Social distancing and the closing of school communities have been stressful in so many ways. To help ease worry and quarantine fatigue we thought we would share one of the student projects from Hillside School's Music for Mindfulness club. This is a group of students who have been working since October to master recording techniques, learn about hardware and software components of music recording and production, and to master the skills of equalizing, layering, looping, operating synthesizers, and editing tracks in music software settings.
This piece involved capturing nature sounds from the Hillside Backyard and other nature rich areas the students visited over the year. They then created compositions which were layered under the nature-scapes. Lastly, they added meditative text . The text they chose was "I am Peace" by Susan Verde, and we are very grateful to Dr. Ellen Whalen for being our narrator.
We hope you enjoy and find this student work relaxing and grounding. It is titled, "I Am Peace."
Hillside Intermediate School