August 26 | 7 pm
Producer and composer Jonathan Mitchell presents an exploration of documentary as a musical artform.
Jonathan Mitchell has produced over 200 features for public radio, around 90 have been heard on PRI’s Studio 360. His work has been heard on Weekend America, Marketplace, Radio Lab, Living on Earth, The Next Big Thing, Savvy Traveler, and All Things Considered. He is currently a Producer for Fair Game from PRI, a new nightly public radio comedy program which he helped launch, and for which he also composed the theme music.
Past clients have included WNYC, WBEZ (Chicago Matters), PRI, Hearing Voices, Time Magazine, The Metropolitan Opera, Antenna Audio, Maxis/Electronic Arts, Nextbook.org, Candide Media, Ben Manilla Productions, and Sirius Satellite Radio. He is the former Senior Producer of Loose Leaf Book Company and the former Creative Director of Beyond Computers, for which he also composed the theme music.
He was a member of the production team that created the 2004 Peabody Award-winning episode of Studio 360 which deconstructed Melville’s Moby-Dick. His past work also includes the 2004 Golden Reel Award-winning documentary Shades of Gray (co-produced with Ahri Birnbaum), a cell-phone walking tour of Boston hosted by Steven Tyler, and the commercial parodies heard when you turn on the T.V. in the computer games “The Sims” and “The Sims 2.”
He studied music composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mills College. He lives in New York City.