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Torben Brandt
Danish Radio Legend
Danish Radio
Denmark

Torben Brand is a Danish radio legend. He is a senior documentary and drama radio maker, media advisor, presently the editor in-chief on the weekly “Radio Tales” (Radiofortællinger) on the all talk channel P1 from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. He is moreover the inventor of the interviewing style known as “The Moment Interview”

Torben Brandt has since the 80es he has been producing and engineering documentaries, reportage, drama, sound art and culture news programs, along with his work as an international media advisor for UN and various NGOs, in Africa, Asia and the Arab world. He belongs to the “Golden age of the Danish radio documentary generation”, who won loads of awards, such as Prix Italia and Prix Europe, in the 80th and 90th. In the same period he and soulmate and teacher, Stephen Schwartz, worked closely together on studies, teaching and practicing the visual aspects of radio-story-telling and an interviewing style they named ‘The Moment Interview’, which Torben Brandt has refined since Stephen Schwartz death in 2013. He now runs frequent Moment Interview Master-Classes for a wide range of upcoming and experienced radio talents and media students in Denmark,  and internationally like the recent Hear Say Festival in Kilfinane, Ireland, with great success.