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BY THE RIVER is a limited 7-Part Podcast series based upon the non-fiction movie by Kevin Ford featuring Ellar Coltrane. The Podcast works in tandem with the film, delving deeper into many of the moments where Coltrane recorded sound of people and places along his journey by train across the United States. The Podcast features original music by Brian Dillon and Michael Barnhart, as well as poetry by Justin David Stone.

By The River BY THE RIVER

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BY THE RIVER is a limited 7-Part Podcast series based upon the non-fiction movie by Kevin Ford featuring Ellar Coltrane. The Podcast works in tandem with the film, delving deeper into many of the moments where Coltrane recorded sound of people and places along his journey by train across the United States. The Podcast features original music by Brian Dillon and Michael Barnhart, as well as poetry by Justin David Stone.

    Part Seven: Northern California

    Part Seven: Northern California

    Ellar Coltrane concludes his journey out West, arriving by train to Northern California. He connects with a friend who lives off the grid and also visits a painter with a unique perspective on life. Source Audio by Ellar Coltrane & Kevin Ford. Sound Design & Original Music by Brian Dillon & Michael Barnhart.

    • 15 min
    Part Six: Utah & Nevada

    Part Six: Utah & Nevada

    Ellar Coltrane continues on his journey West, traveling by train through Utah and Nevada. He strikes up random conversations and listens to other travelers and train conductors. Source Audio by Ellar Coltrane & Kevin Ford. Sound Design & Original Music by Brian Dillon & Michael Barnhart.

    • 13 min
    Part Five: Colorado

    Part Five: Colorado

    Ellar Coltrane arrives to Boulder, Colorado, where he listens to a young man on the street describing the town. He meets some new friends and they discuss technology. At 8500 feet, he explores a greenhouse dome and listens to nature. He makes his way back onto the train and winds through the Rockies. Source Audio by Ellar Coltrane & Kevin Ford. Sound Design & Original Music by Brian Dillon & Michael Barnhart.

    • 17 min
    Part Four: New Mexico

    Part Four: New Mexico

    Ellar Coltrane departs El Paso and takes the train to New Mexico, where he meets two women. One woman tells him about her town, the other woman talks about spiritual healing and psychic activity. He also takes some time to listen to the Rio Grande. Source Audio by Ellar Coltrane & Kevin Ford. Sound Design & Original Music by Brian Dillon & Michael Barnhart.

    • 13 min
    Part Three: El Paso

    Part Three: El Paso

    Ellar Coltrane rides a train out West, listening to a passenger talk about communication. Once he arrives in El Paso he spends some time downtown talking to some new friends, and they also take him to the Mexican border. Source Audio by Ellar Coltrane & Kevin Ford. Sound Design & Original Music by Brian Dillon & Michael Barnhart.

    • 13 min
    Part Two: More Austin

    Part Two: More Austin

    Ellar Coltrane records more conversations with a couple of people from Austin, talking about existence and other random stuff, before heading West by train. Poetry by Justin David Stone. Source Audio by Ellar Coltrane & Kevin Ford. Sound Design & Original Music by Brian Dillon & Michael Barnhart.

    • 19 min

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