I just finished a project I’ve been working on lately. I created jingles and show themes for the university radio station “funklust” in Erlangen, Germany.
Take a listen to the audio montage:
About the Station
funklust is a student initiative of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. The station name loosely translates to “the joy of broadcasting”. Their studio is located at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS which at the same time is the transmission site.
The playlist mainly covers genres like indie rock, singer-songwriter and various mixtures of electronic rock and pop. The program gets distributed via a web stream, digital radio (DAB+) and DRM (100 Watt shortwave transmitter).
Start of the Project
All started with a rebrand of the station formerly known as “bit eXpress”, because another student initiative working with video joined them. So they had not only to search for a new name but also for a new station sound.
The new package includes
- Audio content for 4 programs (show openers, music beds, sweepers)
- General jingles and sweepers
- Information elements (news & weather)
- Top of the Hour jingles (daytime & nighttime)
- Promos for all programs
I did all the composition, production, mixing and mastering. The voiceover was recorded and delivered by the funklust team.
In February 2017 my employer organized the Future Mobility Days in the Museum for Communication Nuremberg. A two-day event in which over 300 participants took part to talk about digitalisation in the area of mobility. It followed three formats: a Barcamp for discussion, Design Thinking Jam, where small teams designed solutions using paper prototypes, and a Hackathon where the actual creation began.
For this exciting event we needed a countdown timer in the form of a twenty-second music track. While I was at it, I also created an audio logo and a 4-minute music track to accompany the videos that followed the event.
Take a look at a short recap: