I am truly overjoyed at the amount of support this project has! The project is showing 107 backers (I'm told it's actually 113, counting people who have sent in checks) from all over the world! The project is 105% funded (yeah!).
For my part, I've been listening to the recording of NCP's wonderful performance of my "Ashfall" from their April 15th concert. I've also been listening to WQXR's Q2 stream (NYC public radio stream dedicated to new music) and to many of my favorite chamber music recordings. I'm doing this as part of my planning to produce this recording. As I go back to that performance of "Ashfall" I am more and more confident that this is going to be a great recording. As strong as the Nebraska connection is, the Players are going to make a project that transcends the Nebraska borders. I'm confident these tracks-to-come will be enjoyed worldwide and often.
I can't express how honored I am that they have chosen my music as a vehicle to do this.
P.S. There are 3 days left, so we're kinda sorta hoping we could hit 125 supporters, so rally your buddies for a buck each. Every dollar makes this project easier to get "right" and helps it reach more people-- not to mention that those giving higher amounts are very encouraged to know they are supporting a project that has the attention of a lot people. Love counts. Speaking of amounts other than a dollar, there are still some music boxes available! Up your pledge to $500 to claim yours.
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Our undying gratitude, your name on our website, a virtual seat at our web broadcast Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1:30 pm. CDT, and a website link to listen to "Ashfall" at your convenience.Estimated delivery:
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Your name on our website, a virtual seat at our web broadcast Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1:30 pm CDT, the link for "Ashfall" and a download of our premiere of Rusty's "Lament."Estimated delivery:
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Your name on our website, a virtual seat at our web broadcast Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1:30 pm CDT, the link for "Ashfall," a download of our premiere of Rusty's "Lament," and a download of Rusty's album, "Half-plugged."Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus the download of Rusty's "Parental Discretion."Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus a special-edition screen-printed 100% cotton shirt with the Ashfall Fossil Bed Discovery Map on the back and the NCP logo on the front.Estimated delivery:
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4 backers Limited (11 left of 15)
All of the above plus the CD of the Nebraska Chamber Players' studio recording of "Ashfall" and three more of Rusty Banks’ works (December 2012).Estimated delivery:
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0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
All of the above plus a 60-minute private guitar tutorial from Rusty Banks (via Skype) in either the classical or jazz style of playing, or a 60-minute composition lesson with Rusty Banks (via Skype).Estimated delivery:
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7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
All of the above plus a handmade music box with a paper strip (hand-painted by a local Nebraska artist) playing themes from "Ashfall."Estimated delivery:
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All of the above plus a private home concert by four Nebraska Chamber Players musicians anywhere in the contiguous United States.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)