A year of resonance 💌
Looking back on 2022
Hello dear audio storytellers,
A quick missive to you this week as I know we’re all suspended in that gentle, timeless period between Christmas and New Years, reflecting on the year just gone and with any luck nurturing some quiet hopes and dreams for 2023.
I’ve been putting this newsletter out for two and a half years now, building a wonderful community of audio folks as well as expanding my own mind and creative practice with ideas and new ways of working. I hope it’s been useful to you. It’s been a true labor of love, and if you’d like to support my work - here’s where you can do that. Below is a list of the most-read Audio Storytellers.
First though – I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on recently. What sonic beauties are you proud of from 2022? Comment below to share your work.
My latest piece was this story about the author P.E Moskowitz. They couldn’t figure out why they’d never felt at home in their own body – until they stepped on a tennis court. It’s a story about our shifting understanding of gender, and how it often has nothing to do with outward markers.
Your fave Audio Storyteller issues…
1) No is a full sentence
How to set boundaries when working in audio
2) Going it alone
To freelance or not? Views from both sides
3) Here comes the audio producer
What it was like to have an audio producer at my wedding
4) Listening for gold
Tips on pre-interviewing from top producers and broadcasters
5) Take it for granted
Exactly where you can get funding for your audio.
And to round things off for this issue: I’ve been winding down the year by sorting through the wild sound I recorded in 2022. Here’s a few of my (super short!) favorites for your listening pleasure…
📼 An ancient, dusty cassette player I found in my parents’ attic, which contained a warped mixtape I made in 2000:
🐸 My little nephew chatting to frogs near Sequoia, California:
🪘 A hang drum player on the street in Geneva, Switzerland:
I’ll be on a break until 1st February – look forward to being back in your inboxes then. Take care and thank you for reading and supporting this year!