This song began as a “percussion collage” of found sounds around my home.
Performed, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Camelia Jade.
This song began as a “percussion collage” of found sounds around my home. It is inspired by the book "Saborami" by Cecilia Vicuña and written as part of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle in April 2020. In the book, the author collects objects and creates art pieces and poems infused with magic. The book takes place before, during and after the military coup in Chile in the 1970’s when Chile is shutdown and changed forever. What inspired me was that in the midst of these events (which I have heard about my entire life), she states that “art should be done by everyone” and that “art was born for playing and though people may have forgotten, it is time that they remember. joy is a necessity.” These ideas inspired me to experiment and create a piece that would capture this moment in time, infused with sounds and textures of springtime activity, a bittersweet moment of beauty, grief and joy.
You will see that the percussion sounds were created from a hammer, a saw, a paintbrush and hands clapping. You will also hear the birds around my home and leaves crunching underfoot.
The lyrics were created by me, with translation help from my mother, Marly Moil-Lazenby.
Released May 1, 2020
Percussion: hands clapping, hammer, saw, paintbrush, bird song, leaves. Guitar, Voice, Bass: Camelia Jade.