The story concept – escapism in the year 2050

This diagram shows a raw story concept of the album.

In the year 2050 there is a giant race of technologies.
The major desasters start from these technologies. Surveillance and cyber wars start from digital technologies. Neurotechnologies make the brain-computer-interaction possible, but they also lead to psychiatric diseases. Biotechnologies and bioengineering lead to physical illnesses.

The world has become sick and wounded.
This is the point when we meet the protagonist. The main character of the story. He wants to escape from this sick world. He wants to live in a world without digital, biological or neurotechnologies. A world leaded by the basics of all technologies. Analog technologies. But analog techologies have poor financial resources on earth.

Moon colonization – a brave new world.
The aerospace program “moon colonization” is the only chance of the protagonist to escape from the sick old world. And it has sufficiant financial resources to develop analog technologies. But you have to comply many requirements to take part at the aerospace program. Now this is the motivation of the main character. The goal to fly away from this world and to enter a brave new world.

How to design a story – the Snowflake Method

For the story design of the concept album I will use the Snowflake Method of Randy Ingermanson. I really appreciate that phycicist’s / award winning author’s method of designing a story. He details the story step by step like the endings of a snowflake, using several pirinciples. You can read them in detail on this Website

Here is an abstract for the principles of the snowflake method that I will adopt for the story of my concept album:
1) write a one-sentence-summary of the story
2) expand the sentence to a paragraph describing story setup, major disasters and the ending
3) write the characters’ storylines: name, motivation, goal, conflict, epiphany
4) grow the story, expand the sentences
5) make one-page-descriptions of major characters and half-page descriptions of other characters
6) write a four-page-plot synopsis

There are even more principles. But they are relevant for writing a novel, not a music album.
Next time I will sketch the story design of the alternative concept album.

The research

So much interesting future stuff.

When I develop the story of an alternative concept album, which is set in the future, I occupy with foresight strategies. It’s not enough to watch sci-fi movies. A scientific way to visualize and audiolize the future is also to read about foresight studies, future theories and to let myself inspire by illustrations of mech concepts.

The next thing will be the story concept: What is the story of the alternative concept album about?

Progshot? What is it about?

Okay. This is my first post and i will tell you what it’s all about. I’m gonna develop a music album. A concept album. An alternative future rock concept album.
I will write the music, record the guitar, program the other instruments, draw the visual concept. And I will inform you about the progress of the project.
I ‘m really excited.