About and Contact

Laura is an award-winning freelance audio producer, creating sound-rich, head-cinema inducing pieces for podcasts, radio and art installations.

My love of capturing audio started at 2 years old- got a kid’s cassette recorder for my birthday. I used to tape mum reading storybooks and play the xylophone between page turns.

I’m into radio arts, acoustic & soundscape ecology, sound design, crate digging and telling less commonly heard stories in more curious ways.

https://soundcloud.com/audiosnafu

Email: contactlaurairving@gmail.com

 

01.

Broadcast
Credits.

  • Oct 2018 KCRW- The Organist. Kate Soper
  • Oct 2018 KCRW- The Organist. The Hermit Tapes
  • Jul-Aug 2018- Storythings. The Thin Layer- 5-part podcast release
  • Jan 2018- Radia FM. Bodies of Water
  • Dec 2017- KCRW/NPR (radio) & Resound. The Best of the Best 2017- Quiet Revolution
  • June 2017 BBC Radio 4 Extra. Quiet Revolution

 

02.

Lectures / Events /
Misc.

  • May 2018- In The Dark (BEAF Fringe Festival) Listening to the Environment
  • Jan 2018- In The Dark- Nina Perry
  • Nov 2017-May - Bournemouth University Lecturer in Radio Production (BA Hons programme)
  • Sept 2017-In The Dark- Radio Journeys

 

03.

Sound Art & /
Installation.

  • May 2018- BEAF Bournemouth Emerging Art Fringe Festival- Playing with Fire
  • Nov 2017- Inside Art, Open Studios- Playing with Fire

04.

Awards / Scholarships /
Funding

  • May 2018/19 Flatpack Festival/Waveform Programme- 10 AV artists selected for yearlong development programme
  • Nov 2017 Final Shortlist- Arts & Humanities Research Council- Research in Film Awards-Innovation Category
  • Nov 2017 Best New Artist- Third Coast International Audio Festival, Chicago.
  • April 2017 Silver Award- Best Student Radio Feature UK- Charles Parker Prize, Sheffield.
  • Sept 2016 Vice Chancellor Award- Most Promising Post-Grad Applicant- Full Scholarship to MA Radio programme
  • Sept 2004 Winner-Best Feature Screenplay- Alan Plater Screenwriting Prize

 

05.

Education.

  • Sept 2017- MA Radio Production- Distinction
  • July 2014- Advanced Oral History Recording- UC Berkeley
  • 2013- Transom: Audio Workshop Online (Mentored by Scott Carrier)
  • 2004- BA Hons Scriptwriting for Film & TV- 1st Class Hons

 

06.

Internships.

  • May- Sept 2018. The Organist (editorial, fact checking, submission review, promo, editing and audio production)
  • May 2017- Soundart Radio

 
What others have said about laura
‘Laura Irving is professional, creative, responsive, friendly, lively, lovely, wonderful. I mean all of these adjectives with intense sincerity. I plan on working with her for years to come, so while I encourage you to offer her abundant well-remunerated freelance work, please don’t offer her so much that she’s not available to produce my upcoming 12-part series on bioluminescent cheese.’
Andrew Leland

hosts and produces The Organist, an arts-and-culture podcast from KCRW and McSweeney’s. He’s been an editor of the Believer magazine since 2003, and currently teaches at UMass School of Journalism

‘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!”
Judging panel of The Charles Parker Prize.
Laura, your piece is really good. It’s beautiful.
Scott Carrier

American author, Peabody award-winning radio producer, and educator.

You were good then, but Quiet Revolution is simply stellar
Barrett Golding

leader of NPR’s Hearing Voices and fellow of Reynolds Institute of Journalism