Elegy (www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-WLlO6-8Y0)

The song was written in memory of a former student of mine who passed away from a stroke two weeks ago at the age of 21. It was a way of expressing my feelings. This is the message I posted on Facebook:

Wow…Kitty, I don’t know what to say. We’re all going to miss you. At least, during your short life (far, far too short), you were able to touch so many people in a positive way. That’s a big accomplishment that not many of us can achieve. Even the younger students here have all been talking about how wonderful you are …your smile, your liveliness, your leadership. You inspired a lot of people. In our memories, in the way you’ve changed us, you’ll always be around.

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Three new free background music tracks

Three new free background music tracks (Songs 10-12) have been added to the Free Background Music Series

You can use these music recordings for any non-commercial projects that you are working on (e.g., video, animation, presentations, etc.); just provide  credit (music by longzijun). You can refer to the Terms of Use for more information.

Background Music 12: Dreams

Dreams (www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRtHl9n-G3o)

This is the most popular song in the series. It was originally composed for a video done by students in my school’s Creative Media Studio team. They interviewed people about their dreams in life (see their video: (www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbLf9QZ-njY). The song was mainly composed on a Korg M50 synthesizer and is influenced by Indonesian gamelan music and minimalist music.   

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