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A Spoken Portrait is a finely crafted audio feature telling your story or the story of someone important to you. It can take the form of a ‘self-portrait’ told by the ‘sitter’, or an ‘audio tribute’ narrated by their family, friends or colleagues.

Spoken Portraits

In capturing my parents’ voices so beautifully and with such clarity you have created one of the most treasured gifts I will ever receive. An heirloom painted of words … very much like listening to a personal edition of Desert Island Discs.

— Jamie, Kent

To make a Spoken Portrait, we use broadcast quality recording equipment and interview people in person at their home or workplace. We can also interview people over the phone or internet: a good technique while we are social distancing. We then carefully and sensitively edit the material to produce a feature that flows seamlessly and is full of character.

Spoken Portraits
Spoken Portraits

 

We produce each Spoken Portrait as an audio CD in a beautiful, hand-bound presentation box for you to treasure. We prepare a written summary and track list to accompany the CD. We also provide the feature as an MP3 on a USB stick. 

What a wonderful surprise! I love it. It’s so nice to listen to as it is as much about my friends as it is about me. You have done a fabulous job weaving all the voices together to deliver great material, and the shape and tone of the editing is brilliant. It’s the gift I never knew I wanted, but will always treasure.
— Adam, London