May 4, 2018 [2018 Season]
Snooze was produced by TK Matunda
I wanted to explore that time in the morning when I’m half-awake and half-asleep. For me, this usually happens after my first alarm goes off -- when I hit the snooze button. This time is special because it’s when my thoughts and feelings are the most fluid and intense. It’s a time where I feel without rationality or expectation or judgment. ID without EGO. And I just wanted to see if I could capture it.
I’m pretty new to audio production, so there weren’t a lot of special techniques used. I wanted the piece to feel raw, so it was all done from one morning recording of me waking up. I was mic’d pretty far away and I think that lends itself the spaciousness of the piece. Otherwise, take from it what you will.
Inspirations from inside and outside the world of radio and sound:
I’m not really inspired by anything in the audio world right now. I’m mostly keeping to my old fave podcasts and some well-performed audiobooks. Outside of the audio world, I’m really inspired by artists like Janelle Monae, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Akwaeke Emezi. Each is finding universal ways to express specific narratives that aren’t really a part of mainstream Western culture. They remind me that there is so much more, especially outside of the confines of the English speaking world.
We love the closeness, vulnerability, and musicality of this piece. TK has taken morning drowsiness, that floating time between conscious and unconscious, and massaged it into a tender swirl of thoughts, hums, and dreams.
TK Matunda is a Toronto-based writer and producer. Her work has been featured in GUTS Magazine, Bitch Media, Rabble, and CBC. Currently, she’s focusing on improving her storytelling skills through written and audio pieces. Follow her at @TKMatunda.