Essential Work(er)s Project

Essential Work(er)s Project

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 3.00pm

This summer, we invite you to join in supporting new musical creation. Over the past several months, I’ve been a contributing musician in the Essential Work(er)s Project, a virtual concert series for an age of pandemic.

We are so excited to debut this music through our summer series. We will be releasing a new composition on the 1st and 15th of July and August via Patreon (www.patreon.com/ewp). You can subscribe to the entire series for as little as $20 (just $5 per piece), or you can contribute more for additional levels of access and involvement.

Your subscription to this series helps support working musicians during a challenging time. In serving as a patron for new musical work, you also promote and foster the creation of new art, and speak to music’s enduring value. Artists have always helped individuals interrogate their shared humanity. The Essential Work(er)s Project provides a space for musicians to continue this work during a time of pandemic, and provides an important mechanism for mutual aid. Proceeds from this project will help support those musicians — in this project and beyond — who have lost a core source of their livelihood due to the pandemic. While our summer performances schedules have been cancelled, virtual summer series like this one carry on.

Artists have always helped individuals interrogate their shared humanity, and we certainly need more of that these days. By creating a space for musicians to continue this work during a time of pandemic, and providing a mechanism for mutual aid, the Essential Work(er)s Project is actively exploring the contours of our current physically-distant lives.

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