Axel Kacoutié
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Axel Kacoutié

Sound Artist & PoetLondon, United Kingdom
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Axel Kacoutié

Sound Artist & PoetLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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.
Projects
  • A Portrait Of Divock Origi
    A Portrait Of Divock OrigiAn intimate look at the man behind Liverpool's last minute magic
  • The Gift by Dumas Haddad
    The Gift by Dumas HaddadA paranormal entity offers a lost boy an identity in the form on an Avirex jacket as The Gift blends Grime with surrealism, exploring the theme of identity and the dark external forces that chose to influence and manipulate the genre.
  • (CLIP) - How to Remember by Axel Kacoutié
    (CLIP) - How to Remember by Axel Kacoutié"A pitch-perfect debut" It's the first time I've gone into this much depth exploring who I am in front of a mic and I hope you find a bit of yourself in my little (re)discoveries. FULL EPISODE: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007w…AYrulDRF4Bp_B28i44
  • Today in Focus: Moments & Mixes
    Today in Focus: Moments & MixesA collection of favourite moments and mixes too good to have listened once.
  • The Allegory of Youth (AUDIO)
    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.
  • Wilson by John Ogunmuyiwa
    Wilson by John OgunmuyiwaA seemingly composed man whose battle with his inner thoughts leads to a dark and truthful outburst when talking to an old friend.
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Projects credited in
  • Axel Kacoutié, in Brockwell Park
    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
Work history
    The Guardian logo
    The Guardian logo
    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.
    Poet in the City logo
    Poet in the City logo
    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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Skills
  • Music
  • Audio Editing
  • Live Radio
  • Audio Technician
  • Audio Mixing
  • Podcast Production
  • Poetry
  • Creative Arts
  • Voice Over
  • Music Composer
Education
    Ravensbourne University London logo
    Ravensbourne University London logo
    B/a Honours Music Production for MediaRavensbourne University London
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Best Sound DesignerAudio Production Awards
    Gold
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    Best New ProducerAudio Production Awards
    Silver