Executive Producer, Mardi-Ellen Hill will open the door to her MEND™ (music, encode/decode) Universe, a radical new content delivery system. The access to this thrilling, hitchhiker world is uncovered by a most unlikely female protagonist in Ms. Hill’s chilling story, “The Skeleton Score” currently being adapted for film, television, and streaming.
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The MEND™ experience explodes. An unlikely female protagonist awakens to a message left by her young daughter. Encrypted in her child’s haunting song is an access code monetizing a thrilling new invention. The countdown has begun…
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Music gets to us in ways that words can only hint at. Its harmonies and dissonances, nuances of dynamic ebbs and flows, its mixed emotions, its reflection of the grandeur and grain of human experience — these qualities of music transport us into an ecstasy like no other. Those sounds reverberate to the same frequencies that animate the spiraling of galaxies and the genetic dance that creates our individual identities.
At the same time, the mystery of our existence, where we came from, how we got here, where we’re going, intrigues us beyond our ability to comprehend. Some see themselves as instruments of a Higher Being, or predestined to follow the paths of their ancestors. For others, the notion of a calling defines their quest for meaning. But if no one’s calling, we try to shape our own destiny.
What if there is a hidden purpose to our existence? And what if that purpose is hidden in the harmonies and dissonances of music? That is the genesis of composer Mardi-Ellen Hill’s story of a dynasty that has secretly controlled the world for centuries. Woven into the very fabric of the family’s DNA is a code embedded in music, which the chance hearing of a song confides to the heroine.
Not only a story set to music, this is also a computer game where participants can act out the roles and create new experiences that change the outcome for themselves. Hill calls it MEND, Musical Encode/Decode, which in her orchestration mixes virtual reality and real-life experience in a startlingly new way. Like the first talking movies that brought audiences into seemingly intimate contact with stars, this integrated story / music / game / technology of Mardi-Ellen Hill’s will create a shock of recognition — because it is the way we live now.
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Mardi-Ellen Hill is a two-time recipient of an NEA for a New American work. She has won numerous awards, honors and prizes for her stage work and music composition. Ms. Hill is a Wall Street Journal ‘Woman Of Note’.
SCENES FROM A THRILLER STORY
Rachel Barrington, Star in the prequel book: THE SKELETON SCORE is the smoking gun.. She holds the secret pathway to the dynasty’s interactive technology: MEND™ In one generation the game changes into gold. Dynasty power transfers.
Rae’s Theme Variations: A star is killed at the height of her career.Her theme song holds clues to her murder and the secrets that have followed a dynasty for ages…
Lily Barrington’s intelligence mission unearthed
Mardi-Ellen Hill’s MULTI MEDIA Project The Universe of MEND™
Mardi-Ellen Hill was interviewed by Diandra Archibald | New York City | 9:00. Listen and read on – you will discover amazing secrets to this new cross-media work. About these ads Occasionally, some of your visitors may see an advertisement…
Interview: Dustin McManus: Mending the Gap Between Fiction and Reality It’s not often that consumers gets to fully immerse themselves in, and become a part of, the product that’s sold to them. But MEND™, an interactive story, is both an ambitious product and small business that seeks to combine fiction with reality….
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“I love love love the concept of this novel and so excited to see it come to life! I am looking forward to seeing this incredible story continue to unfold. The mix of music and technology is purely genius!” (Lindsay J Puchall)
“Mardi Ellen Hill’s Mend is such a f***Ing brilliant idea. I cannot wait to see the magic of this journey unfold. Thank you for sharing your life’s work of creativity, it is truly epic. NEVER stop creating, it is the greatest rebellion of our existence.”
“A very great and positive person. Happy that I’ve met her and we shared our experiences. A very open minded lady and helpful to the new generation.” (ZakariaA)
Mardi-Ellen Hill is a two-time recipient of an NEA for a New American work. She has won numerous awards, honors and prizes for her stage work and music composition. Ms. Hill is a Wall Street Journal ‘Woman Of Note’. She is called upon regularly to speak as a thought-leader and contributes to trade magazines using her MEND™ application in corporate issues and strategy. She recently spoke on international panels at the Hotel Penn and Tavern On the Green.
Her greatest love is working with her tech team designing the MEND™ platform. The multi-platform Universe of MEND™ – music encode decode – unlocks a shared universe thriller puzzle decoded by a savvy female protagonist. Designed as a fun new content management system, MEND™ will enable users to personalize information and connect to users world wide. See below for a mini voyage now…
Superstition meets modern science when a woman with a haunted past becomes the subject of a genetics experiment using her DNA.
Two children write a melody with an encrypted message only she can decode. The message holds sensitive familial information being sold to the US government by her lover who has the goods on her well known family, and bigger targets waiting on his killer radar.
The psycho thriller tells the story of three generations of a family in a fight to retain their power, when a new invention MEND™ (Music | ENcode | Decode) outs their interstellar secret to their singular force and influence in the cosmos.
For more information about MEND™ Platform licensing, sales and speaking engagements, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill.
It is said that music is the universal language and mathematics are the universal codes to the universe. So what if there was a machine that could take musical notations and turn it into mathematical codes that could be used for GPS, AI, altering DNA, genetics, market algorithms, or anything one could imagine to rule the world? Enter MEND™ – (Music Encode Decode) technology.
Enter the New England Barringtons. The Barrington Family alone has control of this MEND™ device and its possible exploitation by the public. Internal power plays and sabotage within the family prevent the public’s access and exploration of MEND™ and its power.
