tiny music is an original sound design musical by Noah Drew about what it means to listen — really listen — to others, to ourselves, and to the call of what matters most.
tiny music follows Ezra, a 25-year-old Jewish-ish man with autism, who has a sensory-processing disorder that causes him to experience sounds in a heightened way. Tiny sonic details in his environment, often unnoticed by others, occur for Ezra as music – sometimes distracting, sometimes overwhelming, sometimes wonderfully entrancing.
Loosely adapted from Shalom Aleichem’s short story “The Fiddle,” tiny music is about individuality and responsibility – what it means to make good choices when what (or who) you love hurts people in your life. It’s about what it means to grapple with faith, or its absence. And most of all, it’s about how important (and sometimes difficult) it is to truly listen – to those we care about, to the world around us, and to ourselves.