This is a new digital music archive, created by, and for the people of Waltham Forest. The musicians, singers, instrumentalists and producers who call this borough home are the beating heart of Waltham Forest and this, our archive, is born out of a collective desire to collaborate and galvanise at a time when the world has changed. Selected tracks from the archive will feature on a limited edition vinyl release.
We want to showcase as many local musicians as possible. Some of you will be part of the online archive and some will have the opportunity to feature on the vinyl release, which we will press at the end of the project. The online portal will include biographies, images, music and videos. We are also looking for people to produce 'Masters at Work' videos detailing how you turn your inspiration into creation.
● To galvanise the local music community, which is to say to have us collaborate to create new musical works and be more active and visible as a collective of creatives.
● To provide a soundtrack to people in isolation and also to establish long lasting bonds to be able to perform to you as and when we come back together as a society.
● To enlighten the residence of the borough of the extensive talent living here so as the venues of the borough host events of local artists, there will be a more engaged local audience