about the producers

aaron ximm
Composer, producer and sound artist Aaron Ximm listens in the spirit of being open to chance, an approach that has led him to record numerous beautiful and mysterious sounds. Many can be heard on his website, quietamerican.org. Aaron's site includes field recordings from Vietnam and Nepal, as well as compositions he's created from those recordings.

Aaron's work has been featured on public radio shows including The Savvy Traveler, The Next Big Thing, and Radio Lab. Annapurna: memories in sound, a piece based on recordings from Nepal that Aaron created with his wife Bronwyn, won the Director's Choice award at the 2002 Third Coast International Audio Festival.

For four years, Aaron also hosted an award-winning; concert series in his former home in a San Francisco warehouse. Called Field Effects, the series encouraged listeners to sprawl on futons and beanbag chairs, bring pillows from home, and make themselves as comfortable as possible for a deep listening experience. He is currently seeking new venues interested in hosting similar listening sessions.

jennifer deer and shea shackelford
The production team of Jennifer Deer and Shea Shackelford are the 'doc jocks' behind bigshed.org -- a dynamic podcast devoted to creative documentary audio. They're welcoming new listeners and contributors here.

During her Atlanta days, Jennifer hosted ArtVoice, an arts and culture program heard on NPR member station WABE. She now lives in Durham, NC, where she creates documentary and sound-art pieces worth hollerin' about. She also teaches audio production at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.

Shea is a 2004 alum of the Salt Institute. He recently teamed up with veteran public radio producers Neenah Ellis, Katie Davis, and Marika Partridge to start a new listening series in Washington, DC called "Hear Now." Shea also plays guitar with the spare, hard-driving country band The Starlingtons.

Together, Jennifer and Shea have recently been producing sound-rich audio adventures for APM's Weekend America and NPR's Day to Day.

david schulman
David Schulman is creator and producer of Musicians in their own words, a CPB-supported series of first-person radio stories that tries to get inside the creative lives of a wide range of musicians.

The series airs nationally on Morning Edition and other NPR news magazines. David works closely with NPR's Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr on these pieces. Their feature on Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph Shabalala took the Silver Award at the 2004 Third Coast Festival.

Features in the series produced for station use can be heard via PRX.
(To listen, you'll need to get a free starter account.) For 2006, a series of four hour-long Musicians in their own words specials is in the works.

David also has produced pieces for Weekend America and for major public radio stations including WAMU, WBEZ, WBUR, WFUV, WUNC, KUSC, KUT and KUOW. He previously worked on the staff of NPR's Performance Today and while there created In Rehearsal, a web+radio project that launched with features on the Kronos Quartet. He also does consulting and coaching for local stations in areas including: interviewing, writing for radio, production, and the development of local talk shows. Before breaking into audio, David worked as a reporter for a small but fiesty newspaper in North Carolina. He now lives in Takoma Park, MD.

The AFI Silver
Audio Ambush debuts this summer at the dynamic AFI Silver Theatre, thanks to the ears (and the vision) of Murray Horwitz, and the film and video production chops of Josh Boehr.

Amy Sprague is a graphic artist and web designer based in Key West , Florida. You can view more of her terrific work here.



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