Monthly Archives: July 2018

Audio: “Tempo Rubato”

My short story “Tempo Rubato” was published in the¬†Dalhousie Review¬†in their Fall, 2016 edition. Guest editor Ronald Huebert was kind enough to include the story in his editor’s notes:

And I must mention the last story in this issue, Matthew Bin’s “Tempo Rubato,” which I read as a deeply sensitive work of mourning performed by a seventeen-year-old boy (Thomas) for the loss of his older brother (Edward) in the early stages of World War I.

The story came to me and tumbled out in a matter of hours in the fall of 2016. I sent it out to fifteen Canadian literary venues on a chilly February morning, and the Dal accepted it. It’s been in the Sample Work section of this site since last year.

However, onward progress! I have been learning a little bit about audiobooks lately, and I decided that I’d try this as my first recorded work. So for better or for worse, here’s the audio recording of “Tempo Rubato”.

(It’s also available as an mp3 here, if you’d prefer to download it and listen to it some other way.)