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Jane Community Fellows: From Hear To There, The Truth, Tiny Spark

We announced this year’s final 15 SoundCloud Community Fellows on the blog last week. We’re excited to be welcoming such brilliant folks whose projects showcase the breadth and uniqueness of sound.

For the rest of this week, we’ll be sharing the first tracks of each Fellow’s project, so let’s get started. Three New Yorkers have joined the fellowship. Read more about the “motley crew” of local NY fellows from Brooklyn and Manhattan in this BetaBeat feature here.

From Hear to There

Nadia Wilson’s project is an “audio ethnography” of the NYC subway. Nadia will capture the stories and soundscapes that emerge, from the A to the Z line.

Follow along at:
Twitter:  @HearToThere
Tumblr: from-hear-to-there.tumblr.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/FromHearToThere

The Truth

Jonathan Mitchell’s The Truth podcast is an audio drama, “a movie for your ears.” Throughout his Fellowship, immerse yourself in a political drama series based on the upcoming elections with a Halloween twist. Spooky!

Follow along at:
Twitter: @thetruthapm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Truth/115316088516776

Tiny Spark

Amy Costello wants to spark debate and investigation into the Business of Doing Good. Perk your ears up to hear what she finds in her podcast, Tiny Spark.

Follow along at:

Twitter: @tinyspark_org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiny-Spark/289098877793597

Look forward to the next set of Fellows’ first introductions the rest of this week. From now until the end of the October, we’ll be sharing all their project updates. Fellows will also be reporting back their own personal experiences of this journey. We hope you join them in unmuting the web!

Jane Meet this year’s 15 SoundCloud Community Fellows!

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.

Amy Costello
Tiny Spark: an Emmy-nominated television and radio reporter ignites debate and investigation into the “Business of Doing Good.”

Andrea Seabrook
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.

David Weinberg
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.”

Hayden Cohen
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.

Jack Kennedy
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.

Jefrey Emtman
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.

Jonathan Mitchell
The Truth: “movies for your ears.” These rich, dramatic tales will focus on the upcoming elections with an interesting Halloween twist.

Laura Haapio-Kirk
Sound School: lessons on sound with educational content provided by the SoundCloud community, educational institutions, and researchers.

Laura Herberg
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”.

Nadia Wilson
From Hear to There: What does your commute sound like? Listen to the stories and soundscapes emerging from the NYC subway.

Stephanie Dub
The Appreciation Engine: record and share a message of appreciation and help make appreciation go viral.

Will Coley
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!

SoundCloud Selection Panel announced for SoundCloud Fellowship

One of our favorite things here at SoundCloud is working with folks who are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about the world of sound. Through our Fellowship program, we’re hoping to support some truly mind-blowing audio projects, so it seems only right that we ask true experts in the community to help us choose this year’s Fellows.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the panel of judges who will help choose our 2012 Fellowships!

Soraya Darabi is a New York City based entrepreneur, working on a new initiative.  She is a co-founder of Foodspotting and sits on the Notables Board of Carnegie Hall.

Julie Shapiro, artistic director of the Third Coast Audio Festival, the country’s biggest showcase of audio feature and documentary work.

Lea Thau, The Peabody award-winning creator of The Moth Radio Hour and the new hit radio show Strangers

Steve Angello of the world-renowned Swedish House Mafia

Producer Shea Shackelford  representing AIR (the Association of Independents in Radio)

Corey Ford of The Public Media Accelerator, a new incubator for public-service media focused start-ups

Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital officer of Columbia University

Tyler Moody, Vice President of  CNN Radio

Nuala McGovern, Presenter of the BBC World Service’s Newsday

The crew from NPR and PRX’s Snap Judgment

We’ve also had some questions regarding what type of support the fellowship program will provide. We value your time, effort, and experience as creators and want to help you succeed however we can. In addition to the support of our amazing community, the program will also offer some financial support (up to $5,000). You can find more information about all of this in the project-submission guide.