Exploring and experimenting new imaginations with no boundaries and limitations, violin maestro Dr. Joanne Yeoh of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has produced and released a new album “Life, Interrupted” that consists of 10 songs which were all written during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Joanne said, even though the lockdown is seen to be in a negative light with nowhere to go and no one to meet, we can always turn this into an opportunity to explore and experiment.
“This was essentially how “Life, Interrupted” was produced and I hope this album will inspire others to live beyond their imaginations because truly, imaginations have no boundaries,” she told Malaysia World News (MWN) when contacted today.
With the sudden cessation of all live events and performances, she found a lot of time on her hands and started writing many songs.
“I recorded everything in my practice room with a very minimum set up. Thanks to the technology that made music production nowadays not bound by space or time.
“I am fortunate to have worked with one of Malaysia’s up and coming producer, Martin Looi who is instrumental with crafting fresh sounds for this album,” she said, adding that fans can stream her music on YouTube and Spotify.
According to Joanne, some of the musicians who played on her album recorded their parts on their own without having to step into recording studios. In general, musicians during lockdown had no choice but to make do with home recordings, learning as they go.
Joanne did not stop her efforts to move further after her album was released but has decided to produce some music videos to accompany her songs.
She explained that the productions of these videos were not bound by space and time. She called some of her artistic friends to come alongside with her vision.
“In all my videos I try to embody a sense of cross-art. I have collaborated with people from different artistic fields including dancer, painter, muralist and sand artist.
“I have two more music videos in the pipeline and for this, I am working with a game designer and a graphic artist,” she said. –Malaysia World News