Here’s a bit about the family history:
MEND™ as a language is culled from the secret genetic line of the Barringtons. In the 21st century some of the heirs to this age-old dynasty have landed on the family’s ancient communication secrets of teleportation, time travel, and identity.
There is a fight simmering between the heirs. The MEND™ invention, which duplicates the family’s magic, is at stake. MEND™ is dependent on an access code brought to Earth by one of the heirs.
The family Matriarch, Rose, gets wind of this fight. She seizes control and shuts down the family trading business, but not before she shares the stage with her granddaughter. Together the two women reprogram the family’s innate teleportation magic.
As far as the paparazzi are concerned, pop-star Rachel Barrington has emerged on the scene with new material. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rachel is about to give away the origin of the family tune — and its explosive power.
Rachel is killed. Her fan base goes wild thinking there might be a connection between the MEND™ invention and her brutal murder. They’re on target.
Access to the Barrington’s business, secret vault, and MEND™ invention appears to be lost until Rachel’s mother, Lily Barrington, deciphers a note left by Rachel expressly for her — a note that will fuel the change in the course of humanity.
MEND™ Automation: a Revolutionary Tale
Two spies in the thriller breakout story THE SKELETON SCORE are wearing a time piece that will tell us the address of the next location a tune will be heard – a tune with a final destination in the cosmos.
The riff has the encoding – decoding power to bring any human it touches into a dynasty’s lair, imprinting a messaging system that only members can access and use.
Enter one of the most dangerous missions of humankind.
What time will you be aboard?
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Rachel Barrington, 18, a pop star with signature access to highly classified USA intelligence is MIA.
Introducing Book One. Prologue One: The Skeleton Score. From:The Universe of MEND™.
“Hey, dude, how much you think a night banging the hottest pop star on the air is worth?”
“Heard from the guys there is killer fighting going on in the family. Big sell-off. Word on the street, nothing short of a miracle’s going to save those losers. That star, she’s the last hope for this clan, sure she knows her individual worth. But get out from under?! Never. Her time might be up?!”
“Yeah, a famous name like Rachel Barrington, granddaughter of one of the most renowned voices in the world. How could she tour the globe, without that entire clan and fans hunting her down?”
All over the net are promos for her next show in New York. Great bait. Someone’s rolling over on the fam using her megaphone voice as the perfect source. Rachel Barrington, flagship name heralding the Barrington power? Not their real name anyway. If she’s on the planet and live, she’s the rabbit hole habit fed to the press.”
“Nah, too many trade secret leaks, sensitive government contracts, with Presidential year ass-kissing liability. Hell, I’m wagering that sweet looking chick is in big trouble. That hit tune of hers gets me in the loins. Some say she didn’t write it herself. Who cares? Spooked through my big ones. Love to get inside her. Can’t help thinkin’ the girl’s already dead or on her way to eternity.”
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The Companion Book from the Universe of MEND™ – The Skeleton Score, Prologue II
“…Possessed. The pilot is overcome. Clearly his mind is not functioning properly.
Short circuiting perhaps for an instant, that was it – too simple an explanation. His husky voice is running rampant in an inaccessible language. Seems he is trying to tell the entire universe something. His sound dances in the sky, throwing passengers to all sides of the plane. Wailing with superhuman strength, his message somehow possesses all of us.
What nut locks himself in on a short flight? And what of the co-pilot? No word from him. This odd woman, Lily, our heroine, talks the guy back to his senses. She claims it is her daughter’s new hit. Two tickets to Rachel Barrington’s opening NYC première will seal the deal.
Suddenly, the plane is back on course. Lily Barrington shivers at the bargain she makes. She must find the source of this deadly craze. A star’s hit song ascending could not mean death for all these passengers, or could it? Lily recognizes the key the pilot is reaching for – one that will expand the interstellar universe at a speed that would overtake any plane, and put the earth and all its inhabitants at great risk.
Wearing a frozen smile, the flight attendant slips Lily’s note to the pilot. Immediate silence. Everyone returns to their assigned seats. Chaos quells. Eyes close. Three minutes to D.C.; all souls fall asleep. A deep heart thumping slumber of relief encompasses us.
The plane lands safely at the gate. Everyone disperses. No one will remember the strange interlude pulsing through the limbs of our bodies until we all meet again. It is the price of Lily’s bargain.”
FAST FORWARD to posts describing the Universe of MEND™ – its mind-blowing capabilities for all.
MEND™ or music-encode-decode is a private messaging system discovered and used by the cast of characters in the thriller epic, THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD. It’s value to the character’s survival on the planet, is the source of intense rivalry. MEND™ has a time capsule devil’s bargain to it that only the story protagonist can control.
Readers and visitors who want to use MEND™ must enter by way of the first book THE SKELETON SCORE. The book is an exciting new adult adventure. It is also an educating manual – grooming users in the navigation and use of this dynamic new power and operating system. Unlocking secrets with the protagonist, Readers/Users will be able to carry the messaging system into their personal worlds. They will be able to build their own content space using MEND™ access and story icons.
Here are several story scenes that show how several generations of a dynasty vie for knowlege of MEND™! While reading, you will be learning the character’s amazing skills and trade!
Remember it is time sensitive. MEND™ builds environment. The source of this divine power is at risk.
Get aboard now.
The world is changing. Audiences are looking for new ways to build their paths to venues. I will be on-site with a fun flash drive, a takeaway for your pleasure. Target your audience. Guide your visitors through a multi-platform universe built for the savvy 21st century presenter. A private messaging system connects your venue to a fictional dynasty’s labyrinthine trail. See you there!
