Axel Kacoutié

Poet | Music Composer | Audio Editor | Producer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsComposer - Sound Mixer - Sound Engineer
  • Elena Saharova
  • Team at Spoke Music
  • David Rogers


About me

Currently at the Guardian as Sound Engineer and theme composer for the new daily podcast: Today in Focus. I’ve project managed award-winning film and audio productions that have featured on Channel 4's Random Acts, BBC, Promo News and many more. Ex-Studio Manager at the BBC World Service, Radio 4 and LBC.

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  • Music
  • Audio Editing
  • Live Radio
  • Audio Technician
  • Audio Mixing
  • Podcast Production
  • Poetry
  • Creative Arts
  • Voice Over
  • Music Composer

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  • BBC


    • TV
  • Poet in the City

    Poet in the City

    • Performing Arts
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      London Olympics 2012, LOCOG (Sports Division)

      Work history


      Music Composer & Sound Designer

      Oct 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • As well as composing the theme song, I working alongside award-winning journalists, bringing a new dimension to the podcast with music and sound design. I add the finishing touches to the stories ensuring every episode is mixed to a high-quality standard every weekday.


      Audio editor

      Poet in the City

      Apr 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • 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.


      Studio Manager


      Dec 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Outputting topical, news-based phone-in shows. • Liaising with news-readers, reporters, guests, presenters, producers/assistant producers as well as management. • Editing news clips and montages to broadcast. • Proof-listening to reporter audio packages. • Handling ISDNs, News Feeds and Outside Sources in order to asses and manage audio quality before and during live broadcast. • Producing and mixing imaging for special broadcast shows and promotional use. •Training new tech-ops. • Consulting with the engineering team when faced with any technical issues.


      Studio Manager (Radio)


      Jun 2018 - Oct 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Operate audio studio equipment effectively and safely. This includes the use of mixing desks, controlling the routing of outside sources. - Operate playout and production-based systems as well as recording, editing, mixing, and replaying material. -Working with teams in the studio, offering operational and creative guidance and advice -Responsible for, and able to offer advice on, the technical quality, aural balance and audibility of programme material. -Develop specialist audio skills whilst retaining the ability to balance and control a whole range of radio productions, both live and pre-recorded, working to the highest level either with Studio Manager colleagues or single-handed - Identify when problems arise in broadcast-critical systems and able to work around them where necessary.


      Producer - Film

      Axel Kacoutié

      Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Produced a film-poem written and composed by myself. Collaborating with director, Émile, my task to oversee the project making sure that we stayed within the budget (self-funded) and that we remained organised and efficient throughout the process.


      Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Managing playback software(s) (iTunes & Soundboard) - Outputting music and audio during tournament rounds and medal ceremonies including the winning country’s national anthem.



      B/a Honours Music Production for Media


      Sep 2010 - Aug 2013
      • London, United Kingdom