“ClarinetMonsteR” is a show, for clarinet, jazz combo, and orchestra that crosses over between classical, jazz, and klezmer music.
Amidst all of my projects like releasing a new jazz cd, working towards my doctoral degree in music, and being the sabbatical clarinet professor replacement at Florida State University I am finally producing my most ambitious musical project to date.
I am developing and exciting show called "ClarinetMonsteR" for clarinet, jazz trio, and symphony orchestra and would love your support! This project includes producing a professional CD and ultimately developing the same music for live performance with symphony orchestras. Most symphony orchestras around the nation are looking for interesting ways to help broaden their musical variety and promote classical music to younger audiences and Clarinetmonster is my attempt to meet that need.
Please be a part of something big and help me reach my goal.
ClarinetMonsteR is an entire concert for clarinet, jazz trio, and symphony orchestra.
ClarinetMonsteR defies musical boundaries by crossing-over between classical, jazz, and klezmer. This concert includes an educational aspect by exploring the lives of Sidney Bechet and Benny Goodman.
ClarinetMonsteR will first be produced as a professional cd and will then be marketed towards professional, university, and youth symphony orchestra organizations across the nation. Performances will begin in the 2013-2014 concert season and may be premiered with the Yakima Symphony.
- The music will be based around Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, classical music, Klezmer, my original jazz tunes, and more. These styles will be showcased and then mixed together to create a unique listening experience. ClarinetMonsteR will be filled with innovative music and seamless transitions between eclectic musical styles.
- I am creating original arrangements and compositions with the help of two amazing arrangers and a producer.
Recording the CD
- The recording sessions for the CD are scheduled at Florida State University on October 13-14, 2012.
- FSU has graciously offered their support by supplying the facilities and the services of Grammy award winning engineer John Hadden.
- The orchestra will be contracted primarily from members of the University Symphony Orchestra.
- I will be the clarinet soloist and the jazz combo has been hand picked and is exceptional.
The Development Plan
- My plan for the kickstarter funds includes creating the music, hiring the arrangers, hiring the musicians to record the cd, recording a CD, creating CD artwork, manufacturing and packaging the CD, and distributing the CD.
- Professional artists will create the artwork and publicity materials.
- If funding allows a publicist or booking agent will be hired to promote the show.
- The kickstarter funding will be used to complete all of the above.
Also included: dramatic lighting, costume changes, attitude, great music with style, variety, an experience that will leave you musically fulfilled
- Music arrangement and completed by October 1, 2012
- CD Artwork and design complete by October 1, 2012
- Clarinetmonster.com updated and revamped by October 1, 2012
- CD Recording sessions Oct 13-14, 2012
- CD Manufacturing by Spring of 2013
- Performances begin Fall of 2013
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $13,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 14, 2012.
Apr 15, 2012 - Jun 14, 2012 (60 days)
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--Digital Download of demo cdEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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--Thank you letter --Digital Download of demo cd --You are building an amazing project!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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--"ClarinetMonsteR" Key Chain --Everything aboveEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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