James Batcho is the author of Sound for Independent Audiovisual Storytelling (Sanshin Publishing, 2013) and has written for Media Culture & Society, Offscreen and other publications. He was sound designer and music supervisor for the documentary film Ari Ari the Korean Cinema, and previously taught filmmaking at Kyungsung University in South Korea. He is currently writing his dissertation on phenomenologies of sound for the European Graduate School. More information is available at