18 minutes | Jun 28, 2021

Herschel’s Song

  Alexis Harte is out biking on a chilly afternoon last November when a new song pops into his head and mesmerizes him. It doesn’t seem strange at first — he’s a musician, after all. But when he discovers what was happening to a cherished relative at the moment the song sprang into his brain, he begins to wonder if he’s the target of a practical joke from the hereafter.  Herschel’s Song is one part tribute to a dear friend, and to a life well-lived, and one part meditation on the songwriting/creative process. Producer Bio: Producer Alexis Harte is a singer-songwriter and composer and is the co-founder and creative director of Pollen Music Group. His latest musical short film, Thirsty, premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. This is his first audio story. Credits: Story, narration, song, and sound design: Alexis Harte The Bonobo Band: Alexis Harte: Guitars/Vox/Harmonica Jon Evans: Upright Bass Matthias Bossi: Drums Additional music: “Wedding Waltz” | “Bandon” by Gunnar Madsen (respectively, from the albums “Spinning World: 13 Ways of Looking at a Waltz” and “Two Hands” “This Old House” by Jayme Pohl “Sunrise” | “Different Farm” | “The Story”  by  Pollen Music Group “Nocturne” Opus 27 no. 2 in Db Major (Lento sostenuto) by Frédéric Chopin. Performed by Frank Levy (…with my humble thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who can always be counted on for a good “perfect example”)    
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