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New Music Album - Product of Pandemic Learning Logic + Teacher Resource
Hey friends! I just released an album of the cinematic-style music composed during the pandemic. This story is not just of self-promotion, but also about 1) learning software by diving in head first and about 2) catharsis and finding your "self" through creative activities. Additionally, these tracks could be used with your students for inspiration and creative projects. (I would love to share them with you free of charge if they could be useful.)
When musicians found ourselves unable to make music with others during the pandemic, we had to seek alternative methods to remain creative and find our artistic release. For me, I spent countless hours learning to better use Apple's Logic Digital Audio Workstation and growing comfortable with new sample libraries that I might replicate the symphonic timbres of an orchestra from my studio. On the technical side, I would read manuals and watch all the YouTube resources I could find on the topic. On the creative side, I would wake early in times of stress, particularly when my parents were ill, and find my solace in front of the keyboard and DAW. The catharsis and comfort that came from engrossing myself in the act of creativity seemed to temporarily remove me from the reality of life. The tracks "Kyrie," "Libera Me," and "Requiescat in pace" are the first that come to mind.
I am still in awe of the technological developments that allow us to create music such as this with a laptop and powerful software such as Logic. Yes! And...that we can use these chunks of metal and other materials and the software built for them to express our emotions and find comfort.
This album includes 33 tracks, 95 minutes of music that I hope will allow your mind to wander and to imagine scenarios and images for each. I would be honored if my educator colleagues here would be interested in using any of this music to spark the imagination of their students as an activity or if it might supplement any creative work that you are doing with students such as videos or presentations. 😁
[EDIT: If you would like to download the audio files from this album for your use or that of your students in creative projects, you can access them all here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1es_qUJO_doujnpbj7U_C4TmZWFe6vsfN?usp=sharing]
Pandemic Sketches © 2023 by Donald Sorah is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Here it is on Apple Music! The album is also available on other music streaming platforms..
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