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Sound Beat: Access Audiobook ‘King Arthur and the Book of Corbenic’
Syracuse University Libraries’ Sound Beat: Access Audio recently released the audiobook “King Arthur and the Book of Corbenic” written by Christopher Catroppa ’22 on its website SoundBeat.org. This retelling of the king’s tale portrays Arthur as a young man gazing into his own future toward a quest that will change everything he knows about life and love. The audiobook production was the result of the author’s year-long internship. Catroppa graduated from the InclusiveU Program at the Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education.
The audiobook was read by Price Waldman and produced by Brett Barry, Christopher Catroppa and Jim O’Connor. The music score was written by John Vallely with creative consultation by Patrick Doyle. Doyle, nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, has composed numerous film scores including Henry V, Hamlet and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, to name a few. He was commissioned by Buckingham Palace to compose the Coronation March for Their Majesties, the King and Queen of Consort, to take place on May 6, 2023.
Funding was provided, in part, by the InclusiveU program. The audiobook is available online. Catroppa is planning to write a follow-up book.
About Sound Beat: Access Audio:
Sound Beat is part of the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries. Sound Beat, both the 90-second interstitials and the longer format Sound Beat: Access Audio, provide opportunities to incorporate applied learning for Syracuse University students. Sound Beat: Access Audio projects include narrated journals and documentary-style pieces. Student interns help to research and write Sound Beat episode scripts and serve as production assistants for Access Audio. These interns come from a wide range of programs on campus, including through our project partner Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, which provides support and opportunities for students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.