The interactive website includes video interviews with Sheik and his collaborator, book writer and lyricist Kyle Jarrow, who discuss the creation and function of the musical.
The website also provides a plot synopsis and lyrics, as well as Edward Gorey-inspired illustrations, story animation and character descriptions. Also included is a music video of "Earthbound Starlight" featuring Sheik.
"Structured as a melodrama, each of the ten songs on the album weave together to tell the story of a child's grief and spinster's longing as seen through the eyes of the ghosts that haunt the remote, World War II-era Maine lighthouse where they live," read press notes for the album.
Songs on "Whisper House" include:
"Better to Be Dead"
"We're Here to Tell You"
"And Now We Sing"
"The Tale of Solomon Snell"
"Play Your Part"
"You've Really Gone and Done It Now"
"How It Feels"
"I Don't Believe in You"
"Take A Bow" To experience the website, visit WhisperHouse.
Sheik, who earned Tony Awards for his score and orchestrations on Spring Awakening, is also at work on the musicals The Nightingale and Nero with Tony-winning Spring Awakening collaborator Steven Sater. His albums include "Duncan Sheik," "Humming," "Phantom Moon," "Daylight" and "White Limousine."