Sonic Trace and the KCRW DnA Design Challenge
Sonic Trace, a new media project and radio series, a direct result of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, is bringing you stories that explore the three age-old questions about community and immigration — ¿Por qué te fuiste? ¿Por qué te quedaste? ¿Por qué regresaste? (Why did you leave? Why do you stay? Why do you go back?) And in case you don’t know KCRW, we’re a public radio station based in LA with a global audience and renowned news, talk and music programming.
Which begs the next question: Why YOU?
A large part of Sonic Trace is recording stories. But, in order to record stories, we need a Sound Booth. And that’s where you come in to play! In partnership with KCRW program DnA and Producer/Host Frances Anderton, Sonic Trace is launching a Sound Booth Design Challenge! We need your help spreading the word about our challenge. We’ve got a tight budget, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t looking to build something special. We’re challenging designers, architects, builders… visionaries to create an intimate, inviting and innovative sound booth.
The booth will be traveling all over Los Angeles — to churches, food fairs and schools. To rock, jazz and cumbia concerts. We will be at the park, at the coffee shop and hanging at the tamale hot spots. We’ll be setting up and closing shop alongside food trucks and observing public transportation from bus stops and corner shops. You get the idea? These places will be noisy and hectic. So we’ll need a space of intimacy, reflection and “border-less-ness” for broadcast quality story-telling. (Think Story Corps with a KCRW edge, an angelino accent and a tale that starts or ends in far-off land).
The deadline for entry submissions is June 8th. More details on the design challenge can be found here!