September 6, 2011 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] London, England - Wivern Digital has released its first book soundtrack for the Addison's Tales Digital Book Label. The 'Penelope' digital EP appeared in iTunes on August 22 with the associated sheet music to be made available when the app is released later this year. The four-track EP has both the sung and instrumental versions of the songs from Wivern's upcoming Penelope approduction based on the works of digital author, Cornelius Elmore Addison.
Wivern Creative Director Jerome Goerke believes the audiovisual concept to be a world first. "The last few months have seen rapid changes in the digital industry as start ups and traditional publishers move quickly to take advantage of the shift towards mobile. One logical step is to bind sound into productions where it enhances the reading experience. What could be more enhancing than having the author compose the melodies for the songs sung by his own characters, and then setting this to animation? It's Tolkien's concept digitalised."
Production on the soundtrack was carried out in Berlin with stringed accompaniments for the melodies being composed and performed by local musicians. The recorded tracks are then handed to animators to create what Wivern has dubbed 'Enlivened Rhymes(TM)'.
Wivern CEO Garth Palmer explains: "Enlivened Rhymes are illustrations embedded into the pages of the apps that come to life in the form of beautifully animated mini-musical interludes, so that the reader can see and hear what a character is singing in the story. We hope that this gives an extra facet to the reading experience, since readers can glimpse into the imaginations of characters as they sing."
The Addison's Tales trailer is viewable at Wivern Digital online. Here fans can also follow production developments on 'Penelope' and see how the Enlivened Rhymes get made.
Wivern Digital Ltd is a digital production house based in the UK. It generates entertainment focused apps that have a wide cross-selling appeal for the Apple iPad and other mobile devices able to support media rich content. Wivern's goal is to release interactive apps that push storytelling into the 21st century by combining fresh ideas with the finest transmedia components, including original music, illustrations, animations and gaming. Copyright (C) 2011 Wivern Digital Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.