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Sound must communicate

It was enter­tain­ing and instruc­tive to devel­op radio doc­u­men­tary beyond the bor­ders between jour­nal­ism and art (sound art, radio dra­ma) with­in the last cen­turies. We all have learnt a lot. Con­sid­er­ing the cri­sis of radio as a whole and par­tic­u­lar­ly radio doc­u­men­tary – shrink­ing audi­ences and bud­gets world­wide – we
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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, 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” beer
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