Executive Producer and registered APAP attendee (Association of Performing Arts Presenters New York Conference 2016 | apapnyc.apap365.org | January 15-19/ New York Hilton Midtown), Mardi-Ellen Hill will be in attendance during the conference, available by text | phone | by prior appointment.
Welcome the mysteries of the cosmos into your venue space using your personalized Brand Signature.
MEND™ music–encode–decode offers a crowd sourcing delivery platform tool unearthed in a thriller launchpad story.
As Executive Producer and registered APAP attendee (Association of Performing Arts Presenters New York Conference 2016 | apapnyc.apap365.org | January 15-19/New York Hilton Midtown), I will be on site during the conference, available by text | phone | by prior appointment.
Book now for a walk through of an unparalleled multimedia explosion, sure to grab audiences world wide. Roadmap game-play book will be on hand!
Music as classified intelligence. MEND™ -music encode decode – is an intelligence (cognitive) genetic pattern hidden in a family’s ancestry. The powerful Barringtons have a secret that connects them in perpetuity. What happens if this secret goes rogue? In the 21st century the meaning of an age-old song connecting all the members of an ancient family, is unlocked by an inventor seeking to share his family’s powerful gift with the public. Henry Barrington works undercover for the U.S. government. When his pop star daughter mysteriously lands on the family melody, she is murdered. Henry disappears. The blueprints of his MEND™ invention, a software built for commercial use are missing from his office.
Suspicion mounts in a minute by minute attack on his family. The public disclosure of the events surrounding the star’s murder, the value of the song and the estate fight she leaves behind, builds a frenzy in world markets. The balance of power the Barringtons were gifted through her connecting voice is gone. Only her mother, the ousted Lily Barrington, has the genetic link that can locate the MEND™ blueprints, find Henry alive and restore the family name.
Time is running out on Lily’s damage control mission. Scroll down to read more about THE SKELETON SCORE, a cosmic thriller taking you into our brave new world!
Introducing, the fiction thriller, THE SKELETON SCORE. The book shares in the tradition of the “Da Vinci Code”. My narrative breaks new ground. The content brings an encoded musical signal to life in language we all speak.
THE SKELETON SCORE is a teen to middle-age adult fiction thriller/sci-fi novel bordering on the very real-time interstellar science we are encountering. The book is approximately 175 pages. It is the first book in an epic series.
Quest of protagonist, Lily Barrington: the wife of U.S. inventor, Henry Barrington, unearths critical US data that decodes a notebook left behind by her murdered teen star daughter Rachel. While writing a hit tune, Rachel and her writing partner unwittingly land on the most delicate US intelligence. Her father’s MEND™ operating design, a powerful new software is at risk. A notebook in the hands of a child on the other side of the Atlantic has been stolen. It holds pivotal access to the software. If Lily does not uncover the age-old meaning of the melody, the actions by a possessed audience will provoke revolt in city after city, where the teen star’s amazing melody is being downloaded and understood. The crowd’s viral thread is already heading right back to the US where Monday morning markets are affected. Dire consequences loom. Steamy sex scenes involving Rachel’s family show up. It is a trading game of secrets, with big stakes over the US power in world markets. What will get that notebook full of the star’s score back into our US hands?
Mardi-Ellen Hill is a two-time recipient of an NEA for a New American work. She has won numerous awards, honors and prizes for her stage work and music composition. Ms. Hill is a Wall Street Journal ‘Woman Of Note’. She is called upon regularly to speak as a thought-leader and contributes to trade magazines using her MEND™ application in corporate issues and strategy. She recently spoke on international panels at the Hotel Penn and Tavern On the Green. Her greatest love is working with her tech team designing the MEND™ knowledge-based platform. THE SKELETON SCORE is her first book of fiction – a diabolical memoir.
See blog teasers, comments radio and print interviews, video and music clips that take the audience into the world of MEND™
A book of thriller fiction is a hidden real time manual
Happy summer to my MEND™ followers! In honor of our five year mark, I am reposting a wonderful article written in 2010. The interviewer was marvellous. From her well-researched questions, she got me to describe the “machinery” protagonist, Lily Barrington unlocks in the first book about the MEND™ invention. The blog has been blooming for five years. It is a resource, a library of teasers and episodes. It promises to bring you quickly up to speed. The article focuses on the deep and troubling conflict the protagonist faces, and what she must sacrifice to give ready access to the public!
“In a time when full immersion is the key to any good entertainment experience Mardi-Ellen Hill has managed to create a multi media-universe that allows the participant to be drawn into a world of her creation through any number of doors. Choose your favorite: book, game, music, and let the hidden mystery that is the MEND™ Universe unfold.
I got a chance to chat with creator Mardi-Ellen Hill who could explain this multi-level, multi media project far better than I ever could . . .” Read more:
“…They had been warned several times. No matter thousands of loyal fans swooning from her sound poured out of the concert hall. They jumped like hyenas over guard rails and roped off areas in order to get near the stage door. Within seconds, the amphitheatre blew up into a towering blaze of flames. The infectious message of her melodious voice left an indelible mark upon their faces. Expressions of ecstatic repose hardened.
Time stopped. Next morning all that was left was a mound of incinerated dust and bits of skeleton. Flesh no longer, only bones appear to glitter in the harsh sunlight. A communications system telegraphing the location, date and names spreads the signature tune across the horizon. The sorry site drives a punctuated streak of lightening across the sky. These souls would be remembered. Crashing thunder is heard by their earthly heirs. Time zone after time zone is heated. The reverb of the tune pounds the surface of the earth. A stream of cuneiform indentations marks an echoing path of the tune as it comes back to us.
A fight of astronomical proportions revs up over ownership to the melody. After all everyone on earth is in some way related to the huge throng of people who had come to the theatre. These are valuable remains with a startling ability to transmit life anywhere in the cosmos. Who knows what the benefit could be, or for that matter the cost? Luckily almost no one could read this hop-scotching message except in parts, until an ambitious enraged American inventor, Henry Barrington, decides to bring MEND™–music encode decode full screen operating system access to the public. And for reasons his separated wife Lily Barrington unearths, public access to the MEND invention is stopped. No one knows for sure exactly who was saved … ” The Universe of MEND™
READ ON: Lily Barrington’s intelligence mission unearthed, in the detailed breakdown of the Story, below! And more…
Mardi-Ellen Hill’s MULTI MEDIA Project (in final development):
The Universe of MEND™
Take an uncharted journey through epic adventures in a new world.
WATCH the latest video trailer
LISTEN/Watch Executive Producer Mardi-Ellen Hill explain a live analog performance that digitally transports an audience, blurring lines between fiction & reality.
To license the Master Epic and access the MEND™ operating system, or to option first Film Script, please contact Executive Producer, Mardi-Ellen Hill.
The program that introduces this trailer can be read below…
MEND™ A Technology revealed in the Master Epic
The Spell of Vaugirard from Creator and Composer
19 Feb 2015 Event: Program Page 1:
MEH Multimedia is a groundbreaking enterprise targeted to the expanding market for cross-media entertainment. The core business is the marketing and sale of the epic adventure/mystery tale of the members of the Barrington Family as they use the MEND™ Technology to fight each other for control of mankind’s future.
Using unique, geographically linked musical clues, the Barrington saga will roll out through projects in traditional media (beginning with print, and moving to film, video, and music/soundtrack) and new media (including video games, DVD, Web, and wireless.) MEH Multimedia will offer the kind of complex, interactive universe required by savvy young consumers of entertainment today.
Program Page 2:
As the Star Wars universe centers around Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, and the Dune universe focuses on House Atreides, the Universe of MEND™ revolves around the Barrington family and their unique gift, inherited over centuries, that allows them to perceive the fundamental structures of the real—the “implicate order,” as it is sometimes called in modern physics.
They perceive and manipulate this order primarily through music, which gives them the power to sequence DNA through a music-based code.
The Universe of MEND™ portfolio of assets include:
- The five book series proposal [Contact Mardi-Ellen Hill for details]
- The Spell of Vaugirard original Epic
- Registered film script
- Accompanying soundtrack/CD
- Video Game Mechanic (initially projected as single user, for console system)
Program Page 3:
About Mardi-Ellen Hill
Mardi-Ellen Hill, Founder, Creator and Visionary, is a winner of numerous NEA and other prestigious national and international awards. Ms. Hill has a history of executing highenddelivery, while moving through many disciplines (see her credits and bio on her website).
She is known for building product and educating loyal and equally multidisciplined talent at top speed. Her knowledge of her core business and product reach, including the moment of projected timely distribution, is
keen. The story of one’s genetic identity and work heritage, as it unfolds the unconscious-conscious path of a life, is a narrative that has engaged Ms. Hill since childhood. The drama of science and it’s mysteries are her tableau.
Executive Producer, composer, inventor – Mardi-Ellen Hill was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a member of its 2014 ‘Women of Note Network’. Recently, she was featured on panels of expert at two major symposiums held by NYARM at the Hotel Pennsylvania and Tavern On The Green, and featured in an article published in the Mann Report’s February, 2015 issue.
Mardi-Ellen Hill is the CEO/Founder of MEH Multimedia and inventor of
MEND™ technology and multimedia assets.
Program Page 4:
In 2002, Mardi-Ellen Hill was the recipient of an ASCAP award in for her work as a pioneer in the world of music invention and application in multiple markets. In 2000, as a professor at LIU, Ms. Hill was selected to represent the University in Washington D.C., at the definitive educational/literacy conference on “Intellectual Property and Distance
Learning”, sponsored by the PEW Charitable Trust.
She also developed/executive produced a Leadership Symposium where she introduced Kenneth K. Fisher, Brooklyn Representative to the New York City Council, as the keynote speaker.
Special thanks to our sponsor, performers and panelists:
Margie Russell, Marissa Licata (violinist) Rosaline Murphy
(moderator), John Kiehl, Jose Martinez, Paris Cheffer, Peter Lurie and
David R. Iannone Jr.
Extra special thanks to Winifred Chane, Cornerstone and Converse for
the hopscotch sneaker support.
Come and experience The Universe of MEND™… https://stopwatchlistentransform.eventbrite.com
Press Release: New York, NY – February 12, 2015
Groundbreaking in the world of business synergy and integration, composer and executive producer Mardi-Ellen Hill presents The Universe of MEND™ – an epic adventure tale of a family Dynasty caught in a global battle for power, inheritance and an unstable new quantum technology used to encode and decode information and comes to life through a musical locking mechanism.
A Composers Now 2015 Festival featured event, presented by the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM), the first-ever live public presentation is set for Thursday, February 19, 2015, at noon.
STOP. WATCH. LISTEN. TRANSFORM will introduce audiences to The Universe of MEND™ beyond the existing original score, stage-play, book / script, blog and portfolio of assets.
On the ground floor Society Library Pavilion at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street. Manhattan, NY – STOP. WATCH. LISTEN. TRANSFORM will feature violinist Marissa Licata playing a live excerpt of the original score in choreography with visual scenes that will transport the audience into the digital mainframe of this new technology, blurring the lines of perception between fiction and reality.
Following the live performance will feature executive producer Mardi-Ellen Hill and her team of cross industry (Music, Technology, Film, Performance and Science) experts – Rosaline Murphy (moderator), John Kiehl, Jose Martinez, Paris Cheffer, Peter Lurie and Davie R. Iannone Jr. in a panel discussion around the storyline and theoretical implications raised by The Universe of MEND™. The event will close with an open audience Q&A, followed by a networking reception.
This event is open to media with RSVP and public for a suggested donation. Please contact Mardi-Ellen Hill for press RSVPs, questions or interview opportunities – email@example.com / 212-470-7119.
About Composers Now
The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to our society.
During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Composers will be in attendance at all events, interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ASCAP Foundation, the BMI Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Boston and New York based, Honduran American violinist, Marissa Licata, is a star powerhouse soloist. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence have been featured on international and world-renowned stages. With over 15 years of classical violin training, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory, Marissa proved her natural versatility on her very first audition for Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull – winning the lead violin spot on his 2006 US tour. She would go on to join Jethro Tull for 5 more international tour, , as well as collaborations with many more musical icons cross genres, ranging from R&B, Pop, to Latin and Eastern European World music.
About Mardi-Ellen Hill
Executive Producer, composer, inventor – Mardi-Ellen Hill was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a member of its 2014 ‘Women of Note Network’. Recently, she was featured on panels of expert at two major symposiums held by NYARM at the hotel Penn and Tavern On The Green, and featured in an article published in the Mann Report’s February, 2015 issue. Mardi-Ellen Hill is the CEO/Founder of MEH Multimedia and inventor of MEND™ technology and multimedia assets.
In 2002, Mardi-Ellen Hill was the recipient of an ASCAP award in for her work as a pioneer in the world of music invention and application in multiple markets. In 2000, as a professor at LIU, Ms. Hill was selected to represent the University in Washington D.C., at the definitive educational/literacy conference on “Intellectual Property and Distance Learning”, sponsored by the PEW Charitable Trust. She also developed/executive produced a Leadership Symposium where she introduced Kenneth K. Fisher, Brooklyn Representative to the New York City Council, as the keynote speaker. In 1995, Banque Nationale de Paris tapped her technical talents as business analyst by sending her to review and oversee their systems dissemination at the International Monetary Fund Conference in Washington, D.C.
During the 90’s Ms. Hill received numerous other grants and awards as composer/writer, including two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annette Kade Fulbright Grant, Works in Process at the Guggenheim Series, She received several international commissions, including being the first woman commissioned by the Group Musiques de Vivantes in Lyon France, the French Consulate, the Canadian Consulate General and the Royal Bank of Canada. She has served as judge and panelist of several international competitions, and state and federal arts programs, including the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Sponsored by NYARM
A Composers Now Festival Featured Eventat The General Society from 12:00-3:00pm
Is this amazing capability a weapon, or the future of humankind’s salvation?
Graffiti. Not American. This kid is spelling out the hidden GPS route of a melody chiming through the city. High noon. Her father, a Hedge Fund wiz figures it’s a slam dunk. He’s hidden in the shadows, sending a message over his mobile to his assistant in the States. What reigns in nano form will become a scripted global execution.
The strange tune (play above) is his family’s ancestral melody. A Brand source code encrypted in the tune, will launch a virtual elevator. The lift is primed to deliver product through a digital library that encrypts all data using the family’s latest invention MEND™. But the family, spread out across the globe, is in a merciless fight over the ownership of MEND™.
Something goes terribly wrong. In a global setting the tune has a mind of its own. Scroll down for the story of how this powerful dynasty brings hidden knowledge to earth in the 21st century. If only we can get aboard their magic, before they destroy their ancestral gift…?
Enter a new integrated multiplatform system: MEND™, a technology introduced through a powerful story
Rachel Barrington’s final concert is jam packed. Word on the street is that the superstar is under surveillance, a pawn in a familial dispute. Her inventor father and her lover are at odds. This is a volatile combination, since they both are working on a top secret experiment surrounding the DNA of Rachel’s ancestors. The suspect list is narrow, kept tightly under wraps. The family is about to engage in a sport that most of us have never dreamed of.
Upon her passing, an acoustic trick known only to her immediate family, allows them to piece together musical clues that she has left behind; and interpret the clues for their own private enterprise. Within seconds of her death, an international fight breaks out over the family’s right to withhold valuable data that could change the direction of human kind.
As the fight heats up, a traitor in the family surfaces. Who murdered Rachel? The murder itself becomes almost inconsequential to the larger picture unfolding on the global stage. A sudden explosion emanating from the inventor’s office is streaming undecipherable data across the sky. All eyes , iPhones, handhelds are glued to the stark moment. The night sky is bright like the day. Meanwhile the resounding echo of Rachel’s song has landed in the ears of a child about to unlock the dangerous colliding pathway. Here comes the split second access for us to come aboard. You won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime access.
The fight for insider MEND™ product status
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The welcome letter I received included the following:
“…You have been nominated for Women of Note, an exclusive network of powerful female leaders from The Wall Street Journal’s advertising and marketing division designed to recognize and foster the continued success of innovative women. Members will receive special gifts and invitations to exclusive events, as well as recognition in the promotional pages of The Wall Street Journal and WSJ. Magazine.” Mardi-Ellen Hill
by Dustin McManus
First published on Small Business Majority blog, on Friday Jul 18th 2014.
