Monday 29 June 2020, 6.30-8pm
Aims of the session
- Introduce everyone to why we’re doing the project.
- Establish idea of co-creation and the collaborative voice
- Share inspiring examples of great audio projects
- Basic recording techniques – what can we share?
- Send everyone away with an exercise to do, record, and send back to Duncan and Tom
Examples of Podcasts and Audio Projects that inspire us
- Ross Sutherland
- Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything
- The Listening Room
Task One: Audio Inspirations
To get us all started on the project, share with us a piece of audio that you love, and that you think we could use as an inspiration for our project. This can be anything at all: a podcast, a radio show, a song or track, a poem, an album, a film soundtrack, a YouTube video - it’s completely up to you!
When you’re doing this, as with all the exercises we’ll do, be as personal, as unusual, and as yourself as you want to be; this project is all about being expressive about what we think and feel.
Using your phone, tablet, or other device, record an audio track lasting up to three minutes telling us about a piece of audio work that you love, and that we can take inspiration from on the project. You might want to include:
- Your name
- The title
- Who it’s by - who’s the author or artist?
- What kind of forms does it use? This might be, for example, fiction, non-fiction, interviews, narration, storytelling, songs, classical music - what are the elements that make it up?
- How is sound used? What’s the relationship between the human voice and other sounds?
- What do you most love about it?
- How do you feel when you listen to it?
- What do you think we can learn from it? Another way of asking this might be: what ideas can we steal from it?
The same as Option 1, but write it down instead of recording it. You can either type it out in a word document or an email, or write it out longhand and . Either way, make it up to one page long.