Immerse yourself in four sensory sound worlds, with Gwilym Morus-Baird’s 4 Tales to Save the World: a Sound World Experience.
In response to our current crisis, original plans for a live tour have been transformed into something personal, immersive and really rather special!
4 Tales to Save the World is a brand new storytelling sound world experience which has been made into a special limited edition Box Set created and recorded by Welsh singer-songwriter and storyteller, Gwilym Morus-Baird and directed by Bethan Dear.
This original work draws on specially commissioned tales, written and performed in English, from four of Wales’ leading short story writers – Kate Hamer (shortlisted for The Costa First Novel Prize for The Girl in the Red Coat), Joao Morais (described as “a great slice of comic Cardiff urban realism written by a Welsh Irvine Welsh’ – Independent on Sunday), Mary-Ann Constantine (whose piece is recorded partly in Welsh) and Bethan Dear – with original music, creating four distinctive worlds, imagining a future Wales following climate crisis.
Receive a special edition box set sent directly to you at home, containing a series of exclusively designed postcards, plus download codes for four x 20 minute studio recordings of the 4 tales with original music. We also hosted a live Q&A with Gwilym and the four short story writers in March 2021. Although the Q&A has now been and gone, you can still buy the box set and receive the audio downloads from our online shop to enjoy this immersive audio experience.
Transcriptions for the four recordings will be available to all box set buyers.
The recordings have been made in consultation with charities working with visually impaired audiences and audio described material is available box set buyers.
The four tales
These four tales will transport you into four different futures, where climate crisis, inequality, mass extinction, identity politics, genetics and artificial intelligence have all left their mark on humanity. Gwilym Morus-Baird has created unique soundscapes for each tale, with music spanning the traditional to the digital and by turns soulful, moving, powerful, playful and life-affirming. Each tale takes you on a different journey to the future, either finding hope, despair, or the simple humanity of people.
Listen to one of the songs from Kate Hamer’s tale, The Last Word:
4 Tales to Save the World: a sound world experience is a moving, immersive and personal experience with the opportunity for everyone to think about climate change and how we might be able to make a different ending.
4 Tales to Save the World: a Sound World Experience