It’s not often that consumers gets to fully immerse themselves in, and become a part of, the product that’s sold to them. But MEND, an interactive story, is both an ambitious product and small business that seeks to combine fiction with reality.
The genesis of MEND is rooted in a fictional narrative written by Mardi-Ellen Hill, who conceived an entire business plan and company around the idea of an interactive story. What she came up with is an operating system that allows people to interact with elements of the story and use the system to engage with those elements, such as a decoding a secret language that drives the story’s plot. MEND is a device that places readers of the story straight into the heart of the action.
The original book bible follows a female protagonist named Lily Barrington who’s family’s checkered past comes back to haunt her, placing her in grave danger. MEND is an invention within the story fought over by the characters and also the real-world product of Hill’s business.
The system allows readers and consumers to further participate in the narrative elements of Hill’s sweeping epic, almost like an interactive digital encyclopedia. Users can use MEND’s musical language system to decode the secret languages of the story and discover profound clues to the diabolical plot unfolding.
Hill realizes the concept is a lot to take in, noting that her biggest challenge is “articulating the difference between MEND, the work of fiction and MEND the real time operating system. MEND is both a work of fiction, and a work of reality.”
With the creation of MEND as a tangible and consumable product, Hill has bulldozed through the passive limits of storytelling, fostering a truly immersive audio-visual story that readers can actively participate in. And Hill doesn’t plan on slowing the expansion of MEND anytime soon.
“Taking off as a business is the exact stage MEND is entering now,” she said. “I always knew that after the initial conceptualization phase I would be looking to partner with a publishing company, a movie production company, a gaming company and private enterprise partners.”
Currently, the story of MEND is being produced as a script for Hollywood and has already been staged as a play production that sparked the concept for morphing MEND into other adaptions, such as books and games.
However, the most exciting part of Hill’s journey has been the evolution and innovation in technology that has enabled MEND to become a truly interactive journey for consumers.
This activity was a lot of fun, especially considering a lot of this technology did not exist when I first wrote the story. Suddenly much more of this story was understandable to a much wider audience.”
With technology continuing to catch up with Hill’s effervescent imagination, the sky’s the limit for where she’ll be able to take us with MEND next.
The amazing world of MEND™ has a book series, film script, games, music, a blog and numerous other products for online and off-line content and immersive space interactivity.
A simple lullaby tune morphs/ evolves over centuries. The song has supernatural powers. This family tune can be used miraculously to unlock signature content. The characters born to the ancient Barrington dynasty spin map data from musical language into language we know and understand!
THE SKELETON SCORE, first book in an epic tale, is a story of inheritance, identity and espionage. Diabolical, and thrilling, the characters of the Barrington dynasty are driven by their innate talent and power to control the world. Enter the 21st century. Evolution brings mechanization into the character’s lives. Suddenly the dynasty is aware of the enormous trading value of their power. (To read more about the Skeleton Score, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill.)
An inventor in the 21st century motivated by revenge surrounding his own genetic background is out to share with the public, the most secret of all powers — a secret his family has kept hidden for centuries. With the help of a cousin who programs data and incidentally kills for a living, the inventor threatens his own clan, almost putting them to bed for good.
Inventor Henry Barrington uses two of his own children to show the public how a message-relay can extend all around the world in one nano-instant, a rogue signal that competes hands down, with the biggest big data online.
Only the hands of the real time public can make the final leap into the world of MEND™, and bring the invention itself to the next level… time is ticking!
The welcome letter I received included the following:
“…You have been nominated for Women of Note, an exclusive network of powerful female leaders from The Wall Street Journal’s advertising and marketing division designed to recognize and foster the continued success of innovative women. Members will receive special gifts and invitations to exclusive events, as well as recognition in the promotional pages of The Wall Street Journal and WSJ. Magazine.” Mardi-Ellen Hill
I am thrilled to announce I have been invited to join The Wall Street Journal’s “Women of Note” network. Thank you to everyone who got me on the WSJ’s hot list.
“…You have been nominated for Women of Note, an exclusive network of powerful female leaders from The Wall Street Journal’s advertising and marketing division designed to recognize and foster the continued success of innovative women. Members will receive special gifts and invitations to exclusive events, as well as recognition in the promotional pages of The Wall Street Journal and WSJ. Magazine.”
A classified sound file unlocks a labyrinthine route. The destination is within these Washington DC walls. Inside a designated room is the site of a protagonist’s opening book narration.
The instructions connecting the route to the narration are communicated by a child in code. Access to the highly classified file has daunted family members for centuries. Access is allowed only upon the passing of the protagonist’s teen daughter.
Read on to the previous posts. The posts will bring you in to a new and diabolical world. And tell you about the creator who invented it.
Political prisoner Lily Barrington surfaces when her estranged inventor husband’s specs fall into dangerous hands. Here at last is the proof positive moment for invention, MEND™.
The operating system inventor Henry Barrington designs, actually works. The dangerous hands are those of Lily’s own DNA – a child she has no idea exists is able to unlock the family source code. That child is used to identify Lily and kick off new mobile technology.
Using the technology, a user’s personality traits, ID and performance capabilities can be quantified, measured; sent anywhere on the planet for printing and archiving as critical data and content.
Lily’s allegiance and loyalties have seconds to take a daring turn that will affect us all.
Creator/composer Mardi-Ellen Hill is the recipient of two NEA grants for a New American Work. Over the course of her career, Ms. Hill has acquired funding from top funders and international organizations. She credits her amazing team for uncovering the true voice of protagonist Lily Barrington,
The first book of a series, titled: THE SKELETON SCORE, is more than a thriller fiction book. It introduces characters that govern a world of products and mobile technology. The book series, accompanying feature length script, music and blog kick off the thrilling, future operating system and software design MEND™ – music encode decode. The MEND™ design drives all the elements that link this multiplatform work.
