Musical Brainwaves – The Finished Song
July 6, 2011
In previous posts “My Involvement With Musical Brainwaves” and “Musical Brainwaves – Using The Home Recording Studio” you would’ve read about my involvement in this 6 week Songwriting Project held in conjunction with Flinder University and its Community Re-entry Program.
Well, last Friday was the CD launch party of the song “The Second Time Around” written by Heather Frahn, members of the Community Re-Entry Program and myself.
Held at Flinders Uni, it was a very simple affair with about 50 people ranging from members of the project, their carers and Flinders Uni staff and students in attendance.
After an introduction from the Co-ordinator of the Community Re-entry Program it was our turn to give an outline of what we had been doing for the last 6 weeks (well Heather did most of the talking).
Once we finished Heather put on a video collage she made out of all the photos and images taken during the project with the finished song as its soundtrack. Well, there was not a dry eye in the room, it was very powerful stuff. it went down so well Heather was asked to run the video again.
The launch was a great success.
Heather and I during one of our recording sessions
While I was watching the video I was feeling the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and cold shivers running down my spine. This hardly ever happens to me at all but last Friday I was deeply touched, moved and inspired by the event.
I realised that over the past 6 weeks I was provided with proof that music can still matter and that it can still make a profound difference in people’s lives.
I was immensely proud of what we had all achieved with the writing of the song and especially how the finished product sounds as it was totally recorded at home.
Here is the finished product for you to enjoy.
The Second Time Around
Once I get hold of Heather’s video montage of the song I’ll post it up here.
You have to see it to believe it.