Where’s the Music?

By now, it should be clear that stories2music audio stories would not be what they are without the film music.  It is an integral part of the storytelling.  Part of this has to do with the type of music being used.  The short, orchestral film music somehow works perfectly with the stories.  But where did […]

Can Music Guide a Story?

Since 2011, when I created my first stories2music story, I have watched my production process evolve.  When I first started out, I was teaching myself how to use the sound editing software, Audacity, so there was a lot of trial and error and experimentation.  The one constant, however, was the uncanny “coincidence” of how the […]

Experimenting With Sound

In an audio story, does the inclusion of orchestra film music and sound effects enhance the vividness of the images created in the participants’ imaginations? To answer that question, I created a sound experiment and a survey to test the above research question.   One of my stories2music stories—Aurora’s Secret—has music and  sound effects, so I used that […]

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.   Excerpt 1 Excerpt 5 Excerpt 2 Excerpt 6 Excerpt 3 Excerpt 7 Excerpt 4 Excerpt 8 If you are like most people who have been exposed to film music for many years, […]