ATHENS DAY 4
Estimate 3 minutes reading
After yesterdays long night, (we got home at six in the morning and had a technical meeting).
It was time to reach out and find more musicians in Athens that we could collaborate with. Husein and Mehrdad were coming over for an interview, and in the meantime, we made calls and fussed with equipment and logistics.
They arrived at midday with their instruments, had a cup of tea and sat down. After the interview, and a bit of a jam, the group sat down to begin arranging a new song that was written by a friend of Husein in Syria. Using the program Noteflight, Damien and Husein sat for hours at the computer writing and interpreting the notation. Husein would sing, and Damien would transcribe them into the program. Occasionally they would test what they had written with the midi program to see if the voices matched the notation. Then, with Damien and Colin on two guitars, and Husein’s voice, the song began.
Later they would translate it into an arrangement that the entire group that is Pangea FC could introduce to the community in San Francisco. Their objective for this music is to present it to the crowds of San Francisco and beyond, and in doing so give a venue to the voices of people displaced by war. Music is capable of carrying us all to an understanding of each other.