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Thank you for your interest in Tales of the Boatman. Whether by spreading the word among friends and family, supporting financially as a patron, or just allowing these stories to be a part of your life, you are doing me a great service - Thank You

Allow me to introduce what this series is all about, and what I hope to see it grow into in the future.

As of now, Tales of the Boatman consists of a monthly podcast, available on the website, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and iTunes, and a monthly musical performance posted to Youtube.

Featuring an acoustic musical score with instruments from around the world, and presented serially like an old-time radio drama, Tales of the Boatman is a magical storytelling series - It uses only the rich medium of stereo sound to bring imaginary realms to life. Narration, voice acting, music, SFX, and natural soundscapes are all woven together to immerse your ears in a world beyond time.

In this world, The Boatman, clothed only in a breech cloth and alone but for the company of a mischievous otter-cat, sails his tiny house boat down the endless river; The series chronicles his many adventures as the river spirit guides his way through encounters - some dangerous, some beautiful, all magical -  in which he must be the restorer of peace and harmony.

The series is meant to stimulate understanding, tranquility, and courage in the listener, as the stories and music explore the inner life of the human being through the beauty of sound and the vibrancy of imagination.  It is founded upon the belief that all which we experience, no matter how challenging, has meaning and can lead us to greater wholeness and understanding. In a world crowded with priorities, commitments, and stimuli, I hope this series can help you slow down and connect to your heart.

In line with this vision, the many hours of episodes, musical suites, and videos that comprise Tales of the Boatman are, and always will be, completely free and without advertisement.  My goal is that all children, adults, or anyone in need of an escape, should have free access to a world of sound - a world through which their hearts delight in travelling, a world in which who we are in our hearts is what matters most,  a world in which it is the humble, the kind, and the poor who are the protagonists. 

I am grateful for any support you can lend in support of this vision. Your patronage, in whatever form, will help generate necessary resources - i.e. instruments, audio and visual recording gear, space, and the endless maintenance of all of the above.
 
My hope is that, in time and with your support, Tales of the Boatman will grow well beyond its current boundaries. I foresee the more frequent release of episodes, an increase in recording and production quality, the acquisition of ever more world instruments, the gathering of field recordings from diverse locations, and collaborations with musicians, artists, and actors across the world. In the coming years I hope to develop Tales of the Boatman into a universe comprising hundreds of hours of material!  

Thank you for your support!  

Peace,

Chris Rippey

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
The entirety of Tales of the Boatman is available - without cost, advertisement, or subscription requirement - to everyone.


Your contribution of any amount will have a profoundly positive impact on my ability to carry this vision into the future.  Thank you!

 

Goals
10 of 25 patrons
The saz, a Turkish long-necked lute, will be acquired and added to the ensemble!
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Thank you for your interest in Tales of the Boatman. Whether by spreading the word among friends and family, supporting financially as a patron, or just allowing these stories to be a part of your life, you are doing me a great service - Thank You

Allow me to introduce what this series is all about, and what I hope to see it grow into in the future.

As of now, Tales of the Boatman consists of a monthly podcast, available on the website, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and iTunes, and a monthly musical performance posted to Youtube.

Featuring an acoustic musical score with instruments from around the world, and presented serially like an old-time radio drama, Tales of the Boatman is a magical storytelling series - It uses only the rich medium of stereo sound to bring imaginary realms to life. Narration, voice acting, music, SFX, and natural soundscapes are all woven together to immerse your ears in a world beyond time.

In this world, The Boatman, clothed only in a breech cloth and alone but for the company of a mischievous otter-cat, sails his tiny house boat down the endless river; The series chronicles his many adventures as the river spirit guides his way through encounters - some dangerous, some beautiful, all magical -  in which he must be the restorer of peace and harmony.

The series is meant to stimulate understanding, tranquility, and courage in the listener, as the stories and music explore the inner life of the human being through the beauty of sound and the vibrancy of imagination.  It is founded upon the belief that all which we experience, no matter how challenging, has meaning and can lead us to greater wholeness and understanding. In a world crowded with priorities, commitments, and stimuli, I hope this series can help you slow down and connect to your heart.

In line with this vision, the many hours of episodes, musical suites, and videos that comprise Tales of the Boatman are, and always will be, completely free and without advertisement.  My goal is that all children, adults, or anyone in need of an escape, should have free access to a world of sound - a world through which their hearts delight in travelling, a world in which who we are in our hearts is what matters most,  a world in which it is the humble, the kind, and the poor who are the protagonists. 

I am grateful for any support you can lend in support of this vision. Your patronage, in whatever form, will help generate necessary resources - i.e. instruments, audio and visual recording gear, space, and the endless maintenance of all of the above.
 
My hope is that, in time and with your support, Tales of the Boatman will grow well beyond its current boundaries. I foresee the more frequent release of episodes, an increase in recording and production quality, the acquisition of ever more world instruments, the gathering of field recordings from diverse locations, and collaborations with musicians, artists, and actors across the world. In the coming years I hope to develop Tales of the Boatman into a universe comprising hundreds of hours of material!  

Thank you for your support!  

Peace,

Chris Rippey

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Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
The entirety of Tales of the Boatman is available - without cost, advertisement, or subscription requirement - to everyone.


Your contribution of any amount will have a profoundly positive impact on my ability to carry this vision into the future.  Thank you!