Since I began writing songs, I've made my deep connection to nature known. I hear something I didn't hear before. A Calling. . .
I am raising funds to do field recordings of nature's songs which become collaborative resources for songs I compose and record onto CD and mp3 formats. Nature sounds will include lake, primordial forest, marsh, field, rock, stream and river environments of my region. As a music therapist and naturalist, I have seen exhaustive evidence of the power of nature to heal and balance humanity. I also know, too well, that these sounds are disappearing and need to be archived and responded to in a contemporary, artistic and digitally-accessible way. Think of it as nature and human in harmony!
My current iMac will be a primary source of recording, however, I will purchase a high definition microphone to capture the truest of sounds with my Mac. I will also download the latest version of Pro-Tools recording software for mixing, editing and finishing. My 3 time, award-winning producer, Marc Moss, will be a consultant during the process. I will also reach out to nature-based musicians including Paul Winter, Jami Sieber and Dohee Lee for consultation, participation and/or inspiration. Barbara Proud, my long-time CD photographer will be utilized for CD cover and website images. And webmaster Kim Wilkens will be utilized for website design and oversight once the project is realized.
My intention is to use the wonders of technology to document the disappearing sounds of nature and disseminate them in a way that listeners can absorb - through song and image. My friends and fans will hear my signature vocal sounds as well as compelling new sounds, inspired directly from nature, composed by me and my guest musicians.
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Jun 19, 2012 - Aug 1, 2012
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A personal e-mail, thanking you for your participation! And, a free download of your choice of a Susan Herrick song on mp3.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A personal e-mail thanking you for your participation! And, a free download of your choice of 3 Susan Herrick songs on mp3.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Thank you! Receive a signed copy of Best of the Road - a signed compilation CD of audience favorites from my national tours.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Thank you!! Receive a signed copy of my most widely distributed CDs, now available as a collection only from the artist - TRUTH and the LIE, SOUL CHANT, PAINT.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Very Generous! Thank you! Receive a signed copy of all FIVE of my CDs, including a re-release of my very first recording/CD, LOVING ME.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Wow. Fantastic! Thank you! Receive a personal thank you note, a signed CD five-pak and a signed limited edition copy of my first published book, SENSE, which includes original nature photography and writings.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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FANtabulous!!! Thank you!!! Personal letter of thanks, CD 5pak, signed book and 5 free copies of the new CD - A CALLING - upon release in 2013.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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You are AMAZING!! Thank you!! Personal letter of thanks, CD 5pak, signed book, 5 free copies of A CALLING upon release, and dinner with the artist, Susan, in a mutually agreed upon restaurant.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You Rock my World! You will make this project SHINE! Personal letter of thanks, CD 5pak, signed book, 10 free copies of A CALLING, monthly samples of the new work until its release, and dinner with the artist, Susan, in a mutually agreed upon restaurant.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013