After 184 fantastic proposals we have received and the help by an incredible panel of judges to select the finalists, it’s time today to announce the 15 finalist projects of the 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellowship.
We are moved and inspired by your ideas and the level of passion, creativity, and enthusiasm you have shared for the Fellowship.
Without further delay, we’d love to introduce you to the 15 Community Fellows. Their projects promise to be unique and engaging, and we hope they will inspire a new wave of sound creators to create great sounds. Please join us in wishing them congratulations!
Listen to this montage of all finalists’ project proposals:
Our Fellows come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some are professional radio producers and musicians, others work with sound independently, and some are completely new to audio, but have interesting ideas that use sound as a creative medium. Our Fellows were chosen because their ideas promise to unlock more creativity around sound, and demonstrate the unique breadth of sound.
Tiny Spark: an Emmy-nominated television and radio reporter ignites debate and investigation into the “Business of Doing Good.”
DecodeDC: former NPR Congressional Correspondent takes a look at politics in DC through a critical lens.
Bailey Smith & Anne Wootton
Pop Up Archive: a community initiative helping independent radio producers archive their audio content for posterity.
Random Tape: exploring random and intriguing bits of audio – the uncoded moments – from found sounds to community contributed sounds.
Guidebooks: a band that will take sound bites contributed by the SoundCloud community and weave them into music, so every contributor can find a bit of themselves in their song. “It’s like being in a band with everyone.”
Road to the Royal Mile: a performance artist himself, Hayden hits The Royal Mile to interview performers and attendees of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the world.
NightBus Radio: Jack is a modern-day minstrel traveling from city-to-city in the US by Greyhound Bus, performing with locals and sharing a taste of their music, community, and culture.
Jake De Grazia
Life Advice Radio: an interactive podcast exploring some of life’s more amusing problems with sound advice offered by a life coach.
Here Be Monsters: a series of stories exploring the uncharted territories of the mind – stories told by journalists, artists, and writers on facing their demons.
The Truth: “movies for your ears.” These rich, dramatic tales will focus on the upcoming elections with an interesting Halloween twist.
Sound School: lessons on sound with educational content provided by the SoundCloud community, educational institutions, and researchers.
Detroit Mobile Audio: an audio tour guide of the city of Detroit as part of a guidebook that will be published called “Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide”.
From Hear to There: What does your commute sound like? Listen to the stories and soundscapes emerging from the NYC subway.
The Appreciation Engine: record and share a message of appreciation and help make appreciation go viral.
Working Now: Transom Story Workshop alums will share stories about the working lives of people today to commemorate oral historian and radio producer Studs Terkel’s 40th Anniversary book Working.
Please join our Fellowship Group to hear all the great sounds our Fellows produce. As they create content, they will be sharing it to the group for the SoundCloud community to experience. Starting next week, we’ll be featuring Fellows on our blog, linking to their work and presence on the web. From time to time, they will also be invited to be a guest blogger. As you follow their sound journey, we encourage you to show your support by commenting on their sounds and sharing them with your friends.
For all the sound creators who have applied and to the finalists who are Fellows, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. We love you for sharing our love of sound!