I moved a stone today...
The words below are an excerpt from a Dutch song.
I moved a stone in a river today
The waters will never flow the same again.
A dear friend of reminded me of this song when I questioned the effectiveness of my work. "Seemingly small shifts or differences may have a profound impact for a lifetime" she said.
Your support, no matter in what shape or form it comes, no matter how insignificant it may seems at the time, will change the course of my life's work, and in turn the lives of all the people that benefit from it. For that I am immensely grateful.
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Music and vocals
Copyrights for all music used is Sitdance has to be obtained. Paying for copyrights is extremely expensive and often comes with limitations that do not serve Sitdance. Therefore I create music specifically for Sitdance, so that pieces are the right duration, the right speed, and have notes in the right places that non-verbally communicate to the dancers what to do, when. The music has to be more than 75 years old, or traditional and have no known authors , or has been granted permission for use before one can create ones own version.
Sitdance has been very fortunate that quite a few musicians and vocalists have contributed their talents voluntarily. Some music is live, some has been digitally composed and created, some vocals have been combined with digitally composed works.
If you are a musician and or vocalist, a composer, or a LogicProX expert and would like to contribute your talents, then please get in touch, I would love to hear from you.
Marcel is a member of couchsurfing.org an online hospitality network. Its free to members. It is a fantastic way to meet locals, stay with locals, meet traveller and host travellers. I have hosted many travellers at my home in Wellington New Zealand. The site enables you to create an extensive profile and it has a fantastic reference system that allows you to check out people before you host, or stay. As the name couchsurfing suggests, hosting could literally mean offering your couch for the night. If I am near you, and you feel like hosting me, do get in touch.
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