Yesterday, Aric Serrano, SJ, released a new collection of music, Recollections. Today, he offers us those tracks along with his motivation for writing.
The forced solitude of the pandemic led me to write music as a way of processing my experience. I wanted to write personal soundscapes that were both uplifting and reflective. I remembered the ordinary pre-pandemic moments that I missed and realized how God had been present in those. Composing music helped me realize how God is present even in these pandemic moments. The tracks blend ordinary sounds with a reflective soundtrack, representing the divine at work behind the simple moments.