3.20.20 Art in times of crisis
Updated: Mar 25, 2020
The past few days have prompted a lot of reflection - how could they not as we all adjust to new ways of interacting and being amid the COVID-19 pandemic. I have ways that I can contribute through work, and am continuing to compose (the May concert in England has been canceled, however there are other projects I am working on). However, in the hopes of maybe offering some distraction or ways to meaningfully engage with things you might not otherwise have time for, I am including in this email a whole heck of a lot of my media: YouTube playlists, Spotify playlists, and Soundcloud links.
Also, as we all have a lot more solitary time, musical practice continues to be an excellent way to use time productively and engage different parts of your brain, and for musicians whose gigs have been canceled or indefinitely postponed, you might need something to do...
Upon request, I am happy to send anyone PDFs of any of my solo music free of charge.
Solo works include pieces for piano, alto flute, clarinet, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass
Honestly, if you'd like to look at my chamber music, or even orchestral I would be happy to send any of my PDFs for free, really. In terms of being able to fully engage with the music, solo seems to make the most sense right now. We're all in this together, even as we're physically distanced by COVID-19 containment efforts. Art can still connect us.
Soundcloud Playlists: Click on these links to go to Soundcloud playlists of Peter's music
Youtube Playlists: Click on these videos to begin a playlist from Peter's numerous projects
Aspects of Landscape: Music inspired by the world of John Hitchens (released 3/12/20)