Jonathan Mitchell at the sonOhr Festival with Support from U.S. Embassy Bern

We are happy to support U.S. podcast producer, director and writer Jonathan Mitchell’s visit to Bern this week. From February 16 to 19 Mitchell will be here give talks and lead a workshop at the sonOhr Festival at Bern’s Cinema Rex on Saturday, February 18.

Mitchell produces “The Truth” which makes “movies for your ears”: audio short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny and always intriguing.  Each story is different, and usually 10 to 20 minutes long.  They take listeners to unexpected places using sound.  If you would like to listen to the stories, visit The Truth Podcast and have your earphones ready.

Mitchell, who lives in New York, studied music composition at the University of Illinois and Mills College.  Apart from The Truth, he has contributed to a wide range of work – documentaries, fictional stories, non-narrated sound collages and original music – to popular radio programs and podcasts like RadioLab, Studio 360, This American Life and Hearing Voices.  He has won many awards for his work, including Third Coast Festival, The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, and the Gold Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio.