Dear Sender is a community collaboration project. Fans send audio, video, text, art - anything they can think of! - and Dear Reader uses those things to create new music.
The first song is called "So Much Deadly" and was made using a guitar sample from Jan, a piano sample from Marie, and a beat from Alex. The lyrics come from a snippet of a text from Miri. Clarinet was played by Rosanna and bass is played by Graham. Thanks to Alex Parker for his help with the mix!
The song will be available on Bandcamp with 50% of proceeds going to Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe.
CHERILYN MACNEIL IS A SONG-WRITER, PERFORMER AND COMPOSER FROM JOHANNESBURG,
AS DEAR READER SHE HAS RELEASED FOUR STUDIO ALBUMS AND A LIVE ALBUM WITH THE BABELSBERG FILM ORCHESTRA.
MACNEIL ALSO COMPOSES MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION.
SHE HAS BEEN LIVING IN BERLIN, GERMANY SINCE 2010.
CYCLUS CYGNUS IS PART PERFORMANCE PIECE, PART CONCERT, PART INSTALLATION.
12 MECHANICAL SWANS DANCE ON THE WATER, ACCOMPANIED BY ELECTRONIC SOUNDSCAPES, A CHAMBER ENSEMBLE AND TWO VOICES.
THE PIECE MELDS NEW COMPOSITIONS WITH REWORKED OLD MUSIC PIECES, POETRY AND FIELD SAMPLES, CULMINATING IN A FUTURISTIC MIX OF ELECTRO, NEW MUSIC, POP AND OPERA.
CHERILYN COMPOSED THE THEME SONG AND SCORE FOR THE ANIMATED SERIES 'PETRONELLA APFELMUS' WHICH AIRS ON ZDF THIS APRIL.
WE LOVE MAIL!
Dear Reader asked friends and fans to take part in this song’s creation by sending videos of themselves singing and playing along. The result is a jubilant and heart-warming Christmas song that reaches out across borders, spreading it’s love far and wide - All proceeds from “The Happiest Time of the Year” are being donated to HelpRefugees