7 episodes

Kati Brien is a multi-instrumentalist and jazz virtuoso. Nick Angel is an award winning novelist. Actors from all over the world read literary short stories set to sublime, original soundscapes. Monthly release. We recommend wearing headphones to improve your experience.
More info at www.fireflyinajar.com

Firefly in a Ja‪r‬ Nick Angel and Kati Brien

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Kati Brien is a multi-instrumentalist and jazz virtuoso. Nick Angel is an award winning novelist. Actors from all over the world read literary short stories set to sublime, original soundscapes. Monthly release. We recommend wearing headphones to improve your experience.
More info at www.fireflyinajar.com

    Excerpt from "Growl"

    Excerpt from "Growl"

    Growl is about outsiders, like a little girl named Mo’ and a street dog, who find a different way to connect in the big bad city. Full Story: 35:20 min
    Written by Nick Angel, narrated by Nene Nwoko with original music by Kati Brien and Julian Külpmann on drums.

    • 4 min
    Excerpt from "The True Story of the Emperor's New Clothes"

    Excerpt from "The True Story of the Emperor's New Clothes"

    A retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic. A small boy bravely tells the truth and the emperor appoints him his heir… Comedy/horror/satire. Full story: 26:30 min
    Written by Nick Angel, read by Simon Johns, original music by Kati Brien, featuring Shannon Barnett on trombone and Arne Brien on drums

    • 5 min
    Excerpt from "What Happened to the Girl on the Bicycle?"

    Excerpt from "What Happened to the Girl on the Bicycle?"

    A journalist visits two cities on opposite banks of a river, inhabited by people of different cultures. A philosophical story about visionaries, heroes, and an ordinary person’s role in predetermining change. We recommend headphones for this soundscape! Full story: 24:49 min
     
    Written by Nick Angel, narrated by Bhavnisha Parmar, with original music by Kati Brien.
     
    Buy Kati’s new EP: katibrien.bandcamp.com
     

    • 5 min
    Excerpt from "In a Café near Bastille"

    Excerpt from "In a Café near Bastille"

    Comedy. A mise en abyme about seduction, philandering French presidents, cuckolds, and a Paris-style pick-up. Full story: 24:00 min 
    Written by Nick Angel, read by Simon Johns, original music by Kati Brien
     

    • 5 min
    Excerpt from "The Poet and the Princess"

    Excerpt from "The Poet and the Princess"

    A sweet serenade about the duties of sustainable love. An artist and his Kristallweizen-drinking muse: one perennially hopeful and hopeless; the other loaded; settle on something selfless. Frivolous, fun, heart-warming. Full story: 17:22 min
    Written by Nick Angel. Read wonderfully by Stefanie Bruckner. Original music by Kati Brien. 
     

    • 5 min
    Excerpt from "A Taste of the Future"

    Excerpt from "A Taste of the Future"

    A wicked comedy about deep ecology, vegans and foods we may have to eat in the future ... Peter Singer eat your heart out... Literally! Full story: 18:14 min
    Written by Nick Angel, read by Simon Johns, original music by Kati Brien 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Nigrerufrisch ,

What a bliss!

I listened to just one story yet (Taste of the Future), but I'll definitely go ahead and do the other ones too. It had the perfect coffee length and was fun and inspiring at the same time. I love when stories surprise me and that one did. I like the little musical spots sprinkeled between the lines.
Looking forward to get lost in the next short story of Nick and Kati!

the_wurst ,

Beautiful stories and wonderful music

perfect match!

mono.stereo.wow ,

Amazing!

Wonderful stories read by superb voice-actors, with very tasteful and beautiful music accompanying them. I like it a lot!

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