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Magic in the Music

Music Audio Stories challenge our skills, not just as composers but as editors, sound designers and mixers.

Adie Hardy and Anna-Christina composing music and the score to Music Audio Stories at the recording studio image

One of the things that makes our audio stories special from others you may have heard, is the strong themed original classical music behind the narration. Unlike other audio books, the music continues throughout and is an essential part of the stories. If you listen carefully to our stories, you will notice that the music is phrased with the narration and character voices, making it almost seem like songwriting rather than your standard audio book. Most of the scores are orchestral based but at times we include other instruments, such as guitars, banjo and drums. Our audio books also introduce a variety of music genres, styles and instruments to children.

One of the particular skills I've noticed Adie and I both have, is an ability to tell a story within the music we create. Maybe it's because we both stem from rock bands and being songwriters gives us an insight into how to lift a lyric, or in this case, a story to another level in atmosphere and emotion. Writing the scores to our Music Audio Stories is so much fun. Each story, is like a mini movie. We draw on many different influences, styles and genres to achieve the right feel for each scene created in a story.

We are both incredibly adaptive musicians and the process of making music for our stories has allowed us to be as expansive, as we wish to be. Another aspect we love to explore is the crossing and merging of genres of music. I'm good at orchestrating, Adie's a unique guitarist, and so we like to experiment with these two types of sounds.

We also like to add random styles of music for a specific scene we don't normally get to write such as the disco music at the end of The Big Apple and our "Urban Dog Track" which became Tyler's theme tune in our story Jimi & his friend Joe.

Music Audio Stories challenge our skills not just as composers but as editors, sound designers and mixers.

Have a listen to some samples of our stories here: Audio and Video and visit our Shop for our latest gift sets and offers.

We absolutely love every step of producing our Music Audio Stories and we hope you are enjoying listening and following us on this amazing journey.

💜 Anna-Christina

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