Listen. 
Really Listen.

Intimate music performances. 
Immersive sound events. Unexpected journeys. 
All broadcast directly to you live with uncanny presence. 
Rediscover wonder in the world through sound.

Oda is a membership 
to live listening.

A Seasonal Membership
for Live Listening

Oda invites you to experience wonder and connection through sound. Each season you’ll hear continuous soundscapes broadcast live that transport you to distant cities and remote landscapes around the globe.

Each week, you’ll hear from a curated roster of artists who will create a unique performance exclusively for Oda members. In singular moments or journeys that unfold over weeks, listeners connect directly with each artist as they broadcast live from their corner of the world.

What We’ve
Been Listening To

Summer Season 2021

Photo by Mark Borthwick
Sound has the power to transport us — to distant lands and into deeper mental states. Join us this summer as we put our collective ear up to the world, journeying to remote Swedish villages and bustling Japanese cities, buzzing secret gardens and idyllic animal sanctuaries, rhythmic coastlines and iconic recording studios.

Together, we’ll rediscover the magic of the everyday through uninterrupted broadcasts from the most unexpected places and intimate live performances.
Our Summer Season Features
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Laraaji
Julianna Barwick
Julia Holter
Arooj Aftab
Mary Lattimore
Mark Borthwick
Yoshimi (Boredoms, 00I00)
Elizabeth King
Howard Grimes
Archie “Hubbie” Turner
Earl the Pearl
Josephine Foster
Lonnie Holley
Japanese Temples
Sound Sculptures in Upstate New York
Birds and Bells in the Sonoran Desert
Swedish Midsommar Solstice
The Kaaterskill Animal Sanctuary
And more...

How it Feels

Oda immerses you in sound

How You 
Listen

Oda is a seasonal subscription to live sound available to stream on The Oda System.
The Membership
Each season, we explore a new theme through curated weekly performances and field transmissions from around the world – always live, always in real time. You’ll join a dedicated community of listeners and receive access to artists broadcasting directly to your home from theirs. Through expansive soundscapes and intimate concerts, you’ll discover a new connection to the world through sound.
The Oda System
Our home listening system is designed to create a sonic experience that is warm, enveloping, and direct. Our Lighthouse Receiver connects you directly to our broadcasts, lighting up when a new transmission is ready for your ears. Our handmade speakers — constructed elegantly with wood that resonates like a cello — act as portals into distant and intimate worlds creating connection through immersive sound.
Batch Eight in Production
Oda speakers are produced in limited editions and made by hand — and have sold out six times. Sign up below to be the first to gain access to Batch Eight.
(Psssst… we’re also hard at work on a new kind of membership available to stream wherever you are. Drop us a note and tell us some of your favorite sounds and we’ll spill the beans.)
  • ...a crisp, realistic sound energy that mimics a live performance, right down to the slight imperfections of the instruments...

    – Dave Brooks, Billboard

Felt like a prayer I didn’t even know I had been praying for was granted.

Devendra Banhart
@devendrabanhart

I loved the freshness of the moment... One of this year’s true highlights.

Gilles Peterson
@gillespeterson

It’s such a decadently beautiful way to experience live music!!

Angel Bat Dawid
@angeltheoracle
From Our Preview Listeners
A Physical Sound
This is the heart of it: the soundboard.
We've spent three years tuning this piece of wood
Resonant
Music radiates from a resonant wood panel, just like the body of a cello. Cascading sound like the light from a chandelier.
Physical
You can almost touch the sound. Stereoscopic vocals, piano, strings and brass with uncanny presence, clarity and warmth.
Dimensional
A sound that’s dimensional. A sound that makes it feel like the artist is just inches away from you.
The shift in quality and texture in the audio was notable [...] it sounded like Laraaji was actually in the room
The Quietus
...a crisp, realistic sound energy that mimics a live performance, right down to the slight imperfections of the instruments...
Billboard
...disturbingly intimate…
Anonymous
Built Like an Instrument
Oda's Secret to Unique and Beautiful Sound
Oda Speakers are built using techniques drawn from traditional crafts like bookbinding, light aircraft construction, and, of course, luthiery.
They’re made of wood, glass, cotton, and steel: materials that are humble and human, not technological.
Simply put: They're built like instruments, so they make instruments sound beautiful.
Painstakingly Tuned
Perry in his workshop
The Intuition of an Artist
Oda’s designer, Perry Brandston, grew up in New York institutions like CBGB and Carnegie Hall. He has been making speakers most of his life. Conceived and designed in the East Village of Manhattan, we have been perfecting these speakers since 2016.
Ben in the anechoic chamber at University of Dresden
Transformed by a Leading Acoustician
Benjamin Zenker of the University of Dresden, a world-leading acoustician, transformed the speakers into something worthy of our mission; music that is live for the artist and for you. His design rejects heavy audio filters and brings listeners an honest experience.
A Sustainable Platform
We're working to create a platform that's sustainable. That's a viable long-term business for us, and for the artists you love.
We sell our speakers at a very low markup. Most of our income comes from our $79/season membership, and over 70% of that income goes directly to pay artists and production costs.
We are completely membership supported. We don't sell ads, we don't sell your data, and we don't spy on you.
We Made Oda Because We Love Music More Than Anything Else In The World
The Oda offices
We really do. Most of us have spent our professional lives working with artists and sound. Live music is a vital part of our lives, and we want it to be a vital part of yours. We believe all of us should be doing our part to preserve the cultural value of music.
We’ve Produced
Records, Books, Shows, and Products
With Many Artists
AMI YAMASAKI
ARTO LINDSAY
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
BRUNO S. 
BUBBLES
PARK CHAN-WOOK 
CLUB 57
DAVID MANCUSO
DEREK GRIPPER
DIEGO CORTEZ
EARL HOWARD
ERNST REIJSEGER
FATHER JOHN MISTY
FUJIMOTO YUICHIRO
JAN JELINEK
JONAS MEKAS
KA BAIRD
LADY GAGA
LARAAJI
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
MALICK SIDIBE
MARK FELDMAN
MARK RONSON
MATMOS
MOOR MOTHER
MORIYAMA DAIDO
MOUNT EERIE
OMARA PORTUONDO
OTTO DES UNAS
PATRICE LECOMTE
PHAROAH SANDERS
SAVE THE ROBOTS
SHIRIN ANLEN
SOULWAX
THE DAVID BOWIE ARCHIVE
THE ESTATE OF ALICE & JOHN COLTRANE
THE LOFT
THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS
THE XX
WERNER HERZOG
WILLIAM ONYEABOR
And our secret mission (okay, it’s not really a secret) is to make you listen carefully.
If you truly listen, everything will be fine.
What to Expect
Warmth
Subscription Fees Go To Artists
An Open Window
Mid-Breakfast Interruptions
No Ads
Soundtracks For Sunrise And Sunset
Tangible Sound
A New Nightlight
Artist Discovery That Opens New Doors
Big Sounds
An Ideal Home For The Viola
No One Snooping On You
Insomniac Artists
Tears Running Down Your Cheeks
Owls Hooting At Night
Physical Sensations
Surprises!!!
Live Shows All The Time
Little Sounds
Book Readings
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