Composer/Trumpet player Dave Chisholm's new album "Calligraphy" is ready to be mastered and duplicated. Join in on the process!
Thanks for coming to our Kickstarter page!
My name is Dave Chisholm. Over the summer, I've been recording an album of original music with a few friends of mine. This album is called "Calligraphy." (Now would be an excellent time to watch me awkwardly talk about the album on the above video!)
The musicians on the album are:
Noah Berman - Guitar
Nick Weiser - Piano
Aaron Staebell - Drums
Ben Tiberio - Bass
Dave Chisholm - Trumpet
"Calligraphy" combines elements of indie rock, film score, and improvisation into a lush musical canopy. Inspired by the lyrical and atmospheric works of Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, and Miles Davis, "Calligraphy" will seep into your skin and become a part of your soul. Yes, it sounds corny and possibly ridiculous, but seriously... I know you are going to love this album. This music is from my heart--the closest thing to the sounds inside of my head that I've ever put together.
The cool thing is that the album is 100% recorded and mixed. The clips you hear on the above video are FROM THE ACTUAL ALBUM (watch the video again if you want).
Check out these sites to hear more from "Calligraphy":
Our goal is to raise $1700 by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 9:00pm EST. This money will help offset costs of mastering and duplication of the physical CD's. I have set up a number of incentives for your generosity, including digital pre-releases of the album, access to live mp3's and movies of the band, artwork, trumpet/composition lessons from me, hand-drawn t-shirts, and more.
Normally, I would fund this myself, but since starting work on my Doctorate at the Eastman School of Music, funds for projects like this one have grown slim!
Like every Kickstarter venture, this is an all-or-nothing project. If we don't raise the money by the above date, we don't get anything and the project will have to be delayed.
If you like what you hear on the above websites, or if you love one or more members of the band, OR if you have a chunk of loose change burning a hole in your pocket, this is a wonderful chance for you to be a part of the wonderful process of releasing art into the world.
Thanks so much for your consideration!
Links of interest:
Dave's comic book art: http://www.letsgotoutah.com
Aaron Staebell's website: http://www.aaronstaebell.com
Matt Glass's website (Matt did the amazing animated promotional clips for "Calligraphy"): http://www.glassbrain.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,700 goal
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Sep 2, 2011 - Sep 23, 2011
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You are amazing! For this donation, I will yell "Thank you!" in your general direction.Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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Access to live video and mp3's of the band.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Digital Download of "Calligraphy," pre-physical-release- $15 (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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A copy of "Calligraphy," signed by members of the band (except for Ben, he lives in Florida). (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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A signed poster of album art. (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Dave will draw an awesomely cool picture on a t-shirt for you--black permanent marker on white (or light-colored) shirt. (and all of the above) (only donors at this amount will receive this reward)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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A 30-minute trumpet or composition lesson from Dave Chisholm (via Skype if not in Rochester, NY). (and all of the above) (only donors at this exact amount will receive this reward)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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A listing in the "Thank you" section of the liner notes. (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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An original piece comic book art created for you by Dave Chisholm. (and all of the above) (only donors at this amount will receive this reward)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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A listing in the liner notes as "Co-producer." (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Dave will hang out with you and cook you and one guest a delicious meal! (residents of upstate NY only, unless you want to fly out to Rochester, in which case, you could stay at my house on a fold-out couch-bed.) (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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One of the songs on "Calligraphy" will be personally dedicated to you. "dedicated to (your name)" will appear in parentheses following the title of the song permanently from that point forward. (and all of the above)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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You funded the mastering and duplication! You get all of the above rewards and the amazing feeling generosity gives you!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011