This Way Now

By Ellen Bennett / November 26, 2020

“This Way Now” seems appropriate at this juncture in the pandemic. It has no melody, just chordal progressions with 4ths and 5ths lingering in the decay of the instrument voices. For me, the lack of melody speaks to an imbalance between darkness and light, anxiety and hope. Even with the promising vaccines on the horizons…

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Pre-Election Sunday

By Stanley Sagov / November 1, 2020

I’m struggling to get through these pre-election days and turning to music for solace and engagement. So, this morning, two days before the upcoming monumental event, I composed this piece and sketched my feelings as well.   Stanley Sagov · a day in a life pre-election sunday2020   Copyright © 2020 Stanley Sagov Stanley SagovStanley…

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Take Five: Elements

By John Shapter / November 1, 2020

During the early stages of the pandemic, people seemed to experience a period of numbness, almost disbelief, that this was actually happening, followed by a period of dawning reality that it wasn’t just going to fade away. By late April, in the UK, there was a growing sense of fear, too, as death figures were…

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Thank God for Dogs!

By Lori Fogler-Nicholson / October 29, 2020

Never before has the companionship of a dog meant more than during this pandemic. As we shelter in place and wait for the next turn of events, there’s one thing we can count on in the face of uncertainty—the love of our dogs. As an expression of gratitude for all that dogs provide us, I…

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Music for Homeworking: A Lockdown Project

By John Shapter / September 19, 2020

Well, it is official. Coronavirus lockdown has changed our working landscape for the foreseeable future. Recent polls showed that many people who have been working from home during the pandemic do not want to change the arrangement. It might be because of continued health risk worries, it might be that they do not want to…

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Isolation Blues

By John Shapter / September 8, 2020

Isolation Blues: keyboard, conch, homemade single-string guitar, Roli Lightpad, rattles. Performed by Headzic, aka John Shapter Headzic · Isolation Blues I am a musician and a performer. When the lockdown was announced in March it felt as though the rug had been pulled out from under me. A gig I had the next week was…

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