Hello Heroes: Audiobiography #5: Musical soundscapes, community storytelling and more
This is a guest post by SoundCloud Hero and singer-songwriter Zefora, who is based in Portland, Oregon. Follow and connect with the SoundCloud Heroes to find out more about community projects, collaborations and more.
This past week was a diverse, creative week for the Audiobiography project. We had submissions in French, Norwegian, German and English with poetry, music, and stories galore.
Here are some highlights from this week’s set:
Bill Kirton took a fictional heroine to SoHo for dinner. She’s been dead for 160+ years. Mystery, murder, a good guy with a cellar…and his prisoners. A policeman standing on a coffee table, wearing a dress.
Meet Ändy from Hamburg, Germany. “I’ve been born in the early 50s last century in Germany. I’m a post Rock’n Roller. Grown up with stuff like the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks and many others from the very first beginnings.”
Alisa DelTufo hails from North Bennington, Vermont, in the US to talk about her organization, Threshold Collaborative, which uses story gathering and other community engagement techniques to work towards effective community change.
Skye Milan found a way to incorporate sounds from his everyday life around the house with some dramatic dialogue between himself and his sons to create a musical soundscape that reveals more about himself than words. From the sound of keys to ice cubes in a glass bowl, percussive elements create this unique Audiobio.
D. Murali, from Chennai, India, was a staffer at a print newspaper until a whistle-blowing incident caused his abrupt exit for speaking out against gender and racial prejudice within the organization. Hear the inspiring story that makes his Audiobio.
Keep the unique Audiobios coming. See all past recaps here. If you have uploaded one and it’s not here, send us a message at @SoundCloudHeroes. We’ll be sure to include it in the next set. We still want to hear more until the end of this month, so share your Audiobiography and have your voice heard, too. Remember to give it the “audiobio” tag to help us find it. Find out how to get involved at http://blog.soundcloud.com/2013/02/06/audiobiography.