Pub­lished on November 20, 2017
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.