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About the StoryOn an orbital space station in a distant star system, Dr. Sara Reyes leads a small team tasked with surveying a planet for potential settlement. A science-fiction story set to an original musical score.
Author's Comment: "'Not Quite a Sunset' began as my dissertation project, investigating how a listener might be able to influence the plot (and by extension the music) of an opera through their choices. Hypertext seemed a natural medium to facilitate the choices of an individual listener, and the resulting piece is essentially a story with a soundtrack. Because every passage is set against and often timed to coordinate with music, headphones are recommended. This version for the 2017 Spring Thing Festival is a preview of the first two chapters; the full piece will be released in Summer 2017."
Entrant, Back Garden - Spring Thing 2017
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An excellent experimental opera about space and visions, May 11, 2017
I found the game quite beautiful, especially Chapter 1: Sunflowers. I would listen to other interactive operas in the future.
There are only 2 or 3 chapters right now, so total listening time is about a half hour or so.
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