Video Update #5 – Iceland Composer Residency (2019) – Feona Lee Jones

Video Update #5 – Iceland Composer Residency (2019) – Feona Lee Jones



hey everyone Fiona Here I am at the East cured cemetery right now and whoa there are chickens in the cemetery okay that was kind of random anyways for those of you just joining us I was invited to the arts Iceland compose a residency here in East secured Iceland and I will be composing us have movement Requiem Mass which I am currently working on at the moment so you might be wondering why I'm here at a cemetery well the other day I was told there's gonna be funeral service and they asked me if I wanted to have part of my Requiem Mass perform next week yeah my piece isn't completely finished yet but we're gonna shoot for maybe three or four movements where we'll get together you know with hopefully at least six singers and sing through three or four of the movements of the Requiem and have it be open to the public so it's kind of like a presentation of my work in progress which I'm super excited about the whole point of a Requiem is to help Souls transition and peace you know help honor honor and acknowledge the the soul side of that have passed and so my music can can be there to kind of support that I am super grateful for that just very very peaceful here I'm just hanging out at the cemetery it's kind of random that I saw two chickens running around but I guess anything can happen in Iceland so the good news is that my GoFundMe goal has been crushed I am extremely grateful for all my supporters on GoFundMe you guys without your support I wouldn't be here working on this Requiem Mass so I just want to thank you thank you thank you for your support and your continued support for my my art my vision my music and I really really appreciate it I'm gonna keep the campaign open at this point so anything that's above the goal will be used strictly for the performance of the Requiem so that would include hiring singers having rehearsals printing of sheet music having a conductor possible instrumentalists and then also a documentation of the piece so if you feel like contributing to my campaign I will feature your name and all the future videos I make in Iceland and as you know music projects take a ton of support and there's not a lot of funding in the US for music projects so I just want to thank you from the bottom my heart is really thank you all of my supporters you guys are the reason I'm here and the reason I'm working on this piece so I just want to thank you and I want to dedicate this video that I made of my exploration in bulla fall which is kind of a top of a mountain in belong garvik so hope you enjoy it you

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