An unassuming artifact in a small museum might be a powerful mythical object from whence all sound arises.
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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.
Video description: Trailer for “The Thief of All Sounds.” 55 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mythology” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “An unassuming artifact in a small museum might be a powerful mythical object from whence all sound arises.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. At center, a disc with a solid border, inside of which is a script that circumscribes the disc, and a figure in left profile from shoulders up, with pointed ears, mouth open, and eyes closed. A small sliver of the disc has broken off and is missing near top right. Small cracks are visible over the disc’s surface. At the disc’s base sit three snail shells. Flanking the shells are two birds. A duck in right profile sits in a puddle at left. A songbird in left profile is perched on a branch at right. The bird’s head is turned away with beak open. Behind the duck is the funnel of a tornado. The original image is a rectangle. To make it square a border is added at top and bottom, rays of energy emanate from the background of the image and extend into these borders. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “There was a sound; it was called the ‘keynote.’ And just as a keystone holds all other stones in place in an arch, the keynote held all other sounds in place in the world. The keynote was also the sound from which all other sounds emerged. Even those who cannot hear experience sound in some way. They feel the beat of their own hearts or the rumbling of thunder in their skin and their bones. There is movement in waves of sound, sometimes subtle, sometimes profound. But without the keynote, there would be silence in the world. True silence.” Story title appears at top as the image blurs. Text box appears at center displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”
Episode Released: 1 September 2022
There was a sound; it was called the “keynote.” And just as a keystone holds all other stones in place in an arch, the keynote held all other sounds in place in the world. The keynote was also the sound from which all other sounds emerged.
Story: “The Thief of All Sounds” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
“Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
Music by Nicholas Jeudy*
“A story untold”
Music by ROZKOL
Music by Lee Rosevere
“Awkward Silences (version b)”
“Featherlight (remix – vocals by Heather Feather)”
“Awkward Silences (version a)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
Find more music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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FROM SEASON 5 (AKA YEAR 5)
THIS SEASON’S THEME IS S.T.E.A.M.
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)
Tags: ARCHAIC CIVILIZATIONS AND EMPIRES MUSEUM, CARMEN, DOCENT, EMPEROR, KEYNOTE, MUSEUM, WATCHER OF ALL SOUNDS
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