Storytelling is an ancient art but the places where stories are told has changed radically and some of the magic of stories is lost. I do not mean that storytelling in a modern concert is worse than storytelling in a traditional setting. However, some of the immediacy, intimacy and connection is lost in a concert setting while other things are gained.
The Nights of Stories Project will recreate the traditional settings of storytelling: a night of campfire stories, a ceilidh, Icelandic folktales and saga in a sod house with a fire in the dim light of an Icelandic winter afternoon. Like a radio drama, a soundscape will allow the listener to enter into that setting and imagine the sights and smells themselves. Of course, all the stories would be stories told or that could have been at those nights. These nights will recreate the immediacy, intimacy and connection of the original tellings.