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Hey, sometime after I finish my PhD...

...would anyone be interested in being in a Fediverse Virtual Choir to sing some of my work so I can put recordings online?

Eric Whitacre did this (not on the Fediverse) and it worked super well. I... definitely don't have his resources, but I can probably film a conducting track that people can sing to.

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I'm a choral composer; I like to release my music under free culture licences, usually CC by-SA.

I'm working on a PhD in contemporary sacred choral composition.

I'm neurodivergent, and I have multiple healthcrap issues. I'm a migrant. I'm Christian.

You can find my work at and fund it at

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I also run Cecilia's List, a project to highlight Christian sacred music composed by people who are not men. That's very much on the back burner for the time being because of PhD stuff, though.

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New rule:

You don't get to say "oh, you could sell that on Etsy/set up a Patreon/write an e-book and sell it/etc" unless you promise to buy stuff from the person you are saying it to, at a price that pays them a living wage for their time *after* material and admin costs.

I'd say "I don't make the rules" but I totally just made a rule, there, so.

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

@ queer creators

im a budding musician & wanna practice more, but have trouble finishing tracks, so i want deadlines

if you're making something, & you want free thematic music, & don't mind if it sounds generic/amateurish

dm me! i don't want money, just deadlines & prompts :3

boosts encouraged! :boost_ok:

But I don't need any more projects. 

I will repeat my offer to anyone in the US or Canada who is interested in starting a union: if you want to start a union, shoot me a message and I can give you resources, share my experiences, and help you figure out how to get started.

I'm going to be updating my list of creative :fediverse: Fediverse instances soon, so I'm putting out the call!

🎼 🎥 📸 👗 💃 🍳 🎭 🎨 ✍️ 🎮 🖼️

If you know of any Fediverse instances with a focus on any creative industries, hobbies, genres, etc., please reply here and let me know!

Not just Mastodon, either. If it's part of the Fediverse I want to know about it!

Thank you! :boost_ok:

New organist starting at church today. He's younger than I am and probably a better musician, certainly a better keyboard player, though I have more experience playing in church.

I am going to need to be pretty careful not to be too bossy; it's clear I will still be involved in the music. I was offered first refusal on the job, and "not now" was the right answer for me, and this guy is great. But it's still weird for me!

Hello my friend's band put out an EP and it's extremely fucking good if you like Guided by Voices type power pop, like how are my friends so talented wow

food in gardening context, critter identification, picture of bugs, please boost 

That @marnanel has written a protest song to a well known tune.

It's public domain, and they would love to hear a better recording as theirs is rather rough.

Can you help?

Recording and lyrics here:

not enough
she reportedly said
when asked by a friend
how many times she'd been
arrested for protest;
not enough, she said,
when asked how much
was being done to stop
building nuclear arms, to
stop building prisons, to
stop arming other nations,
to pay attention to climate;
not enough, the newspaper
reported, as she passed away
in her 100th year, the other morning,
decades after she decided
not enough was never going to be
nearly enough but was always worth

#smallpoems for F. Crowe

Anyone who saves a large variety of seeds have a good method for organizing them? My mess of dishes, baggies, jars, envelopes, and pockets is not sustainable.

Boosts appreciated!

request -- information on music technology programs 

Putting out another call: I'm looking for #musicians using #Linux or #opensource software to create their tunes.

All genres welcome, as long as it's quality!

This is for my podcast Linux For Everyone. To be honest, this stuff is hard to find.

Help me find it!

The Long Game of Creativity: If You Haven’t Created a Masterpiece at 30, You’re Not a Failure

I think I'm going to have to remove some text to fit comfortably into the time limit, too.

It's Blake, in rhyming couplets, so I have mixed feelings about this. Not hard to take some bits out and reduce repetition of words like "smile" and "beguile" but he... put the repetition in for a reason, yes?

Also this is 'A Cradle Song' from Songs of Innocence. If you read its counterpart in Songs of Experience it's kindof creepy.

It's a set text, though, so not my decision.

I have a big deadline next Sunday for final work in PhD portfolio, so of course I spent the last 3 hours writing a lullabye for a competition, also due Sunday.

There's nothing like a week of people saying "So, what are your plans after the PhD?" to make me doubt my ability to support myself as a composer.

If you like my choral music and want to support me financially so I can continue to put new works online under licenses, please consider one of the options at

a tour of carillon -
An enormous tower filled with 100 tons of bronze bells, some the size of a car, that you play with a massive keyboard at the top of the tower.

video by Rob Scallon.

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