The Cambridge Geek Podcast features E-Vatar!

We are pleased to be included in the lastest episode of Audio Drama Debut: A Cambridge Geek Podcast entitled “S02E27 – Merry-go-round.” It’s a lovely podcast by a British man named Rob who refers to himself as the Acquisitions Librarian of the Library of Audio Fiction.

It’s a lovely listen and we appreciate the time he takes to promote audio drama podcasts in the world. Thank you, Rob!

In addition, we strongly encourage you to listen to E-Vatar. This is evening’s release will be the third and final episode of Act I of the E-Vatar: A Musical for the Pandemic Age.

We are currently in production for Act II which is fulling scripted by our writer, David Wilson-Burns. Our songwriters , Gregg and Brian, are putting finishing touches on the music, and our performers are warming up their voices!

Reviews!

E-Vatar is off to a strong start with over 12,000 views on Facebook and numerous reviews on Apple Podcasts!

E-Vatar is an E-volution of art

With the pandemic shutting down the theatres, I was SO EXCITED to see a new format for my favorite art form: PODCASTS. This one did not disappoint! I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story!!

so much fun!

i love this!! talented voice cast, immersive sound design. can’t wait to see where the story goes!

Amazed

I don’t know if it premature to start throwing around the word “revolutionary” but… it is what it is. I am already invested in Tay and am dying to hear what happens next! The songs are catchy and the rhythmic/rhymey writing sucked me in!

Familiar yet new

There’s something more-than-vaguely familiar about this podcast; at times, I felt as though I was listening to This American Life or Serial. But the storytelling isn’t true to life—or is it? As someone in Seattle during the earliest days of the pandemic, I recognized that emerging tension between uncertainty and a longing for “normal” life to continue, and I’m interested to see how these characters emerge within that framework. Finally, I have to comment on the poetic nature of the script, and especially of the description of the hand sanitizer, “ a new oblation to a newly formed god.” That line alone makes me want more.

E-Vatar: Setting the Stage

The creators of E-Vatar: A Musical for the Pandemic Age are entertainers and artists above all. David Wilson-Burns, Brian Eads, John Burns, and Gregg Standridge (creative team) all have experience in performing and with creating various forms of entertainment, but each member of the creative team is passionate about making the world a better place and calling out troubling trends.

In the first episode, you may already be picking up some themes. Wilson-Burns draws listeners’ attention to the tension between conservativism and changing culture in the face of Taylen, a non-binary 20-something who asks nothing more than a seat in an airport terminal rife with anxiety and uncertainty. And then Standridge and Eads pulls those feelings into Terminal, giving them a powerful, universal voice in lyrics like “Terminal, Waiting to see if I will get away. It might not be today. Terminal, Afraid of the air that I have to breathe. Is it killing me?”

In the voice of the narrator, Wilson-Burns attempts to summarize a bit of the Gen-Z/Millenial experience with his opening lines.

Short hair.
Boy jeans.
Hot mess
Dragging their luggage through a Beijing airport.
Nothing is cooperating, least of all the wheels on the fifty-buck suitcase they received from mom and dad for graduating a thousand-and-five in their class for a degree they’ll be paying for until they die.
The fog in their glasses, caused by heavy breathing into a protective mask,
obscures their vision
and adds to their growing sense of division
And uncertainty in a new world.

The opening song, “Terminal” sets the tone for the dark stage on which this story is staged and delivers a powerful hook that promises to stick in their audience’s head for days to come.

The whole first episode sets the mood for uncertainty in the world, the country, and in Taylen’s personal life. It will leave the listener with questions and perhaps a desire to root for this young person who just wants things to be ok.

Available on YouTube, Facebook, and podcast. Download it at Apple right now and hear it for yourself!

E-Vatar now available on Apple Podcasts

E-Vatar is picking up steam! We have thousands of views on Facebook and are starting to see movement on Apple Podcasts. Click the image above to listen on Apple or go to our Buzzsprout page to choose a different podcast app!

Listen to E-Vatar Episode 1

Bonus Track – Original Version of Robot Love E-VATAR – A Podcast Musical

Remember the original version of The Simpson’s on Tracey Ullman? Or Mickey Mouse on Steamboat Willy?That is this version of Robot Love.  A demo performed by one of our songwriters, Gregg Standridge.And it is too awesome not to share.
  1. Bonus Track – Original Version of Robot Love
  2. E-Vatar Episode 3 – THIS IS E-BODY!
  3. E-Vatar Episode 2 – A New World
  4. E-Vatar Episode 1 – Peyton, I'm Coming Home to You
  5. E-Vatar Season 1 Trailer

Preview of “Terminal” opening song

Big Dumb Buildings and David Wilson-Burns join forces to create an original Podcast Musical. E-Vatar is a sci-fi love story set in a near, but dark future where the pandemic has taken the country in an unexpected turn, and humanity has turned to E-Vatar; a new social technology, which allows a person to enter and experience the virus-ridden outside world as a highly advanced, miniature android. Taylen, a non-binary twenty-something, navigates the bizarre and obsessive world of E-Vatar society while attempting to retain their humanity and dignity. When romance sparks, Taylen faces unforeseen difficulties. Wilson-Burns weaves a rhythmically-driven script with the classic rock musical score of Standridge and Eads (Big Dumb Buildings) in a musical theatre, podcast, short series.

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E-Vatar: Season 1 Trailer

Bonus Track – Original Version of Robot Love E-VATAR – A Podcast Musical

Remember the original version of The Simpson’s on Tracey Ullman? Or Mickey Mouse on Steamboat Willy?That is this version of Robot Love.  A demo performed by one of our songwriters, Gregg Standridge.And it is too awesome not to share.
  1. Bonus Track – Original Version of Robot Love
  2. E-Vatar Episode 3 – THIS IS E-BODY!
  3. E-Vatar Episode 2 – A New World
  4. E-Vatar Episode 1 – Peyton, I'm Coming Home to You
  5. E-Vatar Season 1 Trailer