Making music with live musicians is unlike any other experience in the realm of recording new works. Humans make the music come alive under their artistry, and the communication between instruments becomes readily evident!
I'm sure we can all agree that professional musicians deserve to be paid for their time and talent. So I'm seeking help in ensuring that local musicians are fairly compensated for their work as they bring these three modern works to life for all of us to enjoy for years to come!
Everything raised will go directly to 1) paying the musicians and 2) paying the recording engineer. I will cover everything else involved in an album release.
Notice that the total cost is in correlation to the number of musicians needed, as well as how much time it will be required of them to record each piece.
Everything I have released so far is either:
1) a work for small groups of musicians,
2) an electronic work by nature,
3) a demo done by friends or put together electronically by me.
Each of the pieces found on this website requires at least 30 musicians, or (if it's a chamber work, as in the case of "The Oracle" and the soon-to-come "Brothers Grimm Song Cycle") it requires a substantial amount of time and effort put into preparing to play the parts.
Think about it: if each musician is promised the bare minimum of about $200 for a rehearsal and several-hour recording session, multiply that times 30 or 45... and that's not counting the cost of the engineer and studio...!
But the reward will be a fantastic performance of these challenging pieces kept alive for future listeners!
- Saving money by...
- Working closely with local musicians and a local, trusted engineer, with all of whom I am personally and professionally connected
- Providing my own mastering, production, and artwork
- Performing the "Leviathan" electric violin solo myself
- Possibly also recording the additional electronic parts myself for "Leviathan"
- Conducting and organizing all of the sessions myself
- Pursuing grants and offering corporate sponsorship
...Got any other ideas? Let me know! 🙂
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On the album and/or liner notes, in whatever manner you prefer.