Kathy Matthes is creating Audio stories - flash fiction narration with film music
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Sometimes something quite ordinary becomes something quite extraordinary--an unexpected discovery of a new art form.  The simple act of teaching myself how to use the Audacity sound editing software resulted in an amazing occurrence. When I narrated one of my flash fiction stories in Audacity and chose four random pieces of film music as background music, the music synchronized with the story as if it had been written specifically for the story. The music gave the story life and created a richer, more imaginative and emotional experience.  

Although this seemed like a coincidence, the same thing happened over and over again as I experimented with more stories.  It happened with EVERY story that I produced.  Initially, I used stories that I had previously written, but I eventually ran out of those stories.  I then decided to write the stories TO the music.  I would listen to the music and write the story to fit the music.  This led to a fascination with the process and academic research about how film music synchronized with audio stories affects the imagination.  These stories were not just stories with background music.  The music was as important as the words; it was an integral part of the storytelling.  

There are now 18 stories2music--all with music that perfectly synchronizes with the stories. It constantly astounds and amazes me, and I love the surprise of watching each new story come to life. I have also recently put a poem to music (poetry2music), which was a surprising success.

You can read more about the "Story of the Stories" on the s2m blog: http://kmatthes.edublogs.org/about/

However, to be legal and ethical, the music pieces must be licensed in order to make them available on a website. The least expensive licensing is "web-only" licensing, which means the audio stories can be listened to on a website, but they cannot be sold, downloaded or put on a CD. The cost is $150 per music piece. I have been able to license 13 stories, but 5 stories (and 1 poetry2music) are awaiting licensing. The cost of licensing is preventing me from putting the stories on the web. It is also discouraging me from creating more stories because I can't license them.  

I am looking for patrons who believe in this new story creation process and who want to help me get them licensed and available on my stories2music website.  Your support would make these stories freely available for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your consideration.
Tiers
1/6 of a $150 music license
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
1/6 of a $150 music license.


Your name will be added to the stories2music donors page.



1/3 of a $150 music license
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
1/3 of a $150 music license.


Above perk, plus your name will be added to the new story's page as a sponsor once it goes live.



1/2 of a $150 music license
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
1/2 of a $150 music license.


The above perks, plus your name as a sponsor will be added to the new story's Amazon Kindle ebook (once the story is licensed and available. 

3/4 of a $150 music license
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
3/4 of a $150 music license.


The above perks, plus you will receive the Kindle ebook for free with added new story. 

100% of the $150 music license.
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
100% of the $150 music license


All of the above perks, plus the Amazon Kindle ebook with the new story and another s2m Kindle ebook for free. 

Goals
$0 of $150 per month
$150 per month would pay for one new story to be licensed.  

A licensed story could be put on the s2m website for others to hear for free.

*Note: 10% of the funds go to Patreon and card processing fees.

If you contact me, I can provide the link to the Pending Licensing page, so you can hear the stories and the poem. It is legal for people to hear the stories for the purpose of feedback or support. However, the link to this page cannot be shared.
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Sometimes something quite ordinary becomes something quite extraordinary--an unexpected discovery of a new art form.  The simple act of teaching myself how to use the Audacity sound editing software resulted in an amazing occurrence. When I narrated one of my flash fiction stories in Audacity and chose four random pieces of film music as background music, the music synchronized with the story as if it had been written specifically for the story. The music gave the story life and created a richer, more imaginative and emotional experience.  

Although this seemed like a coincidence, the same thing happened over and over again as I experimented with more stories.  It happened with EVERY story that I produced.  Initially, I used stories that I had previously written, but I eventually ran out of those stories.  I then decided to write the stories TO the music.  I would listen to the music and write the story to fit the music.  This led to a fascination with the process and academic research about how film music synchronized with audio stories affects the imagination.  These stories were not just stories with background music.  The music was as important as the words; it was an integral part of the storytelling.  

There are now 18 stories2music--all with music that perfectly synchronizes with the stories. It constantly astounds and amazes me, and I love the surprise of watching each new story come to life. I have also recently put a poem to music (poetry2music), which was a surprising success.

You can read more about the "Story of the Stories" on the s2m blog: http://kmatthes.edublogs.org/about/

However, to be legal and ethical, the music pieces must be licensed in order to make them available on a website. The least expensive licensing is "web-only" licensing, which means the audio stories can be listened to on a website, but they cannot be sold, downloaded or put on a CD. The cost is $150 per music piece. I have been able to license 13 stories, but 5 stories (and 1 poetry2music) are awaiting licensing. The cost of licensing is preventing me from putting the stories on the web. It is also discouraging me from creating more stories because I can't license them.  

I am looking for patrons who believe in this new story creation process and who want to help me get them licensed and available on my stories2music website.  Your support would make these stories freely available for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your consideration.

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Tiers
1/6 of a $150 music license
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
1/6 of a $150 music license.


Your name will be added to the stories2music donors page.



1/3 of a $150 music license
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
1/3 of a $150 music license.


Above perk, plus your name will be added to the new story's page as a sponsor once it goes live.



1/2 of a $150 music license
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
1/2 of a $150 music license.


The above perks, plus your name as a sponsor will be added to the new story's Amazon Kindle ebook (once the story is licensed and available. 

3/4 of a $150 music license
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
3/4 of a $150 music license.


The above perks, plus you will receive the Kindle ebook for free with added new story. 

100% of the $150 music license.
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
100% of the $150 music license


All of the above perks, plus the Amazon Kindle ebook with the new story and another s2m Kindle ebook for free.