Welcome to sounddawg.net...
For those of you familiar with the original sounddawg website, this new iteration offers a fresh look, familiar content, easier navigation and additional capabilities:
If you are new to the site, the navigation menu at the top will lead you to understanding what it’s all about along with some details on the history of acoustic storytelling, what you’ll find in the audio archives and something about the pioneers of the acoustic storytelling form.
IT’S THE SOUND!
One important aspect of audio storytelling is in the fidelity of the sound. All of the sound stories here were produced utilizing high fidelity field recordings and equipment–including uncompressed .wav files whenever possible–and they’re streamed at higher quality than most websites. The experience is noticeably better than can be found on FM radio and on many podcasts.
If you let it, the sound can place you in the scene, creating a sense of place, a sense of being there, igniting your imagination on an acoustic soundstage!
If you’re interested in the craft of audio storytelling, as this site grows you’ll find articles, commentary, links and blog posts all about it.
To start with, I’ve posted some recent articles I recently published on my LinkedIn site–reflections on the challenges of storytelling faced by a new generation of radio documentary podcast producers using sound as a fundamental element in telling stories.
If you’d like to contribute an article, please let me know!
The latest news and updates...
There’s something new streaming on the “Classics” page: Two new Radio Expeditions stereo audio files provided to us by the original field recording engineer and studio mixer, Flawn Williams. Produced by the late Carolyn Jenson Chadwick, they represent exquisite examples of sound-enhanced storytelling. Find them on this page.
The Voice of America has now completed a full translation of “Follow the Moon” into the Khmer language for distribution to Cambodia and Khmer speakers worldwide! Listen to all or part of it (the Khmer language is beautiful!) here…
A special Christmas classic presentation is now streaming here–an adaptation of a CBC tradition: Frederick Forsyth’s “The Shepherd”, read by the CBC’s Alan Maitland is now brought to life by authentic filed recordings. Listen now to — “The Shepherd…Retold”.