Welcome to The Audio Penguin, A blog that explores the power of sound to engage, inform, and motivate in advertising, information and entertainment. The goal of this blog is to explore sound ideas and careers that go beyond just studio recording. Posts will deal with sound design for theatre, film, games, audio book recording, audio drama, audio documentation, etc. Both creative and technical issues related to these sound applications will be explored. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, please send us an email or comment.
The “Audio Penguin” is Eric Somers, a working sound designer, recordist, and tonmeister whose recordings have been used by network TV and radio, recording labels, and art galleries. Eric is Professor Emeritus of Design and Communications in the State University of New York system and a former Chair of the New York section of the Audio Engineering Society, former President of the International Community for Audio Display, former board member of the National Audio Theatre Festivals, and former newsletter editor for the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US.
Eric currently runs The Sandbook Studio located in Poughkeepsie, NY (just north of New York City). As a former network television producer and advertising executive, Eric Somers is very interested in the relationship of sound to image. He has published papers and lectured on these topics around the world and also works as a professional fine art photographer. (Thus his interest in the relationship of sound to image).
Services that Eric Somers can provide you can include:
— Recording live concerts (especially classical and jazz).
— Recording audiobooks and audio drama
— Recording using ambisonic technology which allows the greatest flexibility in producing listening products (stereo, surround, binaural, etc.) even after the ambisonic recording is made. (See the post on Ambisonic Recording.)
— Creating original ambient sound designs (environment, not just a musical background) for theatre, film, video, dance, and art galleries.
— Workshops and talks about film sound effects (Foley art), audio drama, audio book recording, microphone selection, sound design for theatre, film, video, dance, and art galleries and the relationship of sound to image.
Eric can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Audio Penguin is a publication of The Sandbook Studio, http://www.sandbookstudio.com