Fugue | A novel and musical album by David Houston
By David Houston
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Fugue | Novel, album, app | Written, composed, and coded by David Houston
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A soldier-spy with uncertain allegiances and a unique relationship to music, a troubled optimist who suspects her dreams foretell the future, a man motivated by power who believes he speaks directly to God; these characters coalesce in tragedy and triumph, in violence and romance, in a shifting global landscape that spans thirty years of time across four continents. From New York to Afghanistan to Seville and beyond, each character is counterpoint to one another, set inexorably on a path for redemption.
This highly nuanced work of literary fiction is accompanied by a six track musical concept album. The music displays a diverse array of styles and genres, ranging from rock to classical, from metal to singer/songwriter. Professionally recorded/mastered and streaming direct from Soundcloud (available for download on iTunes), these works of music develop the central thematic material in the story by means of both original lyrics and famous poems (Kipling's If and Frost's The road not taken). The three vocalists personify the three main characters, while a host of talented musicians support with acoustic/electric guitars, piano, cello, drums, and bass.
- Stream music (six tracks = 30 minutes)
- Swipe between pages like an e-reader
- Images, handwritten text, maps, and external resources are built into the story
- Share the app on social media
The app fully incorporates the musical experience with the literary text in a multi-media hybrid for all mobile devices. Bookmark your progress as you read, share the music as you hear it, explore maps and online resources relevant to the plot, and read handwritten passages from the characters. This app was coded using the Ionic framework and AngularJS. Please note, parts I and II of the book are released in this version, with parts III and IV scheduled for release (via a free update) by August 2015.
As a former Captain and decorated combat veteran with the United States Army, a previously published author in the field of linguistics, a classically trained guitarist and composer, and proficient computer programmer, David Houston is pleased to present this literary-musical-digital project to you. It has taken him three years to write, compose, and code the numerous aspects of Fugue.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
Minor grammatical updates to text and music, no change to app functionality.
Excellent literary-musical creation
Engaging story with vivid characters scored to diversely wonderful songs/compositions. For the music and literary fan alike, Fugue is to be enjoyed by all.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Apr 28, 2015
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 31.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Houston
- © David Houston, 2015
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.