Marcus Gammel, Head of Radio Art (radio drama and documentary) at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, will coordinate the Radio Fiction Jury Group
'Drama production in public radio is facing many challenges today: shrinking budgets, dwindling acceptance among decision makers, and a growing fragmentation of the audience. At the same time, creative radio is highly in demand: Many art institutions initiate their own channels, funding opportunities for independent productions are growing, and the podcast scene has brought a new drive into aesthetics and distribution. Now is the time to re-invent radio drama as a bridge between different structures in and outside public radio, as well as between different cultures in- and outside Europe.'
Marcus Gammel was born in Bremen / Germany, studied Musicology, German Literature and Philosophy at Humboldt University Berlin, Université Paris IV and New York University. He has worked as a music journalist, dramaturge, and radio maker in Germany and France. Since 2009, Marcus Gammel is curating the weekly sound art programme at Deutschlandradio / Deutschlandfunk Kultur. (...) In 2016, he was appointed Head of Radio Art (radio drama and documentary) at Deutschlandfunk Kultur.