(feature spec script) Stuart Lumiere is seven years old and plagued with visions far beyond his age: the end of the world, but also music from far-off lands, and the sense that there is music in objects. His father, Thomas, is a creatively frustrated opera tenor recovering from the death of his wife. Angie Butler is a last-decade pop star attempting a rebound, with a theory about ‘mirror neurons.’ Sam Damari, a Yemenese shop clerk, is writing a brilliant fantasy novel about magical elephants, but the FBI suspect otherwise. Augustine Tounkara might just be the next Joni Mitchell, if she can just break free of her conservative parents and journey to a music festival in southern Mali. Disparate characters, all searching, all linked by music and a common yearning, try to find meaning and connection in a fractured modern world teetering on the edge of collapse. A magic realist parable about how to live in the 21st Century.