Discover hundreds of short audio gems produced in response to a prompt from Third Coast for the ShortDocs Competition, hosted between 2003 and 2016. Each year ushered in a new set of rules, new creative partners, and ever-more magical results.

Chain of Missing Links - 29

A quarky upbeat piece playing with the idea of broadcasting emotions through computer screens and loving each other via satellite.

All You Need is a Wall - 16

2010 ShortDocs Winner! In 2004, a group of Pride Day revellers gathered for a party on Creighton Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia and were treated to a riveting display of hermaphroditic slug sex.

A Cold Freezin Night - 13

Austin, Texas based experimental performance art group Happiness is a Choice use improvisation and their unique style of meta-theater to learn about each other and about the moments that they share on stage.

Chain of Missing Links - 32

An experimental jam using circuit-bent toys, laptop, and vocoder created at the weekly eSymposium hosted by Patrick McCarthy of Roth Mobot and held at Lizard's Liquid Lounge.

I Didn't Know That (art)

When an elementary school teacher who has never taken an art class is asked to be a presenter at an art awards ceremony, she enlists the help of students and parents to explain to her what art actually is.

A Cold Freezin Night - 12

A nostalgic recollection of a late night out driving around and swimming with friends a few summers ago back on Cape Cod, where I grew up.

Chain of Missing Links - 33

Peter Wallace left the village of Leenane in the west of Ireland for the building sites of England and Germany in 1969 at 19 years of age; he came to live in Leeane once again in 2004.

Chain of Missing Links - 22

A series of archived Craigslist Missed Connections email messages are recorded and re-recorded and with each sent message the message deteriorates.

A Clothing Frenzied

Ben Zimmerman ran The Books' samples through a sequenced Peavey Pro-Fex, created the track in Ableton, mastered it, ran it through several custom dynamic pitch and time-scaling effects (a different program for each submission) and mastered it again.

Chain of Missing Links - 12

In which Dr. Robert W. Smith, University of Nebraska Chemistry professor, describes the enormity of distance between an organic molecule and the smallest living cell.

A Cold Freezin Night - 3

A bone cold dusk brings the icy adventures of a third grader to a close as his babysitting-tween sister selfishly examines mortality.