Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World - YouTube: ""

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This song has been on my Ecojoy music list for a long time, but I couldn't say why.  It occurred to me today: Standing by me is a form of non-verbal communications. a way of saying that people can overcome fear when they support each other.

This version is especially meaningful in the discussion of Ecojoy because of the introduction of the Playing for Change idea: The technology of multi-track recording allows the producer to capture a song by multiple musicians in different locations at different times, and assemble the results into a single presentation.

This has been done for many years in audio recordings, but those are usually edited to sound as if all the music was played or sung at the same time and place.  Playing for Change music includes video, and shows the different locations and times.

Playing for Change couldn't be done economically without computers, digital audio technology, global air travel, and the Internet, including YouTube to coordinate the production and distribute the results.