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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 • 4 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.


     


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    • 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
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Daniel_Lazar ,

Great collaboration

A splendid collaboration between two talented people. If you don’t quite internalize the exchange between the story and the music, feel free to listen again.

Charlie6516 ,

Stories that give an outlet to an escape for your mind

The stories are so good and enchanting. I really like how the music accompanies the narration and the voices are perfect. The stories give me an escape from the stress of dealing with COVID. Listen to it and find your escape!

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