Purple Songs Can Fly Project


Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique project that provides a musical outlet for the many children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and their siblings. In this pilot program, which is the first of its kind, the children work with Anita Kruse and other professional composers to write and record their own songs. Using the latest technology in an in-house studio, composers work with the children individually or in small groups to compose, record, and burn songs to disc within short sessions.


These children are given a highly creative, much needed musical environment to express the many and varied thoughts and feelings that will surely emerge during this time. The children are then able to share their music with friends and family in the form of individual CD recordings of their songs. Because music and singing are known to be beneficial in the healing process, it is the hope that the process of creating, singing and recording original songs will provide health benefits in addition to a sense of pride and joy.

Purple Songs not only can Fly, but will fly. Plans call for the children’s songs to be copied on purple CDs and flown by participating passengers, pilots or astronauts. The songs will fly to places on earth and even into space, returning to the hands of the children, signed with all flight information included.


As the dreams, wishes, thoughts, feelings, and imaginations of these children take wing through the creativity of music, it is the vision of Purple Songs Can Fly that soaring, flying, and rising above the obstacles of illness can truly become a reality as each purple song that flies creates a tangible symbol for the hope of healing.

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