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This proof-of-concept sonic storyboard is designed to reimagine a work of fiction as a continuous stream of
musical moments. It reveals how narrative can emerge from the arrangement and overlaying of pre-existing
recordings, and how the absence of character dialogue and/or spoken narration can be turned into an aesthetic
advantage. The result is a highly crafted and atmospheric audio journey that closely follows the novel’s narrative
structure and moves seamlessly between the acoustic boundaries of the main character’s subjective experience.



Written by Donna Tartt. First published in the USA by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1992.           Full-length: 58:27min


This proof-of-concept sonic storyboard is designed to reimagine a work of fiction as a continuous stream of musical moments. It reveals how narrative can emerge from the arrangement and overlaying of pre-existing recordings, and how the absence of character dialogue and/or spoken narration can be turned into an aesthetic advantage. The result is a highly crafted and atmospheric audio journey that closely follows the novel’s narrative structure and moves seamlessly between the acoustic boundaries of the main character’s subjective experience.


Written by Donna Tartt. First published in the USA by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1992.

Full-length: 58:27min