In a Relationship With

A tale of true romance, reckless driving, family secrets, kidnapping and the Danish upper class.

Written and produced by Krister Moltzen, with sound design and editing by Tim Hinman, for the Third Ear podcast.

Third Ear has been running since 2009 and is one of the most popular podcasts in Denmark – offering strange, dark and wildly funny documentaries.

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Read more about Third Ear in this great (English language) interview on the Third Coast International Audio Festival website 

Crackopolis: The Village

Charles, 30, is a crack smoker. He is also a thief, go-between and perspicacious observer of life on the edge. In fifteen brief encounters, Charles teaches us how to steal, sleep, love and get by in Crackopolis. Fifteen trips to an alternative, somber, violent and on occasion terribly funny town, so close yet so totally foreign.

In part three of Crackopolis, radio producer Jeanne Robet explores dangerous territory in the ‘The Village’.

Hear more from Crackopolis here: arteradio.com/serie/crackopolis
And learn about Jeanne Robet here: jeannerobet.com/

Translation by Simon John, original music by David Neerman, additional music, edit & mix by Samuel Hirsch.

Hear more from Crackopolis here: http://arteradio.com/serie/crackopolis
And learn about Jeanne Robet here: http://www.jeannerobet.com/

Crackopolis: ‘Geushes’

Charles, 30, is a crack smoker. He is also a thief, go-between and perspicacious observer of life on the edge. In fifteen brief encounters, Charles teaches us how to steal, sleep, love and get by in Crackopolis. Fifteen trips to an alternative, somber, violent and on occasion terribly funny town, so close yet so totally foreign.

In part two of Crackopolis, radio producer Jeanne Robet delves into the murky water between dealing drugs and taking them.

Hear more from Crackopolis here: arteradio.com/serie/crackopolis
And learn about Jeanne Robet here: jeannerobet.com/

Translation by Simon John, original music by David Neerman, additional music, edit & mix by Samuel Hirsch.

Crackopolis: 100 Grams of Coke

Charles, 30, is a crack smoker. He is also a thief, go-between and perspicacious observer of life on the edge. In fifteen brief encounters,  Charles teaches us how to steal, sleep, love and get by in Crackopolis. Fifteen trips to an alternative, somber, violent and on occasion terribly funny town, so close yet so totally foreign.

In part one of Crackopolis, radio producer Jeanne Robet offers us an inside look at the anatomy of a coke deal.

Hear more from Crackopolis here: arteradio.com/serie/crackopolis
And learn about Jeanne Robet here: jeannerobet.com/

Translation by Simon John, original music by David Neerman, additional music, edit & mix by Samuel Hirsch.

Still Swimming

Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir takes us into the story of Sigrún, an Icelandic woman reliving memories of loss and love, searching for solitude in her house by the sea. Occasionally we get a glimpse into a different world that we didn’t know existed…

Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir is a radio producer from Reykjavík, Iceland. She works for RÚV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, producing and making documentaries as well as being the project manager for radio fiction. She is also a member of The Inner Ear, a group that works and plays somewhere on the border of fact and fiction, creating site-specific audio pieces and soundwalks.

Still Swimming was produced as part of RANA/Radiophonic Narration, a practice based education in sound narrative and radio feature making, aimed at professionals working from remote and small societies in the north. It was broadcast on RÚV in 2009. Consultance & mix: Rikke Houd

Still Swimming was featured on the Prix Europa short list in 2010.

4am

Louise Tjaerandsen ventures out with her recorder late one summer night in Copenhagen. Too shy to talk to anyone she ends up sitting alone on a bench by the lake. Until a stranger approaches her…

‘4am’ was produced for the Hearsay International Audio Festival 2015.

Louise Tjaerandsen is half Danish/half Norwegian and is currently studying an MA in Radio at Goldsmiths in London. Her previous short doc, ‘Mother’, was shortlisted for DR’s radio competition P1 Shortdox.

The Name of Darkness

An atmospheric and inventive hybrid of music feature and drama – The Name of Darkness offers a series of radiophonic scenes inspired by composer Gustav Nyström’s solo etudes for the piano.

Written by Pipsa Lonka, directed and sound designed by Tiina Luoma and produced by Pekka Savolainen.

The Name of Darkness received a Special Commendation at 2014’s Prix Europa.

The Pep Talk

An excerpt from the radio documentary “Nyd det for satan!” (Enjoy, Goddamn!). A portrait of the former Danish professional football player, Bo Henriksen, who is now the manager of a lower division club.

Bo’s pep talk has been heard over 60000 times on YouTube and parts of it are now shouted out by the club’s fans during a match.

Ole Fugl Hørkilde has produced work for DR and Radio24syv. He is the founder of RadioØen (Radio Island) – a network for independent radio producers. He produces radio reportage and live radio together with disabled radio producers at Radio Glad and was a co-founder of Københavns Radiobiograf (Copenhagen Radio Cinema). Once a month since May 2013 they have been curating listening events in cinemas to full houses. Besides radio he has created audio walks and designed sound for theatre and visual artists.

Writer

An interview which balances delicately between danger, flirtation and discomfort… Belgian audio artist Katharina Smets presents a poetic encounter with a writer called ‘Writer’.

This was the third part of a series called ‘Detroit Detour’, produced in collaboration with the musician Inne Eysermans for VPRO in the Netherlands. The series was made possible by the support of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund.

Katharina Smets is an audio artist and independent radio producer for the national radio in Belgium and the Netherlands. With a background in philology, philosophy and theatre, she learned how to make radio thanks to a small anarchistic free radio in her hometown near Brussels. Later she had the chance to learn about radio in London and in the US. History and art are important guidelines when building a story, but the heart of every piece for her is the clumsy, awkward, hesitating human voice.

Katharina teaches radio documentary at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and coaches news reporters at the national broadcaster in Belgium. She is the proud curator of In The Dark‘s Belgian branch.