Posts categorized “Interview”

Recent and upcoming work on BBC Radio 4

With my Radio MA complete I have now entered the (slightly scary) world of freelancing.

To kick things off, in September I recorded a simul-rec with writer, journalist and all-round nice person Caitlin Moran for weekly BBC Radio 4 programme Feedback, made by Whistledown Productions. The episode that my simul-rec was used in is unfortunately no longer available to listen to online, but I was told by the programme’s Executive Producer that, and I quote, “it’s the best recorded simul-rec that I’ve heard in 20 years” !

And as if that wasn’t enough excitement for one month, I also recently produced a feature for the second series of Short Cuts, the fabulous programme of creative radio documentaries made by Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4. Back in January when I was still a student I was lucky enough to have my work featured in the first series of Short Cuts; my piece for the new series is an interview with a woman who gave her daughter the surname ‘Wild’, and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on Tuesday 2nd October.

World Brunch Club on Monocle 24

World Brunch Club, the pop-up restaurant co-chefed by myself and Francesca Ter-Berg, was featured recently on The Menu, the weekly food show from internet radio station Monocle 24. Our slot in in Episode 39, starts at 32’10”, and you can find it here.

Making Contact – ‘The Olympic Games: Who Wins?’

For the latest edition of US-based radio programme Making Contact, I produced a segment about the policing of London 2012. Featuring the voices of playwright Dominic Taylor, Newham Monitoring Project‘s Estelle du Boulay and many others, you can hear it as part of the whole programme, or listen to the segment individually via Soundcloud.

Madeleine Moments

This is the 15-minute feature that I produced for the Creative Radio strand of my MA programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Marcel Proust’s novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’ famously describes a universal experience – that involuntary rush of memory when we eat or drink a certain thing. For the narrator of that novel it was a Madeleine cake, and in this documentary we hear from a psychologist, a food writer and two young women as they explore the phenomenon of the Madeleine Moment.

Many thanks to Hatt Reiss, Sarah Giaziri, Simon Parkes and John Morton for talking to me about food, memory and everything in between.

NPR’s All Things Considered

I recorded the London side of this interview with The Guardian’s Michael White about the upcoming Royal Jubilee for NPR’s flagship news programme All Things Considered.

The Singing Instrument

On the day of an epic radio fail, here’s a reminder that I can also do a radio win…

This is the 10-minute feature that I produced for the Creative Radio strand of my MA programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

A little introduction: from Elgar to Bach, from pop to Klezmer: all have explored the beautiful and unique sound of the cello. In this montage-style documentary, two professional cellists reflect on sound, music, and their own personal relationship with this extraordinary instrument.

Many thanks to Francesca Ter-Berg and Matthew Forbes for lending their dulcet tones to the piece – and also to Arthur Russell and Edward Elgar for their beautiful music.

Barbican

My friend Raimund gave me a tour of the Barbican. Here is the result.

The Comfort of Strangers

This is the 5-minute feature that I made for the Creative Radio strand of my MA programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

The piece features two anonymous people talking about their experience of counselling, and also includes quotations from Carl R. Rogers, the founding father of counselling, and the song ‘We Have a Map of the Piano’ by Icelandic band múm.

Extracts from this piece were featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme Short Cuts in January 2012.

Short Cuts – BBC Radio 4

Excerpts from a 5-minute feature I made last year were featured on the third instalment of new BBC Radio 4 programme Shorts Cuts today. You can listen to it on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 31st January, and I will put up the whole feature here very soon.

Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn Interview by London_Laowai

Interview with American Bluegrass musician Abigail Washburn, conducted in a noisy teahouse in Chengdu, December 2009 – and the first piece of audio I ever edited!

www.abigailwashburn.com