I hope your fall is getting underway with pumpkin-spiced items and fuzzy blankets of goodness.
Autumn for me is a time in the city when the energy changes; you can almost sense creativity in the air as the leaves change and projects begin.
And so..it is time for us to begin a project, too!
As some of you may know, this year marks Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary, and to celebrate, they are presenting "The Somewhere Project", inviting everyone to think on this idea, taken from the lyrics of the seminal West Side Story musical:
There's a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
To get a general sense of the many things Carnegie Hall will be doing this year related to West Side Story and The Somewhere Project, go here.
SOME EXCITING NEWS! Carnegie has teamed up with Soundfly to create a companion course for The Somewhere Project, and it's totally FREE. You'll learn about different elements of the history, production, inspiration, etc--AND be asked to come up with your own create work as inspired by the project.
This is where I come in!
I will be your guide, your coach, your mentor, your songwriting online go-to-gal, for The Somewhere Project. For the next 6 months we will be writing songs together, and sharing them as a community. Selected songs produced from the project may get featured in a Somewhere Project online gallery, or may even be performed live as part of a Neighborhood Concert.
The main thing is, LET'S WRITE MUSIC!
First, go HERE to sign up for Soundfly's free course. It's not required, but will be helpful.
Also, watch this video of "Somewhere" from the film version of West Side Story:
WHAT SONG/S DO YOU ENJOY WHICH EVOKE A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE?
START WRITING LYRICS OR A SONG BASED ON A SPECIFIC PLACE AND TIME
Here's one from me, written about a time when I was touring with the circus and knew it was time for me to leave:
HOW TO SHARE?
You can share here, in comments, on your own profile page, on the homepage, or on YouTube etc with hashtag #somewhereproject.
Feedback is encouraged and welcomed here as we write songs, but let's keep it constructive and positive in tone.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!