1. Community
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‘Community’ is a song with a lyrical theme of deep ecology – the connection between all beings, ‘living’ and ‘non-living’, on earth. The lyrical concept was originally based on the approach of a “Council of All Beings” workshop, as run by deep ecology exponents Joanna Macy and John Seed. In a “Council of All Beings” attendants represent an element of nature (e.g. a stone, or a cockatoo), each espousing the value of the element to the ecosystem. ‘Community’ merges a ‘roots reggae riddem’ with ‘modal‘, ‘minor blues’ and ‘contemporary jazz’ chord progressions over three different sections: An eight bar chorus section; an eight bar verse section and; a minor twelve bar section for a horn soli and instrumental improvisations.