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Brendan Baker

Brooklyn, NY         

I’m a composer, sound designer, director, and radio/podcast producer specializing in cutting-edge narrative audio productions. In 2017 I founded Phenomephon, a boutique creative audio production house and consultancy with expertise in “3D” ambisonic spatial audio.

Director and Sound Designer for Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost TrailWolverine: The Long Night, and previously a producer for the critically acclaimed experimental documentary podcast, Love + Radio, my work has been featured on numerous podcasts and radio programs including This American Life and Radiolab. My mix and sound design work can also be heard on The Message podcast and the first season of NPR’s Invisibilia.

My team and I team won a 2019 Webby Award for Best Original Music/Sound Design in a podcast for Wolverine: The Lost Trail. I also enjoy making experimental music–my soundscape for the 10th Edition “Mixage Fou” competition was recognized by IRCAM/Centre Pompidou. I have production credits on four of The Atlantic’s “50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015,” and have received multiple awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival (the so-called “Oscars for radio”): Best Documentary for “The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt” in 2011, an Honorable Mention for “Jack and Ellen” in 2013, and Director’s Choice for “The Living Room” in 2015.

(rough terrain)

Improvised contemporary concrete and radiophonic experimentations

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