Mark Taylor is recording his third CD! Jazz French Horn, Poetry and a special appearance by the “Horn of Scorn”!
Hi everyone. Mark Taylor here - again.
I'm still looking to finish my third CD as a leader, and I thought I'd run another Kickstarter project (with a few tweaks) and get things rolling. The project is titled "At What Age" and It features my new quartet with some special guests contributing poetry and other instruments and lots of new music by yours truly. I'm even bringing out the Mellophone on a couple of pieces! You know you don't want to miss that!
I've got the majority of the material recorded, then it'll be time for mixing and mastering, duplication and promotion and I'd like to invite everyone to contribute to the completion of this album. Just donate the dollar value of your choosing to the At What Age Project. Then sit back, relax and look forward to receiving a sweet little package from me next fall.
Here's the plan: I'm attempting to raise $5,000 by May 22 (my birthday!!) to complete, duplicate and promote "At What Age" and there are many ways you can join me. And, of course, the more you give the more you get. Just take a peek at all the goodies to the right. Go ahead. I'll wait...
See? I told you!
Why am I doing it this way? Well...
1. even with all the advances in computer and recording technology, the process of recording and releasing a new album is costly;
2. I want to put every available resource in to making this collection of my music a fantastic as it can possibly be;
3. all of you, the people who support and encourage this crazy habit of composing and playing jazz and improvised music on the french horn (and mellophone!), who come out to the gigs and buy the CDs, are the reason for my past successes so it only makes sense to involve you in my next great adventure from the start;
4. a great partner like Kickstarter that makes funding the project surprisingly easy and painless (I get 100% of the money raised, minus the fee Amazon charges to process credit cards). The more help I can get, the more I can guarantee that this thing will be done right: from recording, mixing, and mastering, to pressing amazing looking CDs, to making music videos, to hiring a publicist to really get the album out there.
Here's the catch (yes, you knew there would be one, right?): "At What Age" will only be funded if we meet the $5,000 goal. If we fall short, your pledges will be returned to you (free of charge) and I will end up with nothing. Nada, zip - you get the idea.
SO... Let's get started and if you would please pass this info along to anyone else who might be interested, I'd greatly appreciate it. You know, all those jazz french horn obsessed people out there...
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 22, 2010.
Feb 24, 2010 - May 22, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
$10.00 — You'll get a digital copy of the album one week before it's released (as long as you promise not to share), plus an exclusive digital bonus track not included on the CD.
Pledge $25 or more
$25.00 — Get an autographed copy of the new CD, plus the digital bonus track and the At What Age poster.
Pledge $50 or more
$50.00 — You'll get an autographed copy of the At What Age CD plus the bonus track and the pre-release digital download, the promotional poster and At What Age T-shirt. If you're a musician (or just interested in such things) you can also get access to pdf files of the music we perform on the CD!
Pledge $100 or more
$100.00 — At this level, you'll get At What Age (both the autographed CD and the pre-release download) and the bonus track, the promotional poster and T-shirt, an autographed copy of either QuietLand or Circle Squared - your choice (unless I've run out of one of them) and, for the musicians, access to scores and leadsheets and a Skype lesson with me (especially good for curious Horn players)! We can talk about improvisation, composition and arranging, low-carb cooking, whatever...
Pledge $200 or more
$200.00 — Get all of the above, plus have your name listed in the liner notes. You know that spot where it always says, "...the artist would like to give special thanks to...". Well, your name will go right there (along with anyone else who donates at this level).
Pledge $500 or more
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$500.00 — All of the above, plus an Associate Producer credit in the album liner notes.
Pledge $1,000 or more
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$1,000.00 — All of the above, except you'll be credited as an Executive Producer in the liner notes. Impress your friends! Your enemies will be green with envy!! Call now, don't delay!