Music video featuring photography by seniors from Without Borders, Without Limits [8′] 2021.
Music: Composed and performed by Juliet Palmer with vocalist Mingjia Chen and guitarist/vocalist Alejandra Nuñez.
Video: Juliet Palmer with photography by program participants
Without Borders, Without Limits
During the most isolated time of the pandemic, I collaborated with a group of seniors, amateur photographers gathered together by Jessica Dargo Caplan and Without Borders, Without Limits. This was one of the most moving experiences of shared music-making I’ve had, even with the challenges of multilingual online collaboration. The resulting video — CAPTURAMOS EL MOMENTO 我们记录这一时刻 WE CAPTURE THE MOMENT — combines participants’ photo diaries with online movement and a song springing from their creative writing. Such joy in sharing and listening! It reminded me of the profound connections that music and creativity can weave between us. The closeness and mutual care we witnessed were musical touchstones for the two other composers I brought into the mix: Mingjia Chen and Alejandra Nuñez.