ibrahim KHIDER

writer / narrator / producer

on and off-line content

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There does not seem to be a category for what I do, namely narrative and content production. I approached employment agencies some time ago and put that designation on my CV and was told, ‘no such job title exists’. Yet, narrative is all around us, be it film, radio, television, advertising, art, the webcasts we listen to or websites we visit and the news we read. The medium may differ, be it text, audio/video, graphic design or websites, but it is all essentially narrative, the way we express ideas or tell stories. The longest skill I cultivated is writing text and the others I picked up along the way and officially trained at Humber College Multimedia program which I graduated from in 2015. All skills are in constant states of refinement.

From the top, I am a music journalist with articles, interviews and reviews published both on-line and print since 2000. My niche tends to be electronic and experimental but have no problem colouring outside those lines if the sounds are interesting enough. I currently write for Perfect Sound Forever and Chain D.L.K. but wrote for many others. My first book was published in 2014, a biography on the late Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze which took several years to research and write. It sold-out in a year.

I host and produce a bi-monthly webcast that showcases emerging electronic and experimental with a touch of retro. Why not have a listen to the latest episode and get a feel for what I do?

Since 2013, I shoot and edit video for community organizations, non-profits and small business including a few modest documentaries on the go. Out of necessity, I learn every facet of audio/video production I can. Have a look at my Archive.org presence to get a taste.

It seems I do not fit any easy category niche and if you are reading this, you probably do not either. If you are an artist, organization, or an interesting person, why not reach out and see if we can work on something cool together? Perhaps my penchant for narrative and content production and what you do can gel into a fun and wonderful project.

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