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Content covered & practiced in the programme:

  • Developing ways of active listening for every-day life
  • Exploring new broadcast methods
  • Creating media resources from local knowledge
  • Developing channels of distribution for local knowledge & production
  • Building steps to an education in correspondence with local life & culture
The programme offers ways of exploring the inter-relations of audio media, ICTs and oral culture. It comprises collective assessments in a group of participants of their professional communication practice and local environment through a training in audio media tools, skills, concepts and techniques – including,
  • the use of various types of audio equipment,
  • ways of recording sound & voice under set conditions or aims,
  • uploading, downloading and capturing audio,
  • clipping and editing (single track, multiple track),
  • play-listing of clips & tracks,
  • editing & mixing as storytelling,
  • uploading & posting audio on-line,
  • creating dedicated on-line and off-line audio archives,
  • linking audio files to blogs & web-pages
  • ways & concepts of publishing & distributing audio & multi-media
  • copyrights & creative commons licenses, etc.
The training will pay particular attention to oral culture, its general concepts and local practice, and to oral history methods and their inter-relations to audio media productions in the context of the participants’ local and professional environments.
Oral history methods can be understood as a dedicated research practice of collecting, processing and evaluating audio data, told history or testimonies under a particular subject or set of questions at a certain time and place towards packaged presentations for public access, be they on-line or off-line archives, collections of transcriptions in print, transmissions or hard-copy productions of various kinds.
Concepts of audio media and broadcast methods will be discussed and developed in seminar-like sessions based on the participants workshop-productions and chosen projects; including for example,
  • public archives & private collections
  • live mixes, edited mixes & re-mixes
  • playlist & footage archives
  • editing, authoring, censoring
  • interview & conversation
  • authorship, ownership & collective production
  • audio walk, ‘reality radio’, audio report & documentary
  • audio note-taking, audio diary, “audio images”
  • audio media & multi-media
  • audio correspondence & ‘slow broadcasting’
  • ethics of listening, production & publication

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