RIALTO Podcast is a labyrinthine “mind-movie” with original songs and music. Featuring the speaking and singing voices of a cast of musicians/artists, including Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station), Meg Remy (U.S. Girls), Claudia Dey, Daniel Knox, Veda Hille and Martin Tielli, among others.
RIALTO follows Klaus (loner, insomniac) as his mundane stint as a driver for a small town writer’s festival is transformed by a series of unsettling, paranormal events. A surreal quest across the American moor conjures multiple realities, exposing a series of personal and cross-generational revelations. It's a deep-cleanse pilgrimage. A metaphysical noir and hyperstition – equal parts dream, film and waking life.
Part of the multi-medium RIALTO project (album, book, podcast, show) by acclaimed music artist John Southworth - episodes released biweekly starting Monday July 19, 2021 (total 8).
Having been “taken for a ride”, Klaus (loner, insomniac) finds himself alone without phone and car keys on a paranormal ski lift.
Klaus is persuaded by a psychic drive-in manager to deliver a film reel to a strange, far off location or face dire consequences.
The Far East
Klaus stops at a roadside Chinese-American restaurant. Someone from Klaus’s past has been expecting him.
The Green Angel
Klaus checks into “The Green Angel”, a remote mountain-lodge where everything is not what it seems. Time disappears altogether.
Four out-of-time, underworld characters join forces in helping Klaus deliver the reel. Realities soon converge.
Klaus wanders the town of Mexico, Maine like a tramp. He is taken in by a dark, enigmatic figure.