Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

eAudio - unabridged
(10.50 hours)
Product Number: OB6745
Released: Jul 01, 2018
Business Term: OBOU 7 Years
ISBN: #9781528817776
Narrator(s): Arthur Morey
Publisher: W F Howes
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In Lost Sound, Jeff Porter examines the vital interplay between acoustic techniques and modernist practices in the growth of radio. Concentrating on the 1930s through the 1970s, but also speaking to the rising popularity of today's narrative broadcasts such as This American Life, Radiolab, Serial, and The Organist, Porter's close readings of key radio programs show how writers adapted literary techniques to an acoustic medium with great effect. Addressing avant-garde sound poetry and experimental literature on the air alongside industry policy and network economics, Porter identifies the ways radio challenged the conventional distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow cultural content to produce a dynamic popular culture.

Author(s): Jeff Porter
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2018

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Author(s): Jeff Porter
Narrator(s): Arthur Morey
Product Number CX4384
Released: Jul 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528817769

Professional reviews

"Radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before. “Provides a much-appreciated and -needed work of solid, well-written scholarship on a subject that has too long been overlooked and underprized.” THEATRE JOURNAL"

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