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. Once downloaded these recordings are yours to keep. You’ll also receive an invitation to a live online Q&A event hosted by Gwilym with the four short story writers on Sat 13 March at 8pm, featuring live music and your chance to hear more from the artists and ask your own questions.
Special edition box set includes:
- Set of exclusive postcards
- Story & music download code for select first access
- Invitation to a live Q&A event with Gwilym Morus-Baird & authors on Sat 13 March 2021
- Buy by 4 March 2021*
Transcriptions for the four recordings will be available to all box set buyers and the Q&A will have a live captioner.
The recordings have been made in consultation with charities working with visually impaired audiences and audio described material will be available in advance and to bookers.
Here’s an audio described promotional track:
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 come together online to talk about the stories, climate change and anything else sparked by the material.
Sales for this 4 Tales experience are limited, so buy now and make sure you don’t miss out! Book no later than 4 March* and we’ll post out your special edition box set from 5 March to make sure you get yours in time to listen before the live online event on Sat 13 March.
4 Tales to Save the World: a Sound World Experience
Booking deadline to guarantee delivery in time for the live event – 4 March*
Live online event – Sat 13 March, 8pm on Zoom
*If you live overseas, the booking deadline is 25 Feb (we will do our best to get your box set to you ahead of 13 March), additional postage costs apply for overseas customers, see ‘tickets’ for details. Please be aware that customers outside of the UK could be subject to customs charges depending on their country’s regulations.