AudioWinds #2 (pdf file)

Marc Levitt is a writer, storyteller, radio host and artist living in Wakefield, Rhode Island. His Audio Winds #1 was placed behind RISD’s Chace Center in Providence (May-July 2010) and used the sounds that could have been heard at that location over the last 500 as notes in an orchestration.

Funding for the project is provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Listen to Marc Levitt's Audiowinds #2
Listen to the mp3
(Listen to the mp3 by downloading it and listening on your mp3 player or cell phone with headphones while walking on the beach)

Download the flyer for AudioWinds #2 (pdf file)

Click here for the
History of Narragansett

Click here for
Audio Winds #1
Marc's sound piece presented in 2010 behind RISD’s Chace Center in Providence


Patty Arkwright and the Maury Loontjiens Library
South Kingstown Public Library
Town of Narragansett - Grady Miller and Barry Fontaine
Palo Cejka, graphic designer

And nearly 80 people that lent their voices for the piece:
Barbara Davis
Bethany Young
Jamie Swanberg
David Batcheder
Joe Badaracco
Michale Sith-Stackhouse
Amelia Giles
Lindsay Bissonnette
Rebecca Magnotta
Marie Youngken
Yvette Nachmias-Beau
Kim Rademacher
Cindy Peloquin
Megan, Justin and Zachary Marasco
Joyce Nelson
Cindy Emery
Ken Enos
Denise Enos
Pat Logan
Paul Morgan
Brenda Chavs
Seth Wine
Gary Stoner
Peter Selljess
Robbie Preliasco
Linda O’Donnell
Anna Forloni
Ana Costed
Eduonda Tortici
Rosemary Faliani
Todd, Samantha Canuel and Jeanne
Sarah Holly
Ameena Meer
Zariner Nares
Viera Levitt
Josh Schurman
Susan Boyce
Linda LeClarie
Sarah Holly
Ben Masur
Ann Masur
Peter Behr
Margaret Behr
Todd Weeks
Marina Schweitzer
Sheila O’Malley
Jay Richmond
Dave Heckman
Cathy Casper Torch
Bill Harley
Rick Brooks
Stephen Graham
Richard Walton
Cecile and Bill Ryan
John Tyner
Steve Franks
Cinny Brown
Michael Fine
Carole Costanza
Dan Kahn
Zach Drummond
Kaitlynne Ward
Bert Crenca
Susan Clausen
Shey Rivera
Ms. Rand
Marilyn Bellemore
Jon Campbell
Rosemary Galiani
Arshey a Rauf
Michael Smith-Stackhouse
Tara and Greg Mayer
Nancy Wilson
Fred Martins
Bob Craig