Local label Tremorverse Records, in collaboration with Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute, is thrilled to present a new compilation album featuring original songs from isolated music students the world over, with submissions now open. Songs From Home is set to once again obliterate genre boundaries and navigate the multimodal soundscapes that music students have to offer.
An exercise in isolation curation, students from Music Institutions across the globe are invited to upload original works, created during the COVID-19 social distancing lockdown, by midnight Friday 22 May for a chance to be featured on the album. Prospective tracks can be collaborative, multi-genre, instrumental, traditional or experimental. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, there are no limitations here. Songs From Home is inclusive of all genres and styles from students globally.
“Music students, like everyone else, have had big changes in their lives as a result of this pandemic. They can no longer go to band practice, choir practice, their own or others gigs or festivals. Events that might have defined their way of living have been cancelled and they no longer see their friends face to face. They also may have lost their part-time jobs and be back at the family home. Conversely, they may now have more time and quiet to explore other aspects of their creative expression – learn a new instrument, collaborate in a different way.
Creating and experiencing music is a very human and interactive experience and that has altered. We thought this compilation might be a way to collate and document the creative response to this pandemic from music students. It gives a purpose or a goal where some may have been lost. It is open to all music students across the world and encourages new ways of working and creating together.” – Merida Sussex, Tremorverse Records
Set to be released in June 2020, Songs From Home will be available to stream via AWAL on all good streaming platforms and to purchase through Bandcamp, with all proceeds going directly to the students featured on the compilation, as a way to give emerging artists a leg-up in this time of great difficulty.
The world was not expecting to spend 2020 in isolation and for many, it is not necessarily where we wanted to be. This compilation is a space for expression for new and emerging artists written in this time of isolation. So if you have a track about this strange isolation, a song that you wrote to help get you through, or maybe just something you created as a distraction from reality, Tremorverse wants to hear it! Upload your track to the Songs From Home compilation submissions today.
Songs From Home compilation submissions are now open until Friday 22 May midnight AEST via tremorverse.com
Submissions will need to include:
Link to your song
A mixed song (the song needs to be recorded in high resolution)
Include all the credits for the song
Include your full name and contact details with a little bio about yourself
Include a short video about the track and what it means for you