I play instruments with strings, though not the guitar! (My main instrument is the harp, but you might also hear some piano, viola or cello, perhaps even a uke...)
This will be my second FAWM (last year I did the concept album based on family life with my kids’ voices involved throughout)... this year I’ve been feeling clueless. But I have been given some funding to develop my work with music in end of life care, and part of that is to support my creating new music, so this would be a good place to explore that. And on the site-reset day, I woke up with loads of song titles buzzing round my head, so now I’m raring to go!
Due to the nature of the work, my arrangements will be simpler, so single instrument, with vocal, though I know I won’t be able to resist adding harmony lines!
I’d also be really keen to do more collaborations this year, time allowing.
Pic is of my son from a couple of years ago, who used to love running up and down the windowsill with his uke! So proud of himself too!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Yay harp! Looking forward to hearing your music!
Let's do this! 😁
Oh wow, I love your harp playing, too! I might be interested in collaborating if I have any time for this FAWM thing this year 😉
Your concept from last year looks great ... I'm a new parent this year and trying to figure out whether/how to fit fawm in! My kid obviously is not old enough to really participate at this point.
I noticed you were talking about music for end-of-life care, have you listened to THe Caretaker? You really should, it's very haunting and beautiful. I think his perspective is more to express how dementia feels from the point of view of the person experiencing it -- I think. I can't remember all the details.
Anyway that's a great concept and would be quite interesting. My grandmother died with Alzheimer's quite a while ago but her state-of mind then is something that still strikes me now. I wrote a song about it at the time. Not sure if I still have it.