AMERIKA! - Radio-Feature-Workshop
There are as many different ways of approaching America as there are of reflecting America in a radio feature. A “feature” is a media report on a particular theme. In this case, you’re invited to prepare radio features about your own personal approach to the theme of America.
You can record material anywhere in town and, of course, also while telephoning with the States … The result could be a radio feature that lasts between 15 seconds and 15 minutes, or even a happening in public space, if it includes a radio-related element.
Naturally the workshop focuses also on technical aspects of recording, such as which microphone to use when, whether single takes from sound programmes like wavlab and Samplitude can be collaged, what’s happening on which frequencies and also, how best to encourage someone to give you an interview. So spend a week experimenting with ideas and audible form. The results can be presented in October as part of the Werkleitz Festival, “Amerika”.
The workshop was led by Ralf Wendt and Udo Israel.