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Salman Rushdie Story Gets Orchestra Soundtrack

Booktrack has released a new Salman Rushdie short story as an eBook app, complete with a soundtrack played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. In February, the app costs 99-cents–follow this link to download the smartphone and tablet app.

Founder Brooke Geahan explained in the release: “Creating music for stories is reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood, when the moving picture incorporated with musical scores heralded a new form of entertainment: movies … we are proud to showcase Booktrack’s affinity for exceptional literature and music, and our ability to conjure a new experience for a new era.”

Booktrack creates eBooks with a synchronized soundtrack, adding music, sound effects and ambient sound to the reading experience. On the Morning Media Menu last year, we interviewed Geahan about the new project.

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Salman Rushdie Short Story Gets Soundtrack

Booktrack has commissioned an entire score for a Salman Rushdie short story so readers can listen to a soundtrack (played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra) while reading the eBook app.

Booktrack creates eBooks with a synchronized soundtrack, adding music, sound effects and ambient sound to the reading experience. On the Morning Media Menu today, we interviewed Brooke Geahan, the vice president and publisher at the new eBook company (introductory video embedded above).

Here’s an excerpt from the interview: “We are releasing ‘In the South,’ a beautiful story [Rushdie] wrote about two friends and the tsunami that hit India. For that we had composer John Psathas, an award winning musician and huge fan of Rushdie. So he jumped at the chance to actually read ‘In the South’ and interpret it–as well as compose a score for it.”

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