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Sound Bodies with Thanh Hằng Phạm

How does sound enliven, violate, and shape our experience of the body? Can we negotiate power with sound? In this workshop we will explore the politics of sound. Moving beyond our ears and mouths to listen and speak – we will amplify our full bodies through creating sound collages. The workshop has two parts; immerse and practice.

In the first part of the workshop we will immerse ourselves in the power of sound. You will learn how to expand your active listening skills, write a personal narrative for sound, record and craft a sound collage. In the second part we will practice technical audio skills by editing and mixing our sound collages. We will also venture on a ‘soundwalk’ of the area.

Participants will leave the workshop with better listening skills (which are crucial to personal narrative interviewing), writing skills for personal narratives, ideas for thinking about the impact of race and gender in sound and also a final short 2-3 minute sound collage.

This workshop will benefit any independent podcaster working with those underrepresented in the industry including people of colour, LGBTIQ+ and youth. It will also benefit those who want to develop their interviewing skills, in particular, how to build empathy and trust with your interviewee.

Queer, Poc, women and young people as attendees will be prioritized.

SATURDAY | 11:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

SUNDAY | 11:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.


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Thanh Hằng Phạm (she/they) works across radio, poetry and zines. They grew up in
Narrm/Melbourne, Australia. They see radio as a form of relating, reaching home and healing community. They freelance in audio and podcast production; has produced radio documentaries
27 (2018), Remotely Intimate (2016) and We Weren’t Born Yesterday (2015); and has ran creative sound workshops in Melbourne and Los Angeles. Find their work at


The cost of this workshop is $175 for non-members and $150 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here.

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