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David Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012: superheroes, Joffrey Baratheon, comedians & more!

Artists, comedians, actors, actresses & superheroes all came together last weekend for the first weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe festival in Scotland. We even joined in on the fun, packing our bags and flying up to Edinburgh to cover the event! So what is the Fringe Festival you might be asking? Good question! In the organizers own words:

“The official site, for over 50 years Scotland’s capital city has seen a unique explosion of creative energy within the Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.”

This year SoundCloud and the Fringe partnered together to create a Soundbooth where performers and participants of the festival could come and share their sounds to their Edinburgh Fringe profiles via SoundCloud. Rachel from the Edinburgh Fringe Marketing staff explains why SoundCloud + Fringe = love.

We had some amazing characters stop by and record with us including Mr. Millennium, Andy & the Prostitutes, Sophie & more!

On Sunday we held a meetup at the Pear Tree near Fringe Central. Some fine folks came out in the rain and received serious swag in the form of shirts, buttons and stickers! More importantly we got to meetup with some amazingly active community members including Bob, Amelia, John and comedian Michael Legge!

Oh and we also met Jack Gleeson from Game of Thrones who said he loves using SoundCloud!

Can you believe it? That is only the beginning! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival will be going on this whole month until August 26th! To follow along with the sounds of the festival, check out our Edinburgh Fringe Festival curated set here & we hope to see you there next year!

Are you a comedian, actress, actor or performer who uses SoundCloud for spoken word? Let us know in the comments!

Emma Found Sounds: Competition

Competitive fever is spreading world-wide, so this week we’re trying to capture it in sound.

After calling for submissions, these gold medal sounds made their way to the new Found Sounds group:

yaykitteh gives us the inside scoop:

Colin Hunter captures a crowd’s excitement:

And takes us back to where it all began:

Next week we’ll explore the sound of the World Wide Web. So, think outside the box and submit any sounds that express the nature, feeling or experience of the internet, to the Found Sounds group. The best of the bunch will be showcased in next week’s post!

Jami SoundCloud Speaks #3 – Steven Leckart

Earlier this year, we introduced our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks‘, where we take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, and the users behind them. Today, we’re happy to present our third installment.

In this episode, Evan spoke to Steven Leckart, writer for Wired and Pop-Up Magazine, about how he uses audio recording (and SoundCloud) as part of both his work, and his personal life. For Steven, capturing sound isn’t just about recording words to transcribe, but saving a moment in time.

For more from Steven, head to his site, or Twitter.

SoundCloud Speaks‘ is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment.

You can hear all previous episodes here.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!

(For more spoken word, check out our blog series ‘SoundCloud Voices’)