Boom Goes the Dynamite

Jad Abumrad made many excellent points when talking about the advantages of audio compared to visual art. I connected with the statement he made, “[Talking about audio storytelling] In a sense, I’m painting something, but I’m not holding the paintbrush you are!” This statement exemplifies what I think is so creative about storytelling and music. Not only that, but if you listen to a live performance, no one take is identical. I like to compare audio to photography because it captures a precise moment in time that is unique and will never come around again (unless I finish my time-traveling project).

CTRL Z the time-travel of keystrokes

The radio drama Moon Graffiti demonstrates the power of sound effects and editing! I enjoyed this story, and while it was very dark, it kept me wanting to listen more about these astronauts’ final thoughts. Somewhat relatable is a video that uses deep fake technology. If you are not aware, there is technology now that can take images of someone and superimpose them over an actor’s face to make it look like someone is saying something they are not. Steps are being made to do the same, with audio being coined “audio photoshop.” These changes in technology pose many dangers, but I will save that for another post.

Another remarkable aspect is that if the story becomes well-liked, its creator may record it and preserve it. For example, author J. R. R. Tolkien is reading from his series The Lord of the Rings in this recording.

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