Surround Sound

by Nathan Austin

A suite of glitch poems sampling bits of failed optical character recognition from Google’s search results. OCR is meant to identify printed characters using a scanner and computer software, which proves more difficult in practice than in principle. The poems that comprise “Surround Sound” come from an article about composer Eliane Radigue, originally published in frieze magazine in 2011. The suite as presented by the author appears in the gallery below, and a limited edition of 11" x 17" broadsides featuring the series can be purchased from our online store.

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Nathan Austin

Contributing Author


Surround Sound by Nathan Austin is a Blasted Tree visual poetry broadside

Edition of 40 broadsides published in Canada

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