Canadian audio artist, journalist and actor, Chris Brookes lives in St John’s, Newfoundland near Battery Hill, where Marconi set up his receiving tower in the first transatlantic wireless experiment. 

Brookes began his career running a theatre company creating documentary style productions that influenced government legislation. He then worked as a current affairs producer for the weekly 3 hour show ‘CBC Sunday Morning’. He says he always considered himself an artist rather than an employee of a broadcasting company. As an independent audio producer, he’s attended the European Features Conference regularly and found inspiring peers and mentors in sound auteurs from France, Germany and Scandinavia.

Literary influences:

John Berger: Into Their Labours trilogy

Michael Ondaatje: Coming Through Slaughter

James Agee & Walker Evans: Now Let Us Praise Famous Men


Audio features:

Kaye Mortley: Springtime it Brings on the Shearing

Peter Leonhard Braun: Bells in Europe

ARTE & Radio Grenouille: (Anouk Batard, Mehdi Ahoudig): Who Killed Lolita?

Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl: The Radio Ballads

Each week in Creative Confidential Jude Kampfner chats to an independent professional performance or visual artist about how they survive and thrive. They share details of moving between projects, becoming more entrepreneurial, finding the best opportunities and developing a signature image and style. Her guests range from lyricists to novelists, videographers to sound designers.

A broadcaster, writer and coach, Jude gently probes and challenges her so that whatever your line of creativity you learn from her advice and the experiences of her lively guests.


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