Below is a roundup of the pieces that members are ready to share publicly. We hope you enjoy these short pieces of audio.
Title: The Overlook
Description: Quick One-shot - Following the story of Kellen, May, Ember, and Bandor. When their leader loses faith in the cause and God who will carry on and find it?
Title: Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser
Description: This piece is essentially a vignette of a 30-year-old man in a small, Midwest town as he's trying to build a life after the loss of his father. What will he find along the way? (As a little bonus, there's a very obvious reference to the theme in here as well.)
Title: The Chasm
Description: A man, four days before the Shakespearean play he is in opens, stops by his local fast food restaurant for a badly needed Frosty, the perfect pick-me-up — but is horrified to find the straw missing.
This is true randomness, although I personally have done too many Shakespeare plays.
To further challenge myself, I decided on 3 hours of total time — writing, recording, sound designing and composing. I went over this by 1 hour. I also decided to give myself a shorter, fixed length for the piece. At first, I was thinking 25% of the limit, but thought 1:25 might be too short, so I went with 1:45 and it happened to work.
Title: Stitched Together
Description: Cindy lives with her grandma and they are two very different people. But there is no denying the thread that ties them together.
This short piece shows a literal item being lost, but also reflects on the loss in relationships when we grow apart from others due to changing interests or lifestyles. It also shows us that both of those things can be found if we only open our hearts.
Title: The Resurgent
Description: This piece has a classical, even slightly Italian flair, and builds slowly from beginning to end. How does it incorporate the theme of "Lost and Found?" It begins with the foundational melody on violin. As the piece progresses, chords and accompaniments are added, until the melody is no longer distinguishable. Eventually, it is removed entirely, with the listener none the wiser. The very foundation of the piece, the starting place from which every other note was derived, has been lost. Nearing the end, the music comes to an abrupt halt, there's a key change, and the music rushes back in, with the once-forgotten but now resurgent melody soaring back to the forefront. The lost melody has been found.
Title: Lost Frequency
Description: I approach the theme from multiple angles. First, we have the lost soldier, separated from his squad and hoping to be found. Second, SPOILER! we have the kid at the end who is found by his father, who has been looking for him. Finally, we have the theme of lost innocence--being the imagination of my youth in the 80s--being found once more in the medium of audio drama. There is some real poignancy to this, for me at least, because this type of play and imagination seems to have been "lost" in the world today, and that makes me sad.