We are very excited to have teamed up with Exeter Phoenix and Beaford to present Devon’s contribution to a music collaboration from Bristol based producers Sound UK. A national music project, A Song For Us celebrates the power of music in bringing communities together.
Conceived and produced by Sound UK, A Song for Us uses music to bear testimony to a time like no other. A Song for Us is a collection of music that encapsulates the wide range of experiences and emotions we are living through. It reminds us of the positives, celebrates those to who we owe so much, bears witness to people’s losses and struggles. We want this to bring artists and communities together despite being apart. To create a musical time capsule of what we all desperately hope will be a once in a generation event.
We want the public to help build a music map of the country for this historic time. Anyone can do this by sharing a favourite track or creating their own song that holds special meaning.
Leading singer-songwriters and composers have been commissioned by Sound UK and local partners to create new songs. Inspired by the people of our Devon county Seth Lakeman has written a new song, which will be performed by local choirs and ensembles. Due to current restrictions each song will be recorded live remotely and edited together as an online film. The first songs will be streamed online from 23 March 2021 at asongforus.org