Monthly Archives: July 2012

SoundCloud Found Sounds: Rise and Shine

Many days begin with a blurry struggle to get up and out, but this week we’re uncovering the calm within the morning madness.

Headphone commute captures coffee waking up for the world:

Alan Gleeson shares a more relaxing rush hour from the sidelines:

And Nataliabrahamsengarner proves that some of our neighbours are naturally chirpy when greeting the day, even without coffee.

SoundCloud SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a 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.

This week on SoundCloud Voices we are showcasing some fantastic radio shows/podcasts from Australia, namely from ABC Australia, Australia’s national public broadcaster. If you ever wanted to be further enlightened about the human body and science or religion, politics and all things ethnic then you have come to the right place!

First up is Dr Karl, a weekly science talkback show on Triple J. Hosted by Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl is a scientist holding degrees in mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery. He has also studied astrophysics, computer science, and philosophy and has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, film-maker, hospital scientific officer, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, taxi driver, and medical doctor! So if you want to know more about the effects of swallowing gum, the Coriolis effect, “furry male allergies” or Higgs Boson, Karl is your man. Take a listen to a couple of shows below and follow him on SoundCloud!

Our other ABC Australia focussed show this week is Sunday Night, “a babble about religion, politics and all things ethnic”. Hosted by John Safran and Father Bob, the two take a look at topics ranging from conspiracy theories, atheism,…. often inviting guests such as authors, directors, artists etc to discuss the broad range of topics. Take a listen to one podcast featuring author Neil Gaiman and another featuring conspiracy theorist debunker Karl Mamer below! And follow the show on SoundCloud here!

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

David Final Call: Submit Your Fellowship Proposal Until Friday July 27

We are heading into our last week of applications for this year’s SoundCloud Fellowship. The response so far has been inspiring! It’s been a pleasure to read the proposals and hear your introductions exhibiting so much passion, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Folks are coming from a diversity of backgrounds – comedians, musicians, artists, writers, radio personalities, producers, and sound creators of all stripes are joining in the mix. High-five guys, you rock!

If you haven’t submitted your proposal yet and are thinking about it, now is the time. You have until this Friday, July 27th, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time to submit your idea to make your dream sound creation project a reality as a SoundCloud Community Fellow.

How? It’s easy:

  1. Record a brief introduction about yourself and your project idea
  2. Share your recording into the 2012 Fellowship group DropBox
  3. Outline your idea in a written proposal
  4. Email your written proposal and voice recording to eliana(dot)sur(at)
  5. Sit tight and wait until our panel of judges starts selecting the 2012 Fellowship projects

In case you’ve missed it before, there’s up to $5,000 of funding being offered for each of our 10 Fellows so let’s make it happen. We’re here to support you and your creativity in the News & Reporting, Comedy, Storytelling, Politics and Education categories.

Many thanks to the Community for encouraging candidates with supportive comments, sharing the Fellowship opportunity with friends, blogging, and tweeting about it.

More to come on judging, selection, and announcement of Fellows in the weeks ahead. We hope you’ll continue on this journey with us and this next wave of inspiring sound creators.

UPDATE: the call for entries is now closed. Thank you all for submitting your project idea proposals.