Katharina Smets is an independent radio producer and audio artist for live performance, audio guides and podcasts. Currently she’s working on her PhD in the art of audio stories to create, experiment and research narrative audio, at the Royal Conservatoire and the University of Antwerp. She is the proud curator of In The Dark in Belgium and in the Netherlands, an organization or rather an international manifesto that strives for adventurous audio stories.
Katharina created audio pieces for theatre and radio (Radio 1 and Klara in Belgium, VPRO in the Netherlands, World Service, BBC Radio 3 and 4 in Great Britain).
History and literature are important guidelines when building her stories, but the heart of every piece is hesitating rythm and melody of the human voice, and the often knotty communication between people.