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  • Quee MacArthur

Everything Online

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

I’ve learned new things about communicating and using new technology while working online since the lockdown started.

In the past, I’ve worked remotely to create music for projects and didn’t meet any of the other collaborators, but that tended to be unusual.

At the start of lockdown, I wrote and recorded music for a short dance film with a director who was in the U.S. Communicating by email was highly effective as we were in very different time zones.

Recently, I’ve done some teaching work with RCS Transitions Programme and really enjoyed the new process of talking with everyone through an online platform.

I’ve missed playing live gigs and it’s been hard to see all the dates in the diary pass by… I’ve found myself thinking about which of my friends might have come along to those gigs and how we’d have had a good catch up.

I’m at a bit of a loss to describe how it feels, knowing it won’t be possible to get together for a long time.

It’s a huge challenge trying to find an online way of playing live together because of the latency in transmitting sound from several different locations. With Shooglenifty, we’ve had some success in pre-recording and editing music and video together. The results were a good laugh, even if we couldn’t enjoy one another’s company at the time!

All interesting experiences. But I do look forward to the time when we can all be back in the room together.

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