Jeb Smereck films and interviews musical sherpas at work:
Lindsey Mills interviews Malcolm Brooks at the Bay Chamber – Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project:


Rohan Edwards, of Ghent, New York, offers a podcast of a songwriting session for Chloë Isis’s docsong Kindness:

WERU’s Scot Cannon pioneers the first documentary songwriting session on radio:

Scot Cannon interviews documentary songwriters Nora Willauer, Will Foote and Alex Wilder and records them playing live:


Papers and News Articles
DID SHE CHANGE: Exploring Cello in Documentary Songwriting and Expanding the Role of a Classical Cellist by Nora Willauer
Responsible Songwriting: Problems of Ethics and Negotiation
in Collaborative Autoethnographic Composition
by Alex Wilder
Autoethnography of a Composer with a New Method by Malcolm Brooks
Stages and Breakthroughs by Marieke Slovin and Malcolm Brooks
Lullaby Project lets young parents’ love sing by Sarah E. Reynolds
An alternate approach that has been used in English theatre:
How Do you Write a Documentary Song by Adam Cork
First Interview for Radio, with Scot Cannon, Chloë Isis, Will Foote, and Malcolm Brooks

The Proceedings from the 2017 Documentary Songwriters Conference
Special thanks to these generous hosts and donors:
Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School
Zoot Coffee
The Smereck Family