I am an audio producer based on the sleepy south coast of England. I started my field recording career on a kid’s tape recorder when I was 2 years old. That’s the actual tape right there…
After a 32 year hiatus, I rediscovered a love of audio and in 2016, dropped out of a sensible job to spend a year studying radio production. Now I lecture part-time on that very same course at under-grad and post-grad level.
My audio interests are; acoustic ecology, weird & found sounds (that feeling you get when you think there might be something magical on a tape found in a freebox) untold stories, community/public radio, archive rummaging and crate digging, oral histories and experimenting with interactive audio/installations.
Qualifications-wise, I’ve got 2 first-class degrees (BA Scriptwriting & MA Radio Production), a motorbike licence, an Organisational Design certificate, a moderate grasp of the Dewey Decimal System and a 500m swimming badge. My professional life-story lives here
‘Laura, your piece is really good. It’s beautiful.’ Scott Carrier
‘You were good then, but Quiet Revolution is simply stellar’ Barrett Golding
‘A witty and beautifully crafted miniature feature that packed a great deal into its short span. “Beautifully mixed” said one judge, “arresting and entertaining,” “a total delight from start to finish”. This was “an uplifting subject, with a great reveal.” “And Funny!” Judges’ comments from the Charles Parker Prize.
‘I just don’t get it.’ A BBC Radio 4 producer
I’m currently seeking projects selectively. Please feel free to get in touch if you’re an artist of any kind seeking a collaboration, or if you have any questions about my work.