The CT Collective was started by Michael Klobuchar using cassettes (remember them?) The group members contributed music by mailing a master tape which was distributed to the members as a CD. No one got paid for any of this! I found it a great creative stimulus, creating music to fit the theme and hearing how others interpreted it.

The focus on this project was to to compose a music to “furnish” a famous speech. A “great speech” is a speech that has a relevant historical, religious, political, artistic or social content. The goal is to realize a music encyclopedia of some important events

My track is ” Fight ’em on the Beaches” is a speech by Winston Churchill, 1940. I added looped guitar, plus a field recording of skylarks, in a tribute to the “nightingales and bombers” classic.

Available here.