ABSTRACT

Making audio documentaries – Finding ‘true’ stories and constructing realities One of the celebrated advantages of audio documentaries is that it is an ideal experience of individualistic production and communication. It is the ideal auteur’s genre. It is democratically realisable, not constrained by the alienating top-down exclusion zone of global capitalist economies of scale. The technology has been micro-realised into portable digitisation and the method of distribution and publication has been transnationally liberated across the public and private spheres of cyberspace. Sound is an emotional lingua franca. Sovereign state linguistics are no longer barriers. The passport and visa are signified by audiogenics. The radiophonic is no longer controlled by the licensing and state appropriation of electromagnetic wavelengths. It has a realm of freedom of expression that digitally channels with a speed unheard of in living human memory.