UPDATE Dec 22, 2014: Thank you to everyone who helped me get to 115% of my original goal!! Although we didn't get to $4000, I'm still looking into finding an excellent illustrator willing to make the album art. Stay tuned! And thank you again!
UPDATE Dec 5, 2014: Thank you to the 100 most good looking and intelligent people who backed my project! We are over the initial goal of $3000! AND we have 11 more days to go! So if you haven't backed the project, there's still time! I also have a stretch goal: If I can raise $1000 more, I can hire a real graphic designer to design the cover, instead of doing it myself. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. XOXO!
I am raising funds to pay the composers who wrote the pieces on my next album. The six composers (Gregory C. Brown, Eli Fieldsteel, Douglas Laustsen, Emma O'Halloran, Isaac Schankler, and Tina Tallon) have collaborated with me to come up with some excellent rewards for those who contribute.
You can be a part of this next album for just a $2 pledge:
Get your name on the cover of my next album! Any pledge over $2 = your name in the CD cover art!
As you may already know, Kickstarter projects will only get funded if the project meets its goal. In this case, my goal is to raise $3000 by December 16th.
If you can give $2, please do so. If you can give more, you can get some really fun rewards. I would appreciate your involvement in the making of my next album. Thank you for your consideration. If you cannot make a pledge I would really appreciate it if you could share my Kickstarter project with your friends. The link: http://kck.st/1uq5nJ0
This fundraiser will cover a part of the commissioning fees and mechanical licenses that I will pay directly to the composers.
Input-Output is my third solo album project. It will include these newly written works:
Pheromone for flute, piano, and electronics (2014) by Isaac Schankler*
Pencilled Wings for flute, piano, and stereo playback (2014) by Emma O'Halloran*
Fractus III: Aerophoneme for flute and quadraphonic electronic sound (2011/2012) by Eli Fieldsteel
New work for flute and electronics (2014) by Douglas Laustsen*
Huge White Canvas [working title] for flute and elecronics (2014) by Gregory C. Brown*
New work for piccolo and live electronics (2014) by Tina Tallon*
*commissioned for this record
Pianist Jacob Abela and I already premiered and recorded the O'Halloran and Schankler in July 2014. Videos of the premieres:
Between February and June 2015, I will perform and record the other 4 pieces.
I expect to complete the mastering process for Input-Output in June 2015 and release the album in the Fall of 2015.
"Sponsor a composer" just didn't sound as good. :)