The Chorus

Workshop One

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.

Option 1:
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?


Option 2:
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.


An audio experience