Read on… we look forward to your comments! (To discover more about the Skeleton Score Book series, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill).
The task of decoding the time-sensitive message will take the star’s global followers into a harrowing tale of romance and thriller action. This blog is dedicated to introducing a new multiplatform-property based on a fictional story.
The story unlocks a powerful real-time tech fold-in! Read on to find out more.
Each instalment reveals more of the power play of this age old dynasty.
A star with an important message for her public has just been murdered. Her inventor father has disappeared. The message was intended to give an all important access code to the public re-accessing her father’s thrilling new invention.
Surfacing – a new prototype. The blueprint is hidden inside this master book. Access to the new prototype operating system, is ignited through a diabolical story. A family’s secret and powerful genetic code is revealed as it reaches the 21st century.
A family’s age-old theme song unfolds the secret of how the prototype works. A star sings. Her voice is unmatched in beauty. She is the object of desire of many. One killer in particular has it in for her. It is jealousy over her earning-power. Her tune spreads through an auditorium like wildfire. Member voices of her clan come awake as the tune sparks their joined memory. An event in history, shared by all hearing the tune, brings the pages of their book to life. The message she is parting with will be her last. She is about to die.
As soon as her family song is heard in raw form, your contract with the original family is sealed. You won’t want to miss this installment. Are you in the family now? You never know…
Oh C’mon. It’s free. No dough needed here. The price of admission to hear the star’s final message, is your soul on loan for the night. Don’t give it a second thought. Gottcha. Wherever you are in the world. You’re in!
A beautiful young star is killed. She is a threat to many. Without noticing it she has landed on the family gift. Her innate talent is off the charts. Lucky for us, the star leaves behind her hallmark melody and a documented handwritten musical score. Her family’s trademark seal of four notes appears within the score. For decades in her lifetime, and centuries prior to her birth, no one person or persons could decode the seal’s true meaning – nor its magical power to unfold a secret trading route around the globe.
Enter the new invention MEND™ – music encode decoding keypad that memorializes the star’s ancestry and opens out a hidden world to the public. The keypad is found within an elevator that has circulation world wide.
Embark on a thrilling voyage from idea to product. See how this family makes, stores and retrieves content…
Scaling up the nano form into a thrilling real life saga is just an elevator ride away…
MEND™ uses a new interactive story platform to bundle and unbundle content. Embedded in the platform is a new and efficient valuation table, that can be read anywhere on the globe in real time.
To read about the model, how it began and how it works, read the posts below. The elevator you see in the picture is getting ready for a trip around the world.
Live Links to the above resources:
Treasures of MEND™On-Line
- 08/25/13: A new technology: MEND™ – it arrives via a thriller story
- 07/18/13: “Quartet for the End of Time“
- 05/08/13: “Transmedia and MEND™ – New Stakes in a Global World “
- 01/21/13: “Hiding in Plain Sight“
- 11/12/12: “A Covenant Sealed in Ice“
- 10/19/11: “Carbon Footprints Spell Murder“
- “The Music Connoisseur“
- “The Happiest Medium”
- “Brooklyn Daily Eagle – Interview“
- “Mardi-Ellen Hill – The Media Powerhouse of Brooklyn Heights“
- “Mardi-Ellen Hill’s opera ‘Vaugirard’ forms a grand trajectory“
- “Two Time National Endowment for the Arts Winner for a New American Work: Mardi-Ellen Hill”
- Multicultural Radio 930AM WPAT – Diandra Archabald
- Four in depth Interviews — Fox, Eddie Floyd
- The Genre Traveller.-Podcast Episode 17- Carma Spence
The bargain: you must enter a fictional dynasty’s fight to get hold of a powerful communication system: MEND™.
Read further and join a fun blog of teasers. It will open your eyes to a whole new world of global power.
Meet the Melody Makers – follow this link for a guide to the key players in this Barrington Family Empire…
WHAT IS MEND™- music encode decode?
Everyone knows he or she owns a personalized signature, right? Whether it is your pen and ink extravaganza, your stylish gait, your tatoo message, your texting imprimatur, your vocal cache, your unique model for creating content, the arrival of your presence in a room – your signature in all its forms – rolls out a continuum that evolves throughout your life.
If you get this, you are on your way to understanding the technology of MEND™ and how it will allow you to harness vital aspects of the way you alone process data and broadcast data.
Every human who connects to the physical world is leaving footprints of an evolving signature. Yours is a signature that proves ancestry, ownership, identity and more. Your signature holds critical data that spells out who you are, and what you are about.
Why is it called MEND™ – music encode decode?
The dimension of music provides a medium in which one’s signature and identity can be hidden, archived like a banking accounting system and revealed at any later time..
As humans who act from a thoroughly unconscious and automatic realm, we give each action, a particular value, often without realizing what that value is…
An inventor designs a mobile network based on the genetic signature of his family. He uses two daughters to show how a music score they unwittingly create on a iPad, unlocks the destination of a hidden village. Inside that village the remains of an ancestor are buried in a music puzzle. Until the 21st century, deciphering the puzzle’s meaning was impossible. Computers have changed all that for a yearning online crowd. MEND™ access is dependent upon the puzzle reveal – a key that connects all of the members of the family. The access key gives the family tremendous communication power. It is time for all of us to have this power!
Fiction Meets Real Time
Rachel Barrington lands on a melody that opens the family’s private music dimension.
