Debut album of intricate, innovative new guitar music written for and performed by Mobius Trio.
WHO WE ARE
"The Mobius Trio is the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today." - Sergio Assad, Grammy-winning guitarist and composer
Mobius Trio came together with two very specific goals in mind: to collaborate with great composers and to create the guitar music we were interested in hearing. We had all noticed that guitar ensemble music, especially for trio, has been written almost exclusively by guitarists, in styles that are, for the most part, very typically "guitar". We all love guitar music, but we wanted something more.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
"Mobius is adventurous and excellent. I always look forward to hearing their next project." - David Tanenbaum, internationally acclaimed guitarist, Chair of Guitar Department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
We're in the process of putting out our debut album, Last Light, titled for the eponymous piece we commissioned from composer Dan Becker. The album is incredibly exciting, also containing commissioned pieces from Sahba Aminikia, Garrett Shatzer, and Danny Clay (composer website links below!).
Recording and releasing a high quality album is a lot cheaper than it once was, but it still costs a lot of money for an ensemble that's fresh out of the gates. We have the incredible, amazing Sergio Assad and Marc Teicholz as producers; we're working at a top-notch studio (Studio SQ); and we've got a recording engineer, Justin Sachs, whom we really trust. We've also got a brilliant graphic designer, Stephen Rollick, designing stunning physical CDs.
We're really lucky, and all of those things are really great, but none of them are cheap. We need your help to put out an album of the highest quality!
WHAT WE'VE DONE
In our two years of existence, Mobius Trio has commissioned more than a dozen composers, covering a broad range of musical styles, from Minimalism to Post-Minimalism to Post-Post-Minimalism. All joking aside, we've been incredibly fortunate to work with an extremely diverse, successful, and passionate suite of composers.
We've also been lucky enough to perform all over the West Coast and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
WHAT WE WILL DO (WITH YOUR HELP)
As mentioned before, we have a few very specific, rather costly, but totally worthwhile expenses in putting together this album. These include our brilliant producers, a world-class recording studio, a capable and tireless engineer, and production of thousands of physical copies of Last Light.
All of the funds we receive through Kickstarter will go towards these concrete expenses, and anything we receive above our goal will be put towards future projects, of which there are many. We're constantly commissioning new composers (upcoming collaborations with Samuel Carl Adams, Adrian Knight, and Frank Wallace!), so any additional funds will be put to very good use.
THE MORE WE GET, THE EASIER IT WILL MAKE IT
So please, think about donating to help us fund our album. Every little bit helps - seriously. We'd also really appreciate it if you would share this page with your friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc.. Thanks for viewing our page, and thanks for your support!
Danny Clay - http://dclaymusic.com/home.html
Sahba Aminikia - http://www.sahbakia.com/
Brendon Randall-Myers - http://brendonrandallmyers.com/
Garrett Shatzer - http://garrettshatzer.com/
Matt Cmiel - http://www.aftereverything.com/?page_id=11
Anthony Porter - http://www.tonesporter.com/
Clayton Moser - (Site Coming Soon)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Sep 5, 2012 - Oct 5, 2012 (30 days)
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Signed thank you card with Haiku, Sonnet, or Limerick (!!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Digital download of Last Light plus a signed digital thank you card (MS PAINT!!) with Haiku or Limerick.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A copy of the ACTUAL, PHYSICAL Last Light compact disc, plus a signed thank you card.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A CD or digital download CHOCK FULL of BABY PICTURES of the Mobius Trio - Mason, Rob, and Matt. Plus a digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your name in the CD liner notes of Last Light. Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Two (2) tickets to the Mobius Trio concert of your choice. Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A super-fun toy guitar signed by the members of Mobius Trio. Sure to exponentially inflate in value! Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A one-hour, private guitar lesson with any member or combination of members of Mobius Trio (limited to those in the Bay Area or in close proximity to an upcoming tour date). Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Attendance at the Mobius Trio rehearsal of your choice (limited to those in the Bay Area or in close proximity to an upcoming tour date). A chance to see how the sausage is made! Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Mobius Trio will COOK YOU DINNER. And not just any dinner - Mason is the Master of Meat, Matt the Vizier of (organic, locally-grown) vegetables, and Rob the Scion of Sauce. Together, they will serve you and your friends the meal of a lifetime IN YOUR BAY AREA HOME (and clean up afterwards). Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Mobius Trio will arrange, record, and perform live for you the song or piece of your choice!* Metallica? SURE! Beethoven? OKAY! Miley Cyrus? HECK YEAH!!! * Limit 7 minutes in length, and live performance limited to those in the Bay Area.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Mobius Trio will, with your permission, enter your home and perform a full concert of their most beautiful music. If you desire, the Trio will also speak at (any) length about the music they present. The perfect reward for a truly dedicated donor. Plus a physical copy and digital download of Last Light.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013