- Give a unique, highly meaningful gift for a wedding, special birthday or retirement
- Capture the stories about someone and affection of their friends, family and colleagues
- Make a lasting tribute to someone who has passed away
- Collaborate with an expert on a professionally produced audio feature for the family or business archive
You did an amazing job – and took all the worry and administration away from us.
— Andrew Burke, Chief Executive, London Sinfonietta
It really was brilliant to hear my friends and family say those wonderful things. … I laughed a lot, I cried a lot, and smiled till my face couldn’t take it!
— Lisa, recipient of a surprise Audio Tribute
What are Audio Tributes?
Tickertape Audio Tributes are radio-style features about a person or a couple, as told by their friends, colleagues and loved ones. Usually, we base them on face-to-face interviews which we record using broadcast quality equipment. We can also produce them from telephone and internet interviews: a great technique while we are social distancing. They come as audio CDs in beautiful, hand-bound boxes for you to present as a gift.
Audio Tribute to a Retiring Chairman (Clip)
These extracts are taken from a 30 minute tribute to former Chair of the London Sinfonietta and founder of the Groucho Club, Tony Mackintosh. We produced it for the Board as a surprise gift to present to Tony at his retirement party. They wanted to mark and celebrate his huge contribution to the orchestra during the thirteen years that he was Chair. We arranged to speak to past and present members of the Board, staff and players who could, between them, narrate the story of those years. We interviewed people at their homes and offices. To break up the final edited feature, we added short excerpts from music performed by the London Sinfonietta. The piece featured here is from Louis Andriessen’s Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata.
Audio Tribute for an Eightieth Birthday (Clip)
These clips are from an Audio Tribute that we produced as a surprise eightieth birthday gift for a very special mother. We were commissioned by her son, and worked closely with him to map out key themes, life events and dates, and identify good people to speak to. We interviewed everyone by phone, as they were dotted across England, Sweden and the USA. We added excerpts from traditional folk songs performed by one of the interviewees, Dave Houghton, and his group Flash Company. The songs recall the period when she used to host ceilidhs at her home in the Peak District.