Matthew Tuckey

is creating The Sound Portrait Podcast
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Patrons names will be printed in a special thank you page on the podcast website.

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Patrons names will be printed in a special thank you page on the podcast website.

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About Matthew Tuckey

Hello! I'm Matthew Tuckey, a sound designer, field recordist, and artist - creator of The Sound Portrait Podcast, a lifelong project funded by my followers.

My aim is to record real stories, told by real people. The goal is to create a lifelong body of work that archives and amplifies peoples voices and their stories.

Patreon is a place that allows everyone to support this important work of oral history.

It's a way for anybody to help with the progression of this work, to put microphones in front of people and to share their experiences. I need your help recording and amplifying real stories, told by real people.

If you're joining me on this journey and would like to support this work, I hope you will consider becoming a patron. The practice of patronage is almost as old as the practice of art itself. Patrons contribute to relieving the financial stress on an artist and therefore contribute to improving the quality of the artists work. Patronage funds fuel travel to meet my subjects, keeps equipment in service, and buys me time to press record, to edit, and to share.

Read on to learn more about becoming a patron and supporting the creation of The Sound Portrait Podcast...

The Project

The inspiration for this project came from a man called Huw Evans. In early 2019 I was commissioned by Huw to record and sound design his one man show Not Long Now, a poetic response to his diagnosis with terminal cancer and the drastic shortening of his life expectancy. Shortly before my work on the project was complete, Huw died on March 27th 2019. Being able to create a permanent record of Huw's voice reading his poems and the stories behind them was incredibly moving and powerful.

I realised that I don't often stop and listen to someone talk about themselves for an extended period of time. I also realised that when I do, I remember those moments for the profound impact they had on me.

Telling stories and listening to each other is a fundamental part of being human. From the spread of world views to the over-egged family holiday story, humans love to tell stories and there is something incredibly powerful in stopping and listening.

My aim as a sound designer is to take real stories by real people, record those stories, and make them accessible to be heard. When you listen through your headphones or play the podcast over your sound system, I want you to feel like you're there with me, in that place with that person, listening.

Why I value your support

As an artist, a lot of my time is spent worrying about finances. I spend hours researching opportunities, writing emails, applying for grants, bursaries and commissions. This leaves very little capacity for actually creating my work. This is true of artists today and throughout history.

This is where you come in. To allow artists to create and grow requires a village of followers, appreciating and supporting.

I need the support of patrons in order to create this ambitious archive of oral history.

A fellow creator on Patreon wrote this blog post
to better help everyone understand what goes into creating a project of this scale. I found his post and project hugely inspiring, and I hope you do too.

What's in it for you?

Look to the right hand side of the page, or scroll down on a mobile device. A pledge of $3 a month will give you access to the entire podcast series and exclusive Patreon page content. If you can afford to pledge more then that is greatly appreciated, but please only give as much as you feel comfortable with.

[Please read the bit about dollars and VAT below]

Exclusive Patreon page content includes insights into my upcoming recording sessions, podcast updates, exclusive high resolution ambiences of the recording settings (when possible), and early news of exhibitions, events, and special invitations to hear my work.

Dollars and VAT explained...

Patreon is a US company, so the currency is shown in US Dollars. At the time of writing, here's an approximate exchange rate for my UK patrons: $1 = £0.81

Due to European Union regulations, Patreon need to charge VAT on pledges made by EU-based patrons. Therefore, if you live in the EU, please bear in mind that the Reward values will have VAT added. Click here
for some more info about it from Patreon.

The exchange rate described in the tiers is an approximation.

THANK YOU!

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