So I am going to write some things out just to help organise them as there seems to be a lot going on.
I have decided to try several 'projects' that all fall under the Araby umbrella.
1 - Live Show.
What: A live music performance that will be streamed.
Why: Araby needs to perform music and tell stories, if we weren't in lockdown then I would be pout and about doing lots of this. Creating a single high quality live stream will hopefully gain more followers on the social medias and eventually lead to more interest when we come out of lockdown.
2 - Track Release
What: 3 new tracks (minimum) to be released online for peoples consumption.
Why: I haven't released any new music in so long which is RIDICULOUS considering I am a musician. I'm hoping to share these tracks to help promote the upcoming live show too, it will all build my social media following.
3 - Video Release
What: Music videos for the 3 tracks above.
Why: I think the visuals are going to be very important in my future work. I have always loved the music video medium as a story telling platform, so I am going to utilise this within the aesthetics of Araby.
4 - Writing Workshop
What: Delivery of an online Zoom/skype workshop aimed at primary aged children (and their parents).
Why: It could lead to work after lockdown and it will be nice for either the parents to take a break from home schooling OR it would be a nice way for the parents to 'go to school' with their kids.