Currently: Podcast Network Manager at Manning Media; On-Air at Key 103.1; Freelance sound designing and audio engineering
With both on-air and in-studio experience, I am a well rounded and fiercely creative sound designer and engineer with a passion for the auditory arts both in theatrical spaces and online. Below is my current sound design reel and samples of my creative radio production work.
Kristina Manente · Sound Design Reel
More can be found at soundcloud.com/kemanente
If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On! | Sound Designer, Audio Producer & Editor
A 45 minute PBS style exploration of the music of Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks. If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On! released in July 2021 thanks to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, with support from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Audio drama for the second season of Flying V’s Paperless Pulp series, released in May 2021. A classic love triangle between a guy, a gal, and the smartphone that connects them! Alexandra Petri’s satirical take on Cyrano de Bergerac follows hapless lunk Chris as he unravels why his auto-correct enabled relationship with Roxane fell apart. Kristina Manente’s sound design places us inside a world of private conversations, text messages, and customer service calls.
A 90 minute audio drama of William Shakespeare’s magical play, The Tempest, released in April 2021 for Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks. Thanks to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, with support from the Maryland State Arts Council.
A 90 minute audio drama retelling of the classic by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol released in December 2020 for Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks, thanks to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, with support from the Maryland State Arts Council.
A short series of spooky and wholesome tales for children. The NoNap Podcast released in October 2020 For RavenWolf Productions.
Six women. One book. And a demon from hell. This is Calling Darkness, an audio drama that follows the mishaps of six girls who inadvertently summon a demon, and have to deal with the chilling consequences. Calling Darkness is a horror comedy show from the pens of NoSleep writers, S.H. Cooper and Gemma Amor. It is a part of Audio Drama Queens.
Fangirls | Audio Engineer
After a disappointing date with a male Star Wars fan, Ally and her fellow Fangirls, Kristy, Rish, Dani and Lexy find out about a secret screening of Episode IX in 3 days time. They decide to embark on a crazy road trip to attempt to see the movie before anyone else… but most importantly together. Fangirls is an 8 Part Audio drama release monthly about Fangirls in the Star Wars Fandom. It’s about Girls, Relationships and about what they all love… Star Wars. From What The Force Productions.
Ghost Light Theater | Audio Engineer
A space-traveling theater troupe exploring the galaxy in search of new home. Performing plays as they travel, this group of actors has many adventures in store, even more stories to tell, and even some mysteries to reveal. From Thrown Together Productions.
One life, one encounter.
The 1920’s are drawing to a close; war is on the horizon. And just because people don’t lose things in Shinjuku station doesn’t mean that no one gets left behind.
Now that it’s spring, the plants creep back across the barbed wire. And deep inside the forest, something ancient is stirring…
One minute biography soundscape of my move from Japan to England.
Soundscape of Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul, South Korea.
I offer custom voice and demo reels for all audio professionals. You can check out more examples and fees here.
I have been producing and co-presenting a Sherlock Holmes based podcast since 2011 called The Baker Street Babes, which was nominated for a Shorty Award in 2014 for Best Podcast. It’s been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show, USA Today, MTV Geek and more. I was also the co-host for the award winning talk
radio program Hipster Moose.