In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel and Monica Bolles are joined by the Head of Screenwriting at Royal Holloway, University of London and Head of the Writers Room at StoryFutures Academy – Professor Adam Ganz and the Project Manager for the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme at Imperial War Museums Rachel Donnelly, from London, UK.
Professor Adam Ganz is Head of Screenwriting at Royal Holloway, University of London and Head of the Writers Room at StoryFutures Academy, the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling. In addition to leading StoryFutures Academy on the ‘One Story, Many Voices’ Project with Imperial War Museum, he designed and ran a project on writing for Immersive Audio with Inua Ellams, Jayde Adams, Georgina Campbell, Fryars and Rae Morris. He was also nominated for best single drama for the BBC for his play The Gestapo Minutes.
Rachel Donnelly is Project Manager for the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP) at Imperial War Museums. She began working on SWWHPP in early 2020 having previously been the Learning and Audience Advocate for IWM’s new Holocaust Galleries and Holocaust Learning Manager for schools. SWWHPP is a three-year project led by IWM and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support cultural organisations across the UK to engage with local communities to share lesser-known stories related to the Second World and Holocaust. As part of the programme, the cultural organisations, local communities and IWM worked with StoryFutures Academy, to create an immersive touring sound installation with stories written by a group of celebrated UK-based writers.
In this episode, Adam and Rachel explain how binaural audio was used to enhance their traditional and immersive storytelling techniques and discuss the ‘One Story, many voices’ museum installation case study.
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Adam Ganz – https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/adam-ganz(55937d7c-9684-41f8-9a7f-680f94bd13b1).html
‘One Story, Many Voices’, A StoryFutures Academy Immersive Audio Project with Imperial War Museums – https://www.storyfutures.com/news/one-story-many-voices-a-storyfutures-academy-immersive-audio-project-with-the-imperial-war-museums
To listen to all of the stories in full from the ‘One story, many voices’ project – https://www.storyfutures.com/resources/imperial-war-museum-one-story-many-voices
For more information about StoryFutures Academy, the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling and resources for immersive audio, virtual production, AR, VR visit – www.storyfutures.com/academy
To find out more about the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme at Imperial War Museums – https://www.iwm.org.uk
CreativeXR 2020 StoryFutures Academy masterclass Spatial storytelling as creative practice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60rJHsaLvFo
Instagram and Twitter – @storyfuturesa / @I_W_M
Dome Fest West – https://www.domefestwest.com
IMERSA – https://summit.imersa.org
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This episode was produced by Oliver Kadel and Emma Rees and included music by Rhythm Scott.