Does anyone recognize this short??

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  1. joey7

    joey7 New Member

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    Ok, so I have the basic plot and I was wondering, hoping if someone can tell me who the author might be.

    Plot: A child living in the woods one day finds a house with a piano, and starts composing music. Turns out he's being secretly recorded.

    One day someone alters this "experiment" by leaving a record player and music, hearing this, it "destroys" the naive way in which he had been composing.

    Thats all I can remember.

    Is it a Bradbury short? Bova? Any information you can think of would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Joey
     
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    Flatlander Registered User

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    Sounds a lot like "Unaccompanied Sonata" by Orson Scott Card - it doesn't fit the description exactly but is pretty close (though that only covers the beginning of the story)
     
  3. joey7

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    Yes!!! That's it! I kind of gave up on this thread. Thank you so much!