Saturday, April 19, 2008

Songcraft celebrates its First Year Anniversary

Congratulations to Songcraft on its First Year Anniversary.
Songcraft 1st Year Anniversary

Actually it's about a week short of a full year since the first meetup (not that it mattered).

Jeremy and Kah Loong decided to spice things up a little by holding the session "under the stars", at Fort Canning Park. The place was humid, given the exceptionally warm weather for the past few weeks. But Jeremy ensured we were as comfortable as possible by buying straw mats, mosquito coils, florescent lamps.

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Songcraft 1st Year Anniversary

I could peek at the moon above the tree canopy; tendrils of smoke from the mosquito coils fanned by the occasional breeze; the croaking of the bull frogs as musical accompaniment to performances of original compositions: there were instances when I thought we'd retreated to some magical realm.

Ended with a birthday song, with a delicious birthday cake.
Songcraft 1st Year Anniversary

Congrats, Songcraft.

And well done, Jeremy.

[Afterthoughts: As I commented at this post, what’s significant was how some members have gone from no practical knowledge of how to 'record/ edit/ arrange/ share their songs digitally' to being able to do all that AND complete several collaborative songs with one another, mostly done digitally also. It's a very real, tangible and measurable progress of how far the group has come.]

3 comments:

  1. You're quick, Ivan.
    You know what, I teared abit when I saw the pic n read the post about the very first session.

    :)

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  2. "I could peek at the moon above the tree canopy; tendrils of smoke from the mosquito coils fanned by the occasional breeze; the croaking of the bull frogs as musical accompaniment to performances of original compositions: there were instances when I thought we'd retreated to some magical realm."

    Wow, well said Ivan! Couldn't have said it any better!

    And thanks for the kind words too. Songcraft has certainly come a long way.

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  3. it sure look nice and cosy... wished i was there. happy birthday songcraft!!

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