Unidentified signals intercepted by Macrell – maybe from deep inside the wires, the valves, the rusted souls of Akiha's own arcade games?
Discussing the important part sound and music play in the story of Akiha Den Den, and why sound needn't be relegated to a supporting role in radio, at the inspiring The Sound of Story event held in Brighton last week.
Episode 6, the final part of series 1, is coming on Thursday......... Get it at the usual places....
Their words have been reaching you – but what about the voices that have reached them? Incoming. Peri is devastated when she discovers the truth.
“Truly inventive and exploratory sound” - Electronic Sound Magazine
We were delighted to discover Akiha is the focus of a fascinating article in Electronic Sound magazine by renowned composer and sound artist Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner). In an appreciation of experimental radiophonics that discusses everyone from Brian Eno, Holger Czukay and John Cage to Samuel Beckett, he notes that in Akiha “...refreshingly, the sound design takes equal billing with the voice, frequently submerging and corroding the voices beyond all recognition, as if burning the meaning of the words in a sonic inferno.” It's hugely rewarding that Scanner has placed the series in the context of experimental sound and words – Akiha's true origins – and that this has uncovered “fresh possibilities for storytelling... They offer up an immersive world for the listeners to lose themselves in a most alluring fashion. Free of the screen, let your ears roam around this imaginary world and let the sound take you into a lost world of fact and fiction, balancing on the borderlands of illusion and reality.”
Episode 5 is coming tomorrow....
Added this week – another way to listen to every episode: ResonanceEXTRA is broadcasting Akiha on Tuesday nights in Brighton on DAB, or via their website anywhere else in the world – or catch up on the ResonanceEXTRA Mixcloud page.
We're also delighted to announce that Akiha Den Den has been invited to take part in Sound Of Story – an exploration of sound and music in storytelling – on 18th November in Brighton Dome Studio. The line-up for the symposium and workshops includes sound artists and practitioners from the realms of film, theatre, radio and games. A real honour – more details to come, but the Sound Of Story website is worth checking out. Maybe see you there?
Episode 4 coming tomorrow........