Sound Features

School: Sound feature- horror listening

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from unexpectedtales Flickr

This five minute piece was born from a desire to experiment and to have fun.

I wanted to play with the horror genre, but was unsure of how to go about it.

The idea for School came following a conversation with a friend who works as a teacher.

Her class (aged 8 & 9) had come up with a story during a writing exercise which turned out to be incredibly sinister.

With her permission, I adapted the story.

I was lucky enough to involve the children who had originally come up with the story, which you can hear throughout the feature.

The audio-design is sourced from collected sounds and sound effects.

The actress playing the role of the ‘teacher’ is Robyn Bennett.

A very special thank you to Ruby Eadon and her class at Winston Way Primary School, Ilford.

Library of Congress http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c18677

The children of strikers working on the St Lawrence River 1912. Image: Library of Congress & public domain.

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