FAA Artist-in-Residence: Alex Good (August 1-7)

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Fredericton musician Alex Good will create an organic and collaborative piece of music, with the participation of local volunteers.

Fredericton musician Alex Good will create an organic and collaborative piece of music, with the participation of local volunteers. The piece will come together over the course of Good’s week-long residency with the Fredericton Arts Alliance, from Aug. 1 to 7.

Good will invite volunteers to contribute to his project by joining a Zoom call and adding a sound to the piece. Contributions may be made using musical instruments, or household objects.

“Participants could create percussion using something as simple as a bucket,” said Good. 

Members of the “band” need not have musical experience, as Good will guide virtual rehearsals and handle the arrangement of the final piece. Good hopes that this project will give people a sense of contribution to their community. 

“The music composed and performed by the community will ask the question: What do I personally have to bring to our community?,” he said. 

The process of creating this piece will be shared daily via the FAA’s social media pages. At the end of the week, Good plans to record the final product and share the performance online. The final video will be shown as an exhibition later in the summer; date and location are to be determined.

Good is a composer and multi-instrumental performer. He writes instrumental pieces and songs which challenge and confront issues of social justice and equality. He is currently completing his second album for release in mid-August.   

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