Axel Kacoutié is an award-winning sound designer for the Guardian's daily news podcast, Today in Focus, and won Silver in the 2019 Audio Production Awards for Best New Producer. His work can be heard on Radio 4's Short Cuts series (in the episode 'Self Portrait') and Channel 4's Random Acts.
- The Allegory of Youth (AUDIO) A debut collection of poems exploring how love and identity informed the days of my youth. There seems to be an inherent sense of nostalgia that I could never relate to when people speak of when they were young. The older I get it feels like I never really was. This project consists of poetry readings accompanied with haunting music and immersive soundscapes all to add another dimension to my world.
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- Axel Kacoutié, in Brockwell ParkPortrait from a set of photos commissioned by multi-award-winning audio artist and poet Axel Kacoutié. One of the big hitters, his work is described as "surprising, original and fresh". Among other successes Axel is also the sound designer for The Guardian daily news podcast, #todayinfocus This was one of those moments where you automatically just connect with someone. We found ourselves conversing about our experiences as black artists, the importance of craft and of course a lil chat about f
Music Composer & Sound DesignerThe Guardian
London, United KingdomFull Time
Axel Kacoutié is the award-winning Sound Designer for the Guardian's daily news podcast, Today in Focus. As well as composing the theme song for the podcast, his work is described as "surprising, original and fresh". Axel intuitively knows how to add new dimensions to everyday stories and his finishing touches to every episode guarantees a gripping listen.
Audio editorPoet in the City
London, United KingdomFreelance
As part of Poetry & Lyrics Festival 2017, I Project Managed the Poet in the City (PinC) Podcast team to present a special edition episode. This involved: organising and assigning roles to each member. • Liaising with guests & talent • Coordinating mail outs for guest invites and promotion request/PS swaps. • Setting goals & deadlines in order to monitor progress. • Used my editorial experience to fine-tune interview questions. • Over-saw the recording of every interview. • Single-handedly edited and mixed the entire podcast with all available resources.
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- Audio Editing
- Live Radio
- Audio Technician
- Audio Mixing
- Podcast Production
- Creative Arts
- Voice Over
- Music Composer