Radio Free Stein is a critical sound project that aims to render some of Gertrude Stein’s 80 plays into new radio form. Based at the University of British Columbia, the project involves poets and critics, composers and musicians, actors and directors, and sound artists and technicians in Vancouver, Atlanta, New York City, Montreal, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and elsewhere. The project is committed to finding techniques for letting Stein’s writing make as much (and as many different kinds of) sense as it may, especially musical sense.
Funded by an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Radio Free Stein supports engagement with Stein’s writing and sound across disciplines and mediums. It offers resources to poets, theater artists, and composers; researchers, teachers, and students; and anyone for whom Gertrude Stein’s writing continues to be vital.