Hi everyone! My name is Cam. I am a PhD student in cancer research and medical physics in Edmonton, Canada.
I have also been a musician nearly my whole life, and have recently been slowly converting my basement into an amateur recording studio.
So, when I received Earth 16 and was asked to think of an artistic, creative action for Carry the Earth, the natural choice was to produce a song, or series of songs, representing the themes and communicating the message of the Carry the Earth project. I’ve made a Soundcloud playlist dedicated to Carry the Earth, which you can find here:
The song is a slower acoustic soft-rock (with a harder outro…turns out I can’t completely leave my rock roots!). Also featured throughout the track is my dad, an incredible pianist, with a characteristically beautiful solo at 02:20. I am in the process of finding a vocalist for this track (my usual vocalist/lyricist collaborator just became a new father, so understandably does not have the time) but this may take a while. Therefore, rather than delay Earth 16, I’ve decided to share the instrumental for now and send the globe on, and will update the story once the vocals are completed. If you are a vocalist that is interested in working on a Carry the Earth song and have an idea for this instrumental, please let me know!
But why stop at one song? Music is a very powerful method of sharing a message, especially with the capabilities of digital media. I was hoping to find other musicians in the Carry the Earth community to collaborate on this and potentially many other songs. If there is interest in this community, we could organize and continue filling the playlist with songs that follow the theme of Carry the Earth to help spread the message. We could maybe even produce a Carry the Earth album! The songs could be any style/genre. If there are any musicians that would like to contribute to either this song, or a larger Carry the Earth music project, please let me know. If there is enough interest and content, I could start a separate account dedicated to this and hopefully spread the message of Carry the Earth to as many ears as possible.
For anyone interested in the specific song details, a downloadable file of the song, and the chords/structure are in a google drive folder:
And if anyone wants even more details, the instruments used in the recording are (with some photos featuring appearances from Earth 16):
Recorded on a Focusrite iScarlett 18i20 interface into Cubase LE 9.5 software.
Thanks for reading, everyone!