Established in 2020, The Audio Story Company is a pioneering creative organisation who produce high-quality immersive experiences that fuse sound, music, voice and physical performance to create vibrant new ways of telling transformative stories.
We work with young people, families, underserved communities and artists to empower and embolden their engagement with the arts and to facilitate space for personal and communal development.
We are committed to reimagining the theatrical boundaries between art and the people and communities it serves.
We are forward thinkers.
We believe art and theatrical experience should be accessible.
We believe in sustainable artistic and business practice.
How It Began
We'd love to tell you that this company started as some magical brainwave, or a piece of genius thought... but we can't. Like all great stories, we found ourselves in the middle of it without really knowing how we got there. This story, however, is based on love and necessity. The love for our nieces, and the necessity of Lockdown. Remember Lockdown? With our nieces being homeschooled, we wanted to give them an activity which didn't involve looking at a screen. The very first Audio Story was born.
We never imagined that the concept would be so warmly welcomed, but they loved it. I don't mean the classic 'play with once and throw it away loved it', but the 'listen to it again and again, and ask for more, and get annoyed when you tell them you don't have any more, LOVED IT'. We had to make more... Sorry... we were told, in no uncertain terms by a fiery 3 year old, that we were making more.
So we did.
We discourage passive consumption. As artists we want to actively engage our audiences.
We want our audiences to gain a deeper awareness of the world around them and to be actively present in every moment.
The ability to imagine pervades our entire existence. It influences everything we do, think and create. It leads to elaborate theories, dreams and inventions in our personal and professional capacities.
The Core Team
Sarah Miele Co-Founder | Artistic Director
I am an actor, voice artist and freelance arts facilitator based in Glasgow. I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have worked in theatre across the UK, as well as in screen, radio and voice over. Highlights include performing in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and winning a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. Working with children and young people is also a huge and exciting part of my work and as a freelance facilitator I have worked with companies including Tron Theatre, Toonspeak, Lyra, PACE Youth Theatre, Dance UK, RCS, MGA Performing Arts Academy, Showkids and All or Nothing Aerial Dance.
Pizza, Dogs and Naps
If I could have any super power, I would have the power of teleportation so I could visit my friends from around the world.
Calum Paterson Co-Founder | Executive Director
I am a Glasgow-based Sound Designer, Composer and Performance-Maker. I am especially interested in immersive and binaural techniques, and enjoy creating work in all areas of live performance and digital media. Whether it's audio-drama or theatre, I am passionate about using sound to tell transformative stories that bring people and communities together through collective experience.
90's Music, Cheesecake and Climbing Mountains.
My one love outside of the creative arts is climbing mountains. In 2022 I climbed Mera Peak in the Himalayas and in 2018 I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest Mountain in Africa. I've also eaten more cheesecake than most other human beings.