Orchestras world wide have had to stop performing due to COVID-19, after all they’re essentially large groups of people playing instruments all in close proximity…. something which, obviously, can’t happen in these current times, so what can musicians who play in orchestras do?
Classical Composer Mustafa Khetty has come up with an innovative idea to allow classical musicians o carry on making music!
Appealing to classical musicians worldwide, especially to those in areas most affected by Coronavirus, including Italy and Iran, Mustafa is recording his new single ‘Solace’ whilst avoiding the need for direct human contact. Asking musicians to record their individual parts in the comfort of their own home, with their home recording equipment, Mustafa provides the music, individual tracks and written music for them to then play their part and send the recorded file back to him.
Once Mustafa has all the separate parts, Mustafa brings them all together in his audio editing software to create the sound of an orchestra, all without any people coming into contact face to face!
“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”.
Mustafa is looking for more musicians to get in contact him to take part – If you are a classical musician looking for work contact Mustafa Khetty via email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to an early demo of the track made with synthetic strings before Mustafa collates the records which he is sent below: