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2020 COVID Time -APRA AMCOS 3-2-1 Home Sessions

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Apra Amcos 3-2-1 Home Sessions
Restricted in our movements, with more time to be at home. A most welcome project that evolved during this time was the Apra Amcos 3-2-1 Home Sessions. The idea behind it was (3)three hours, (2)two songwriters and (1)one song.

STAV and Shirley Lynn

Teamed up with STAV we connected from afar for our virtual co-write. In the comfort of our homes we talked and evolved our ideas.

Stav was in Bellingen, New South Wales with her family at the time and we exchanged emails, used google docs, google drive, soundtrap and zoom to talk, chat and share. "Certain, Uncertain Future" was planned and would be a home produced recording, a shared outcome of layered sound with voices and instruments at play. I loved the opportunity to familiarise with some workings in Garageband to do some recorded aspects for the song too. Our 3-2-1 co-write took a bit longer as we allowed ideas to simmer and brew. Someone once told me, "A song takes as long as it does to write."

Stav engaged in a consultation process Micklo, a language teacher in the area about wanting to use the word, "Ngali" which is from the Gumbaynggirr Language. According to Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr legend, Old Man Dreaming is the profile of a warrior's face, "Ngali". It was Ngali’s job to protect women who came to give birth in Bellinger Valley. But Ngali fell asleep, and for his punishment he was turned to stone for all eternity. [Reference: Australias Guide NSW]
An outcome from Stav's consultation was that further language words were shared to be incorporated.

I first heard STAV perform in the Festival Song Circle at the Tablelands Folk Festival. Impressed with her ease as a performer and the quality of her songs, I'm so thrilled to have been involved in our co-write together. What a delight.

As the outcome from this project we look forward to being able to share the mastered song to make it available on all music platforms. An official video will be published to YouTube also.

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