Can You Hear It?

Let’s try an experiment.  Listen to these film music excerpts.   As you listen, jot down what the music is communicating to you. If you are like most people who have been exposed to film music for many years, you will probably recognize these ideas (or similar ideas) in the music: Excerpt 1:  lighthearted, joyful, playful, child-like …

A Flash of Story and Music

  “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”  Believe it or not, those six words are a story.  According to Josh Jones, an urban legend claims that the story was allegedly written by Ernest Hemingway to settle a bar bet that he couldn’t write a six-word story.  David Mikkelson said, “Papa won the bet: His short …

Experimenting With Sound

As you know from the “Story of the Stories” link on the blog, I did not start out to create stories2music.  I was merely teaching myself how to do sound editing so that I could teach digital storytelling in my college classes.  However, something interesting happened that still intrigues me to this day. After I …

The Magic of Words

My earliest recollection of childhood joy and contentment was reading a cherished book by the fireside. There was something magical about words, something powerful and wonderful about the way they could captivate my imagination, rouse my deepest emotions and cause my spirit to soar. I had a passion for books that I could not explain, …