Album: For Our Children: A Benefit for Sandy Hook
The Sound for Good record label has partnered with Healing Newtown (healingnewtown.org), a division of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, to help support the community by offering the new release, For Our Children: A Benefit for Sandy Hook available to everyone who donates just $1 (or more). Under the direction of Sounds for Good Records owner Jack Hertz and project coordinator Jessica Waters (Magnetic Wind), 30 artists from around the globe have come together to support the healing process of those impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy of December 14th, 2012. This album serves as sound healing comfort for children and adults throughout the world.
There is an interesting mix of music within the 30 tracks of the album. Much of it is in the New Age music category, and includes ambient, electronic, acoustic, chant, kirtan, folk, spoken word/poetry, world music influences, and more. I am honored to have my own ambient instrumental composition, “Deep Diver Suite” included on the album. All the tracks can be heard at the website, and for as little as $1, or how ever much you can give, the entire 30 song album can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Album art .pdf with artist’s roster are also included.
Sound for Good is a record label that publishes and promotes new music as a means to support good causes. Charities that S4G Records has collaborated with include: Hurricane Sandy Relief, The Farm Sanctuary, The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Trees for the Future, and others. For Our Children is an independent project that is supported directly by the artists, and is not for profit or monetary gain in any way. All the artist’s music is given freely, and proceeds from this album are directly donated by the Bandcamp system to Healing Newtown, supported by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.
The message of the album is to shine your light. “We have come together to honor all our children; their laughter, their joy, their magic, their energy, their love.”