Prologue

 I strongly advise a PROLOGUE for some EXPERIMENTAL PIECES.

EXPERIMENTAL radio drama pieces - first steps - structure - techniques you can use

Pick out the two or three main themes and/or significant sounds and music notes (themes or leitmotifs).

The prologue also helps you set the mood of the piece.

In working with an experimental piece, the listener needs to be 'settled in', and informed about the style, mood, 'colour' of the piece.

It is too easy to neglect the hard work of this prologue or overture, and not to undertake it.

But it will add maturity and sophistication to your work. It forces you to go to the essence of the piece.

It also forces you to communicate with the listeners - to site them - not so much to reassure them, as to get them quickly into your work.

See 'The Company of Wolves' - using the wolf howl, FX of rushing, a laugh, a sampled audio section from a children's version of 'Little Red Riding Hood' - to establish the contrariness and sophistication of this script by Angela Carter in EXPERIMENTAL radio drama pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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