Music for Hard Times
“Is it possible to use the tools of classical art music to make people feel better?”
Composer Danny Clay and avant-garde duo The Living Earth Show (Andy Meyerson and Travis Andrews) set out to answer that question. In this livestream, we present the result: Music for Hard Times, a work of experimental music commissioned by The Living Earth Show as a sonic resource for comfort and calming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music for Hard Times is an eight-movement work crafted using a series of composed “calming exercises” recorded independently in the musicians’ homes using instruments, voices, field recordings, and found objects.
For this livestream, we present Music for Hard Times accompanied by a film by John Fischer commissioned by the musicians, who introduce the film and take questions about the project afterward.