About

I completed the sound design and editing for the story, I died before I was born by Youjia Song. The episode was published in the short story memoir podcast, Memoria.

Project Date: May 2020
Client: Memoria
Format: Podcast
Role: Sound editor, Sound designer
Categories: Podcast, Sound editing, Sound design

Description

The story of my birth defined my personality early on, and it continues to inform who I am. When I tried to write about walking across Kyrgyzstan, I realized that a more pressing story needed to be told. I needed to first understand myself before I could write about my actions. My birth story, therefore, became my coming home story.

Youjia Song is an English language teacher, adventurer and new writer. Her article about her 2-year expedition called “Crossing Kyrgyzstan: A Woman’s Journey on Foot Through Land, Culture and History” was published by She Went Wild in 2018. Youjia is currently working on her memoir.

You can find more of her work at acrosswildlands.com.

Acknowledgements

Memoria was written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V.

I died before I was born was written and read by Youjia Song.

Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Credits

Banging on door
By Iamadam19
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/iamadam19/sounds/362633/

Beijing block
By Paranoid2droid
CC0 1.0 
https://freesound.org/people/paranoid2droid/sounds/455612/ 

College library ambience
By Hourofmidnight
CC BY-NC 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/Hourofmidnight/sounds/325672/ 

Female crying
By Luzanne0
CC BY-NC 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/Luzanne0/sounds/445299/ 

Female Distress Screams
By YouTube Audio Library
CC0 1.0
https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/soundeffects?ar=1590813058018&nv=1 

Hospital room ambience with clock, heart beeb and paging
By Nixeno
CC BY 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/nixeno/sounds/427092/ 

Marching off
By Jonopodmore
CC BY 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/jonopodmore/sounds/54516/ 

Moaning baby for freesound
By Carolgee
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/carolgee/sounds/202730/ 

Office Ambience
By Dean-Raul DiArchangeli
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/Dean-Raul_DiArchangeli/sounds/108695/ 

Pencil 2
By Le Abbaye Noirlac
CC BY 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/le_abbaye_Noirlac/sounds/130462/ 

Skipping heartbeat
By Under The Hood
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/under_the_hood/sounds/455438/ 

Slow Hammers
By The Mini Vandals
CC0 1.0
https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?ar=1590820012087&nv=1 

Tearing Paper
By Aiwha
CC BY 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/Aiwha/sounds/496133/ 

Tumble downstairs b
By Malexmedia
CC BY 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/malexmedia/sounds/35249/

Truck
By JonnyThePonny
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/JonnyThePonny/sounds/393863/ 

Typewriter
By Exterminat
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/exterminat/sounds/164807/ 

Walking in the snow
By iamkaylagreen
CC BY-NC 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/iamkaylagreen/sounds/460299/ 

Winter outdoor ambience, crow, brids, traffic, fountain
By Lwdickens
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/lwdickens/sounds/263493/ 

Winter Winds
By UrsaDaBear
CC0 1.0
https://freesound.org/people/UrsaDaBear/sounds/400992/ 

Woman keening and sobbing in grief
By Tweedledee3
CC BY 3.0
https://freesound.org/people/tweedledee3/sounds/216491/ 

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