The inventor Henry Barrington and wife have been on the outs. Their debutante star daughter Rachel Barrington is suddenly murdered. Someone wants to make sure the puzzle remains buried and MEND™ is closed to the public. Henry must find a way to get the attention of his wife, Lily. Both Henry and Lily may soon be held as prime suspects in the murder. Timing is critical. The puzzle that gives access to the public is dependent on Lily’s access to the family history. Lily will be shocked to learn many family secrets.
To get her attention, Henry sends her messages using the family melody – everything from TTYL to LOL and more can be sent using this melody. Wherever she is on earth, Lily must be able to hear Henry’s passionate call in order for her to open the village puzzle found in the first book : THE SKELETON SCORE. (To discover more about the Skeleton Score Book series, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill).
A story of a thrilling and dangerous new technology comes to life in the hands of four people. They have entered a room where the power of an age-old dynasty is located. Within the boundaries of this room, the dynasty’s trade secrets can instantly be transmitted to portals around the world. An inventor with a passion, his young star daughter, her lover, a programmer with an ax to grind, and a deadly assistant with a hook into the public’s yearning to get the goods… she’s the one with instant hacking skill.
Soon all users and readers will be able to enter this operating system. Welcome to a new cross-media platform. The dynasty’s transportation system is a unique model for data encryption and language.
Of all the insidious fights and long drawn out conflicts playing out in this room, the nastiest fight is over the control of a young child. She has the means to understand and relay the encrypted dynasty language. Her notebook contains the access code to the inventor’s invention, MEND™.
The book, details the voyage of the dynasty language throughout history. It reveals how the dynasty maintains and preserves their original genetic routing- communication power. A hacker’s delight comes round, when the book is stolen. Bidding builds momentum in global markets. The value of the book is to be determined. It must be unearthed on a certain coast on the day of the reading of Matriarch’s will. Time is running out.
Mardi-Ellen Hill was interviewed by Diandra Archibald in New York City in mid June 2013 [9:00].
Listen and read on – you will discover amazing secrets to this new cross-media work.
Listen to the music that will drive a tablet video…
A genetic loop of colliding tones unfolds on earth. A melody surfaces. It traces the story of a civilization’s rise and fall.
Read on. Find out how this civilization is saved by a new and dynamic tool called MEND™!
MEND™ is a new tool kit of technology. The invention is introduced via a launchpad story for the age of social media.
THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD saga, tells the story of the hidden history of the world, of the hidden order that underlies the visible, and of the family whose special perceptions and powers have used the hidden order to shape the world’s history.
Always there have been the Barringtons – not under that name alone but under many, from the start of human history to the present. A specially gifted genetic line, they alone know the hidden order beneath the visible – an order of sound, of power, which is vast and almost entirely hidden from the rest of us. The family’s internal conflicts are written large in the history of the world.
THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD saga begins with the prequel book: THE SKELETON SCORE. Events in the present and near future unfold a tale that goes back in time over several books. Each volume deepens the meaning of future events and the final volume culminates in the events that began it all – inventor, Henry Barrington’s simultaneous discovery of the Barrington secrets and his own. (To discover more about the Skeleton Score Book series, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill).
The stakes are climbing. Henry’s invention finds its way to his daughter Rachel and a secret love child in Paris. His own office explodes. Rachel is killed. Her untimely death hits the airwaves. Without their tools we are hostages and helpless in a family war; a war with a long history set to climax now. We need their tools. Risk finds reward when we uncover their magic.
Here’s a slice of life in the day of the STAR, Rachel Barrington.
In the fictional saga, THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD, the dynamic new user based technology, MEND™ emerges in the first book: THE SKELETON SCORE. Rachel has just gotten off the stage. At her all-night celebration party, she dishes to her stylist about a fun iPad game she has been playing with a young child in Paris. It seems Rachel’s new song is a product of a back and forth conversation with this young child. Rachel though, has claimed the song as her own. [To discover more about the Skeleton Score Book series, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill].
Unfortunately Rachel is about to makes her way home for the last time. Her stylist, sent to disrupt Rachel’s success, has just found the unfinished MEND™ board. She is rounding up the killer who will find Rachel’s score and input the access code that everyone has been waiting for… except there will be one problem…
Find out more about the Barrington dynasty and the fight to control MEND™ by clicking on MEET THE MELODY MAKERS.
Three men steeped in a dynasty fight over the new invention, MEND™ musical encode decode come together for a fun-lovin’ party moment of thrill and excitement. In a matter of seconds, the inventor Henry Barrington’s office explodes. His star daughter Rachel is on her way home.
One of these men, a programmer, is in a fight with her father. He’s been dating Rachel. Soon he will be right behind her. He wants her to sing four particular notes that will ignite the access code to the MEND™ keypad. He doesn’t believe that she does not know what they are. Out of rage he ends her young life.
The saga THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD tells the story of Rachel’s amazing vocal ancestry and the secret village of Vaugirard where a map exists with the incredible acoustic markings of her signature family voice. The corporate family voice has a trading scheme that works the globe. Now that Rachel is dead, the route is inaccessible until a new portal access is found…
Click on the prequel book THE SKELETON SCORE. Find out how the map works! Lily Barrington wife of the inventor will show you how you can get MEND™ tools that propel you through the dynasty world. See how the Barrington clan stores their data using MEND™ memory. With Rachel gone, the next child in line will surface to tell her part of the saga. Once inside this magic, the Barringtons will possess you forever…
[To discover more about the Skeleton Score Book series, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill].