Culture / Podcast
We speak to various audiophiles – from musicians to wildlife recordists to sound engineers, who are at the top of their game – about the expansive nature of sound and its ability to recall memories, evoke emotions and blow our minds. Whether it’s an epiphany at a concert, a sound that brings back your childhood or a moment of clarity from a brilliant pair of speakers, we learn what good audio means to our guests and how it has shaped their lives and careers.RSS Feed
Throughout his career as a sound designer, editor and mixer, Johnnie Burn has worked on iconic TV commercials for clients such as Guinness; created the sounds you hear every time you log onto Skype; and developed the sound world for films including Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘The Lobster’ and ‘The Favourite’ and Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Under the Skin’. In this episode, he discusses how he makes sound choices to enhance a film’s narrative – and why less is sometimes more; how his obsession with audio extends to the musicality of everyday objects; and the childhood trauma that temporarily deafened him and sparked his interest in sound.