Like so many other things in this unique time, the music industry has been dramatically affected by COVID-19 cancellations and among these, classical musicians in particular.
Musicians whose very nature of work is to be part of large groups of people playing instruments all in close proximity, classical musicians are now facing a huge obstacle. In attempt to help in the face of this unique adversity, Mustafa Khetty, is reaching out to classical musicians wherever they are located in isolation, giving them the separated audio tracks along with the written music for each instrument and asking them to record their part for the track, before he then puts them all together in production, forming the sound of a full orchestra. Mustafa is now also requesting that classical musicians who are out of work contact him if they would like to get involved with the project:
Listen to Solace performed Using Synthesised Instruments here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-E3VpwlOI
“Solace for Humanity is an experiment to invite instrumentalists and vocalists to re-record parts as well as play individual parts with improvisations from their home studios. Ideas would be incorporated into a longer overture. It’s about exchange, collaboration, co-creation and sharing. Lockdown isn’t lockout, our lives are in our heads, we live in thought. Creativity, idea generation, imagination is the hallmark of our being. The coronavirus has made us truly digital natives cruising in uncharted terrain, realigning our work and engagements”.
Are you a musician able to help Mustafa Khetty? Contact him by email here: