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The-Binding-World

"The Binding World" is an original audio drama I wrote and produced for an audio class I took in 1989, while attending the University of Oregon. It's the story of a writer named Jack Murray who has an intense night at a library when the books come to life as he is finishing his own manuscript.

In my early 20s at the time, I took liberties to experiment with the audio medium, and I read all of the characters in the script, and incorporated original music and sound effects that I recorded. I should note that some of the music was co-performed and co-produced by Robert Harsch - thanks Robert! 8-)

"The Binding World" was originally recorded on a 4-Track 1/4" Tascam reel-to-reel, with no noise reduction (it wasn't available...). Nearly 20 years later I digitized the tape, cleaned up the hiss somewhat, and posted this MP3 version.

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Pumpkin Patch





Summary
: Alone on Halloween, Jack Harper opens a psychic gateway and discovers more than trick-or-treaters on his doorstep.

Production Notes:

“The Patch” is an audio drama I wrote in 1985. I was in a college broadcasting program at the time and several of us in the class acted in dramas we wrote and produced. We were usually on a tight schedule so there were only a few readthroughs, and then we went live to 1/4″ 2-track tape, so we had to do everything in one take. Post production consisted of rolling a second 2-track reel-to-reel deck and playing music and sound effects from an analog cart machine while the dialogue tape played. I found this recently in my archive and decided to post it because I still like the story.

The Soundsketch Players in this production were: Dale Smith, Rom Bowers, and Candace Boroff. Dale still teaches at Central Wyoming College in the broadcasting program, Rom (now Rom Barkhordar) is a professional actor, and Candace is doing something interesting, I’m sure.


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