In times like these it’s even more important to find comfort in the little things. That’s why we’re inviting you to help us Make Some Joy!
HOW IT WORKS:
- Grab any instrument you’ve got — a guitar or violin, an old casio keyboard, a harmonica or theremin… Or make your own instrument out of bottles or wine glasses or vegetables. Or just use your voice to sing the melody.
- Use your phone to record the audio or video as you play the first eight bars of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. (Here is sheet music if you need it.)
- Send your audio or video to MakeSomeJoy@virginia.edu
CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS:
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Doug Brown and his lion puppet
- Josh Mandel playing harmonium from Frank Loyd Wright’s Robie house in Chicago
- WTJU’s Cameron Polson on his electric guitar
- WTJU’s Nathan Moore did an eerie whistling version
- David Sun’s smooth keyboard sounds
- Susan on the piano
Presented in partnership with The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and others.