Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a new weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

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There’s been a lot of activity surrounding Occupy Wall Street of late and some of our SoundCloud community have been documenting the events, people and opinions with audio.  Aside from ABC’s Dan Patterson who has used SoundCloud in combination with Storify, which you can view here, the following is a small collection of other SoundClouders who documented the events.

First up is Sean Sullivan a multimedia journalist from Massachusetts who interview Western Massachusetts residents who travelled to New York take part in the protests. Sean’s recordings were very much in the vein of an oral history project and reveal some interesting people,their stories and their thought provoking opinions on the topic. Respect to the Western Mass people!

 

Next up is Meg Robertson a radio/digital producer who took more of a field recording approach, capturing some of the fascinating crowd chants but also speeches and even readings of letters.

 

And finally, local station 77 WABC used SoundCloud to post the various interviews with protesters on topics ranging from universal health care, whose fault it is and taxing the rich. Take a listen here.

 

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform we are currently running a beta program which you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5305835 Megan Robertson

    Hey guys! I am thrilled beyond words that you chose to feature the sounds of Occupy Wall Street in the blog this week.  It was amazing to record everything that was happening there, sharing it on Twitter as it happened.  Just a different way for people to experience what it was like to be there.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Hey Meg, thank you for making such a great use of SoundCloud, really inspiring to see!

    David