Audio drama seminar

With great anticipation I attended the Audio Drama seminar hosted by the University of Copenhagen and the School of Performing Arts educational program. The line up was impressive and the speakers passionate. It was thrilling to discover how this form, that I’ve merely flirted with, is reinventing itself and finding ways of developing outside the somewhat conservative institutional strongholds. The internet has made the distribution, and technical development, of audio experiences stronger and easier to access. But as with all interesting art forms it’s hard to find a common term that really describes the experience… here are some suggestions; audio drama, audio performances, ear movies, audio fiction, sound theatre, sonifications, theatre of the skull (S. Beckett)… Additionally the first Flyd Festival took place in connection with the seminar, a slightly secret but very impressive festival of audio drama performed in theatres and movie houses.

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