Mara Mărăcinescu

Born 1985, lives and works in Bucharest, Romania
hello@maralistens.com
+40 721 475 058
I work with my ears. I like eavesdropping on others' lives and making their stories available and accessible to a larger audience. I'm an archivist at heart. I archive urban sounds like I archive other people's stories. Proud to be a woman working in sound (editor, mixer, podcast producer). Excited by developments in virtual reality and object-based audio. Love collaborations. Striving to work better with others in 2020 and beyond.
Software: Protools HD, Reaper, Ableton Live;
Hardware: Artist Mix, Artist Control, Cedar DNS
Foreign languages: English (native), French (advanced), Spanish (beginner), Greek (beginner)

Podcasts

2019-
A podcast about our relationship with our bodies (recording, editing and mixing)
2018
6 episode podcast about Romanian emigration to America at the beginning of the 20th century (recording, editing and mixing)
2017
2-part audio documentary about violence in adolescent couples; Superscrieri/Avon scholarship (recording, editing and mixing)

Cultural projects

2018-2019
audio archivist
2017-2019
sonifying turning points in Romania's history (recording, editing, curating)
2016-2017
platform for tracking changes in Bucharest's soundscape (project manager, field recordings)
2016-2018
audio documentary/radio art/field recording platform (audio compositions)

Television

The Voice of Romania/Masterchef/Romania's got talent
2012-2015
(sound editing/mixing)