Audio docs embrace “muxture”

“Today’s audio documentaries are allergic to rhythm and obsessed with a hero’s narrative.”

Today’s audio documentaries are allergic to rhythm and obsessed with a hero’s narrative. Listeners will crave the diversity in styles they receive in other mediums — and demand that in their audio stories.

Looking for a shortcut to make your audio documentaries more dynamic and less linear? Embrace muxture [muhks-chr], a portmanteau of MUX — the script abbreviation of music — and structure.

It’s what I consider the scaffolding that music and sound can provide, and the structure that a story can live within.

James T. Green is an artist and the founder of the creative studio Molten Heart.

Today’s audio documentaries are allergic to rhythm and obsessed with a hero’s narrative. Listeners will crave the diversity in styles they receive in other mediums — and demand that in their audio stories.

Looking for a shortcut to make your audio documentaries more dynamic and less linear? Embrace muxture [muhks-chr], a portmanteau of MUX — the script abbreviation of music — and structure.

It’s what I consider the scaffolding that music and sound can provide, and the structure that a story can live within.

James T. Green is an artist and the founder of the creative studio Molten Heart.

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