Sound and Vision

Hosted by Billie JD Porter, Sound and Vision is a 4 x 30 min music documentary series for Channel 4.  The Guardian’s TV pick of the week in July 2017, it tells the stories of contemporary music artists and shows how their work is having an influence in a wider social context.

Episode 1 – Mykki Blanco
Joining up with gay and HIV positive rapper Mykki Blanco on the back-end of his US tour, we shine a spotlight on the black LGTBQI movement contending with representation in Trump’s America.

Ep 2 – The Women of UK Rap
In a genre associated with masculinity and patriarchal bragging, female grime artists are getting a foothold in the public consciousness, in turn inspiring the next generation of women to express themselves,

Ep 3 – Hatsune Miku – The Virtual Popstar
A 6 foot 16 year-old female singer that doesn’t exist, performing to thousands of ecstatic fans around the world…welcome to the weird world of Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid, a digital space where people can control their own virtual popstars.

EP 4 – The Rise of Afrobeats UK
With the new wave of UK Afrobeats being picked up on from Ed Sheehan to Zayn Malik, we meet the Afrobeats artists who are creating a renewed pride in African heritage and helping change British perceptions of Africa.