Is BTS an ARG? (and other not so pressing questions)
Today is the day that the broadcast of the series, The Incident at Ong’s Hat, on BBC 4 and BBC Sounds podcast.
Episode 2 of Behind the Scenes, P. Emerson Williams.
P. Emerson Williams is a multi-media artist who has a hard time separating music, art, writing, and video. More people listen to the sounds of P. Emerson Williams every day than realize it, for much of it is embedded in extensive associated and pseudonymous projects past, present, and ongoing. P. Emerson Williams is an artist and illustrator whose work takes shape in physical and digital media, and his passion is for embodying mythic, melding visual and sonic art with narrative form. His singular touch takes projects spanning physical and digital media, genres, and modes of performance into strange realms.
You may also recognize Peter’s name from past projects with me, such as The Incunabula Papers- Platinum 20th Anniversary Audio Book Edition, editing and playing a role as Milfred Connely, shortwave conspiracy researcher extraordinaire. And who can forget Peter’s role as Ralph in Xen: The Zen of the Other audio-drama, as well as his production contributions to these projects and contributions to some of my past projects like Greylodge.
Here is an RSS feed for your convenience, or you may wait for this Substack to remind you each Friday for the duration of the series.
LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL SERIES EPISODES
Ep. 1 Announcing the Incident at Ong’s Hat
Ep. 2 Launch Day For “The Incident at Ongs Hat” and Episode Two of “Behind the Scenes”
Ep. 3 The Incident at Ong’s Hat: Behind the Scenes- Episode 3
Ep. 4 Behind the Scenes of the Incident at Ong’s Hat Episode 4
There is some speculation if BTS is some adjacent lead-in for an ARG or a treasure hunt for, say, The Liminal Trilogy. What would be the purpose of that? This and one more non-fiction series coming out later this year is my farewell to the OH subject. Besides, if I was going to do an ARG, I’d probably make it far too large and complicated with a very real payoff. Who has the time and attention span for that?
The Incident at Ong’s Hat
Episode 1 of 5
Sarah Larsen, a yoga instructor, and her friend Charlie Brill went in search of Ong’s Hat, a fabled gateway to another dimension. Now Sarah is missing, and maybe this urban legend isn’t a legend at all…
Charlie – Corey Brill
Sarah – Avital Ash
Rodney Ascher – Himself
Det. Stecco – James Bacon
Casey – Hayley Taylor
Ringo – Benjamin Williams
Kit – Randall Keller
Denny Unger – Himself
Joseph Matheny – Himself
Newscasters: Elizabeth Saydah, Dean Wendt
Created and Produced by Jon Frechette and Todd Luoto
Inspired by Ong’s Hat: The Beginning by Joseph Matheny
Music by Blue Dot Sessions, Jon Frechette, Chris Zabriskie, Anthéne, Macrogramma (under Creative Commons)
Editing and Sound Design – Jon Frechette
Additional Editing – Brandon Kotfila and Greg Myers
Special Thanks – Ben Fineman
Written and Directed by Jon Frechette
Executive Producer – John Scott Dryden
“Ong’s Hat Survivors Interview” courtesy of Joseph Matheny
Visit thegardenofforkedpaths.com and josephmatheny.com
A Goldhawk production for Radio 4 and BBC Sounds
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