Wollongong City Council has thrown its support behind local musicians, and music, through the development of a new song and video which is being launched to promote Make Music Day on Sunday 21 June.
Originating in France 38 years ago, Make Music Day is a truly international affair, with support of the initiative stretching across more than 750 cities in 120 countries.
The concept behind Make Music Day is that all musicians share their music for free whether through their own gig, supporting a musical organisation or getting involved in an event using a digital platform. In addition, even those who can’t play or sing a note, are encouraged to pop on a record or device, and appreciate the skill that’s involved in making music, and the way music influences our lives.
Council, has employed six local musicians and music director Jeremy Boulton to produce a brand new song and music video to promote Make Music Day.
The artists include local folk trio Dear Violet, Erin Hand, Tim Moxey and Sako Dermenjian. The musicians composed and produced a new single, In Our Hands, and shot a music video over a three-day workshop period.
“This is a really exciting and inspiring initiative and one that celebrates collaboration and creativity. I just love it,” Wollongong Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.
“I applaud these artists for coming onboard and getting involved in this creative challenge. Now it’s time for the rest of Wollongong to hear their song, support their courage, and to get out and make some music next Sunday.”
In Our Hands will debut on the City of Wollongong and Creative Wollongong Facebook pages on Sunday 21 June. On this date there will also be free live music in Globe Lane, Wollongong between 12 noon-2pm.