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Summer 2024 Updates

Whole-y Foley Podcast (Audio and Video Versions) Now Available!


This podcast features interviews with professionals from all avenues of performative sound worldwide from foley artists to sound designers to musicians and more. It is available in both audio and video formats. A new episode is published every two weeks and please subscribe so you don't miss any episodes of Whole-y Foley: The World of Performative Film Sound

To listen to Whole-y Foley as a podcast, you can go to the following sites:

Apple Podcasts: click here

Spotify: click here

Whole-y Foley Podcast Site: click here

To watch Whole-y Foley Interviews on video, you can go to YouTube:

Whole-y Foley Channel: click here

Holy Foley! The Musical

Table readings, workshops, and musical arrangements began in New York City for my new musical, Holy Foley! Entries into festivals are pending and future performances are being planned.

Based on stories from my book The Foley Grail, and my experiences as a Foley artist in Hollywood, Holy Foley! tells the story of Genevieve, a veteran Foley artist who works with Jerome, her Foley partner, and Anahid, her Foley mixer, as they are interviewed by Samantha, a former journalist turned Ph.D. student, as she prepares to write her dissertation about the world of the Foley artists working for a major film studio. Genevieve's husband, Michael, directs reality television in Atlanta, which creates conflict for Genevieve as she misses her husband but loves her career on the west coast. 


Audiences will see Foley performed live, learn about the history of this popular performed sound art, and  see how the artists "walk" the footsteps for the characters and use odd props  to create sounds for film and television, while following the stories of the fascinating lives of Foley artists who make the sounds for the shows they love to watch.

Musical numbers include "We've Got a Show to Do Today," "I Forgot to Schmooze," "You're Always Doing it Wrong," "(They Call Me) One in a Million," "Two Steps Forward and One Step Back," Our Jack Foley Was the Guy," Second Fiddle," "I Don't Think I Love You Anymore," and "Working Without a Net." 

"A Cultural Perspective on the Art and Craft of Foley"

My Newest Essay in the Routledge Handbook of Sound Design

Coming this Fall​


The first sound design handbook ever published will be available by Routledge. I have contributed a chapter on Foley, which will be the defining work in an academic publication. The title of this handbook will be The Routledge Handbook of Sound Design. Keep a look out for this book, as it will contain invaluable information about sound design for anyone who wants a quick reference in their library.

The book will be available for pre-order on September 12, 2024, and you can find out more by clicking here.



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