Challenge #4: Music In Isolation
Week of May 25, 2020
We are living in extraordinary times.
An era which will be remembered in history when time stood still and we were forced to stand apart...isolated.
Yet, while we are separated, musicians and artists have been inspired to come together (virtually) and produce music…and these collaborations exemplify the tenacity and creativity of the human spirit.
Your task is to create a chart which catalogues selections of the extraordinary music which is being created in this moment in time.
Share your findings with the hashtag: #musicinisolation
Pencil or Pen
Access to Internet (Youtube, Spotify, etc.)
STEP 1: Locate an example of music created in isolation
Examples of key search terms are "virtual choir", "quarantine edition" or "stay at home edition".
STEP 2: Listen to the recording with a critical ear
Is this a recording which will stand the test of time?
What qualities make this recording stand out to you?
Write down all of your ideas!
STEP 3: Annotate your selections in your table
This next step is very important as it gives the piece context in history.
What is the rationale behind the recording?
Why was this music created?
Who created it?
Was there cause or fundraising goal?
Be sure to add this to your description of the recording.
STEP 4: Share your findings!
The next step is crucial - you need to share your findings with others! Share this incredible music and this remarkable period in musical history.
Follow this link for a data collection chart:
Follow this link for more of my video collection:
As inspiration for your challenge, I am sharing the start of my own list: