Publications (english)

Less is more

From a report on “Messages with Mea­ning for our Tomor­row” at 40th Inter­na­tio­nal Fea­tures Con­fe­rence in Leip­zig, may 2014.  Lis­teners to Prix Euro­pe pre­sen­ta­ti­ons, Ber­lin 2011, crea­ting their own images – Pho­to­graphs by Jan Kopetz­ky (…) I refer­red to a num­ber of con­tri­bu­ti­ons with the fol­lowing essence: “One of the
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Sound must communicate

Shrin­king audi­en­ces and bud­gets world­wi­de – how to face the cri­sis? / To use all tools of radio pro­duc­tion effec­tively but not for their own sake. / From the draft of a lec­tu­re as coach of the EBU Mas­ter School about “Sound rich Radio”. Date unknown. It was enter­tai­ning and
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Voice, personality and suspense

From a con­tri­bu­ti­on to the Inter­na­tio­nal Fea­ture Con­fe­rence in Ber­lin (2000)  … Some obser­va­tions while lis­tening recent­ly to a num­ber of Orson Wel­les pro­gram­mes, in par­ti­cu­lar to my favou­rite cal­led “The Hitch Hiker”:  The words and sound effects, even the sub­ject its­elf seems to be a litt­le dated after 60
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Laugh out!

Explo­ra­ti­ons in Radio Docu­men­ta­ry and Humour. Quo­tes from a pre­sen­ta­ti­on deli­ve­r­ed at MARKET PLACE OF IDEAS / PRIX EUROPE BERLIN / 1997 …The­re isn’t much more to say about the tyran­ny of infan­ti­li­ty we are facing today in the media; about the „vul­ga­ri­ty, stu­pi­di­ty of pri­va­te pro­gram­mes“, plain­ly play­ing for
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Are we the band on a sinking ship?

Fea­ture Hea­ring / PRIX EUROPA 2001 (…) SOS — Save Our Souls — The Soul of fea­ture making is what I like to call THE DOCUMENTARY IDEA. Which trans­for­ma­ti­ons radio docu­men­ta­ry will have to go through in the future — the Docu­men­ta­ry Idea must be saved.  The amount of know­ledge,
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Information, Opinion, Provocation –

The Radio Fea­ture of the Nine­ties. From a lec­tu­re, deli­ve­r­ed during Radio Forum Day, Prix Ita­lia, Napo­li, June 26th 1996. In the gol­den radio days of Orson Wel­les & Co radio still was a mass-medi­um, good enough to sell “Campbell’s Soup”, “Lady Esther Face Cream”, “Cres­ta Blan­ca” wine, “Blue Rib­bon”
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