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 5: Alcatraz (One)
In this episode the Decibels team takes the ferry out along the bay to a unique national park; Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
We captured sonic glimpses of the post-prison years, from the flourishing growth of the flora and fauna, the explosion of avian residents and their nesting habitats, and momentary memories of the occupation by the Native Americans. We also include a most unlikely reunion of former island residents and correctional officers sharing memories of the most notorious murders on the island as well as reflections on the evolving role of Alcatraz in the quest for social justice.
Decibels is a collaboration between Blue Egg Media and The New Asterisk Magazine and is brought to you by Robin Gianattassio-Malle, Alexander Winter and Jeremy Joven.
Our gratitude goes out to David Shaw and Nicki Phelps at *The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Team* as well as to John Cantwell, Ranger and Historian at the *Alcatraz Island National Park Service* for lending their voice and support to this episode. Special thanks to LN Lurie for additional sound design contributions, and to Tobirus Newby for lending his voice.