COMPLETE: Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge - PO/ge

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Post by kri » January 9th, 2006, 11:36 am

This project is now complete and closed. Files can be found in our catalogue at http://librivox.org/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-by-samuel-taylor-coleridge/.

Following ChipDoc's example, I'm posting this in poetry & prose instead of going solo. I've actually already recorded the Ancient Mariner, I just need to edit now. That should take me a day or two, depending on when I sit down to do it.

Is there anything I'm missing, or should have done instead?

Thanks :)

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Post by thistlechick » January 9th, 2006, 11:52 am

Kri, this is perfect! ... and perfect timing as I was looking for a nice small project with which Gesine can practice while I train her in the world of Librivox Cataloging.

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Post by kri » January 9th, 2006, 11:55 am

It's about 35 min, without taking out the extra long pauses and mistakes. Should I break it into each of the seven parts, or keep it as one file? My guess is that once I edit, it will be 25-30 minutes long.

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Post by thistlechick » January 9th, 2006, 12:08 pm

One file is fine =)
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Post by Gesine » January 9th, 2006, 1:40 pm

Hello kri

I'll be looking after your files. For now, I've added you to the Coming Soon section of the catalogue page.

When you're done, would you please send the file to: http://www.yousendit.com/?recipient=justgesine@yahoo.co.uk and also post the link here?

Finally, we'd be grateful if you could write a short summary of the Mariner for the catalogue page - a couple of sentences' description would be great. If you don't want to do this, please just tell me, it's no problem.

Thank you!

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Post by kri » January 9th, 2006, 9:42 pm

I think I might be able to finnegle a summary out of my helpful fiance. He loves the Ancient Mariner, and he's a writer too!

I'm feeling frustrated because somehow Audacity mangled my recording of War of the Worlds, and the Ancient Mariner. Now I have a recording with the first half of War of the Worlds, and the second half Ancient Mariner. I'm going to be delayed a few days from when I thought this would be done to re-record the beginning. That's just kind of frustrating and weird.

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Post by thistlechick » January 10th, 2006, 8:47 am

Kri,

I can fully understand your frustration over Audacity's audacity with our recordings... I've had all sorts of trouble when my computer's memory (even just for the temp files) runs short... my files end up all skippy and I end up crying over them before I re-record.... this is the kind of stuff I don't discover until I've completed the recording...I try to convince myself that the reading gets better after every re-record.

Hang in there! You can do it! =)
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Post by kri » January 10th, 2006, 2:23 pm

For some reason I'm finding myself a perfectionist on this one. I'm finding the need to re-do pieces that are really fine as they are, but wanting to do them better. I hope in the end it does justice to how awesome this poem is.

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Post by Gesine » January 10th, 2006, 3:39 pm

Hi kri

I'm sure it will be marvellous! :)

Don't be alarmed by the change in the subject of this thread - we have just introduced the 'meta coordinator' role, see new sticky in the forum.
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Post by kri » January 11th, 2006, 9:26 pm

Finished!!! I can't tell you how excited I am to have this one finished. My fiance being the procrastinator he is, here's my description...

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the story of an old mariner who takes aside an unwilling wedding guest. The voyage was a long one, to a far far land through ice and mist. The mariner kills an albatross that seemed to follow the ship. For this he and his crew are punished with drought and death, for all but the mariner. His life is won by LIFE-IN-DEATH; he must tell his tale to a particular person whenever the need comes on. In the end, one must learn that "all things great and small" are important.

If anyone can write better, please do!! I consider myself more a reader than a writer of literature.

The file: http://www.greenkri.com/librivox/ancient_mariner_coleridge_kll.mp3
Time: 31:06

Er....is there anything else that is needed?

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Post by kri » January 12th, 2006, 9:27 pm

Whoops, forgot to send through yousendit. I waited about ten minutes, and then I was directed to a page saying the connection timed out.

Forgive me, but I'm just not going to bother with it again. Perhaps I'll try again later, unless the file gets snagged from my site instead.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 12th, 2006, 11:50 pm

Actually the preferred way is to post it on your site and list the link to it in your post - just as you did! The yousendit.com thing is for those who don't have sites where they can post these things.

I like your rendition of Coleridge's magnum opus too!
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Post by kri » January 13th, 2006, 8:14 am

Thank you for the compliment :) This one took me longer than normal.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 13th, 2006, 8:53 am

The funny thing is that the Poetic Voice in this piece is that of a grizzled old sea dog. To hear it being read by a bright-voiced young girl takes it to a totally different place. I really liked it a lot! Your performance made me see things I'd never considered when reading this poem before.
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Post by kri » January 13th, 2006, 2:20 pm

ChipDoc wrote:The funny thing is that the Poetic Voice in this piece is that of a grizzled old sea dog. To hear it being read by a bright-voiced young girl takes it to a totally different place.
Yeah, I noticed that right at the very beginning. I tried to read the other characters that arose in a different voice, or at least where they needed more clarification that it was a different person speaking.

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