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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

While the World Waits online launch

Copy of Copy of Copy of CD on background launch title for FBK event
Saturday 21 August 2pm. Live and online.  Featuring performances by a couple of the artists from the album plus hear from the producer and get an insight into the backstory of the project. Missed it? You can re-watch it.

‘While the World Waits’ is a compilation album of 15 original tracks by musicians from the NSW Central West.

The album: In response to the impacts of Covid-19 on the local music industry, Arts OutWest commissioned 15 songwriters across 11 local government areas in the region to each write a song reflecting their experiences of 2020. The album is a professionally produced, beautiful sound-capsule of this time in our lives.
Embracing hope: What people said about the online launch event for ‘While the World Waits’
Launched Saturday 21 August via Facebook Live
Lockdown meant switching the launch of the album from a small industry gig to an online one – which meant a far bigger audience (we reached over 1000 people through views, shares and later catch ups). It became more than a celebration of the album, it was a beautiful, positive afternoon of solace and interaction (yes, we saw you doing back up vocals in the chats Sophie Jones).
The launch featured live performances by two artists from the album, Kris Schubert of ‘The Saftey of Life at Sea’ (who also produced the album at his Boat Shed Studio in O’Connell) and Canowindra’s Nerida Cuddy plus the first viewing of Josh Maynard’s ‘Atomic War’ film clip.
A HUGE thanks to the talented and calm Kevin Ng at the CSU Media Centre in Bathurst who was our Facebook Live wiz (everyone needs to know a Kevin).
A few comments from the launch audience:
“It was good for the soul and 100% fab for music in the region. Absolutely astounding team.”
“The album, the whole afternoon embraced hope.”
“Fantastic! What a great way to spend Saturday afternoon.”
“Wonderful work everyone – congratulations to all performers and to those who put this all together”
“2MCE started playing the album this week, it’s fabulous!!”
“What a great bunch of artists.”
“Makes me proud to know there is so much talent in our local area.”
“Can’t wait for COVID to get to a more manageable level to the point where live music isn’t having to be constantly pushed back… think the building supports are firmly in place to ensure this region can thrive musically. So much talent across a variety of genres!”‘
“Onya for showcasing local talent.”

The album was funded by the NSW Government’s Arts Restart package.

Album cover image: Steven Cavanagh ‘3:11 – 3:16am Wednesday 6 May 2020’ (still from video projection (c) 2020.