About This Show
Decibels is a series of sonic essays exploring diverse landscapes. The stories use sound as a paintbrush to reveal the vibrancy of common places hidden in plain sight. Being aware, being quiet, and just being transforms cacophonous monotony into symphonic relationships.
A collaboration between Blue Egg Media and The New Asterisk Magazine.
The team includes Robin Gianattassio-Malle, Jeremy Joven, and Alexander Winter. With special thanks to Tobirus M. Newby for lending his voice and insights, and LN Lurie for contributing to the sonic signature.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 6: Alcatraz (Two: Alumni)
Dec 13 16
In this episode, Decibels returns to Alcatraz and encounters voices of the island's past. Former guards and residents confer their first-hand experiences of living and working on Alcatraz during the Rock's use as a prison.
(Warning: This episode contains some more graphic audio content than usual, please be advised and listen at your own discretion)
Decibels is a collaboration between Blue Egg Media and The New Asterisk Magazine and is produced by Robin Gianattassio-Malle, Alexander Winter, and Jeremy Joven.
Our gratitude goes out to Former Alcatraz Correctional Officers Jim and Catherine Albright, George DeVincenzi and Former Alcatraz Resident Jolene Babyak for sharing their reflections and memories with us.
Thanks also to The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Team as and the Alcatraz Island National Park Service for their support in the making of this episode, to LN Lurie for contributing to the sound design, and to Tobirus Newby for lending his voice.