“Audio storytelling” has been used as a catchall for how we describe documentary radio and podcast, but there is a rich history and limitless practices that stretch well past the bounds of the story. This workshop is about opening up to practices that de-center and abandon the story entirely. Participants will get a sense of how and when to abandon story, develop tools for practicing in sound-collage, essay, abstraction and space-based sound works as well as practical approaches to finding creativity in the confines of digital editing software.
Tuesdays, 6-8pm EST each day
9/28 - Intro
10/5 - Day 2
10/12 - Day 3
10/19 - Day 4
10/26 - Day 5
Students should come to class with basic competency in a digital audio workstation. If you're new to audio editing, Adriene recommends downloading Reaper, which has a 60-day free trial and many free tutorials online: https://www.reaper.fm/. Basic mixing demos will be shown in either Reaper or Pro Tools depending on participant preference.
Adriene Lilly is a radio artist, producer, sound designer and engineer. She created The Blind Tourist on WFMU and her creative features have aired across radio and podcasting including on Radio Papesse, WBEZ, McSweeney's and Constellations. She has worked with meditation audio, sound art, comedy and documentary at outlets including WNYC, Vox, ABC, iHeartRadio and many independent production houses.