Hello everyone! Sorry for the long delay on this. I ended up going on a pretty long tour in the fall, so everything got set back by a few months. I wanted to share these clips of the music with you to whet your appetite while we work on the film portion of this project (these clips are unmastered, so the final product is going to be a bit louder). We do have a venue, filmmaker, costume designer, and all that secured, and it looks like the filming will have to take place this spring just because of the schedules of everyone involved. We appreciate your patience, and in the meantime, please enjoy these clips! -Toby
Hi everyone, as you know by now, we've successfully reached past our original goal and funded the project! I just want to say that we're greatly moved by all of your encouragement, support, and faith, and that you all have our deepest appreciation. Thank you so much! It's amazing that we reached a substantial amount higher than what we were aiming for - this means that we have a bit more flexibility in what we can do, so thank you thank you thank you! Now it's time for us to get moving on this thing!
Just a note about payments - I received a couple emails from people saying they were having difficulty with their payments going through Amazon.com. If this is the case with you, feel free to send your donation to us through Paypal. The address is email@example.com
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We'll continue to post project updates throughout the summer as we get Ichneumonidae together. Thanks again for everything!
Thanks so much to everyone who contributed so far, and helped spread the word about this project. We've reached our goal with a couple weeks left to go in the campaign. I had a couple ideas about some things we could do with extra funding over the goal which wouldn't require reconfiguring the entire rewards system: #1) having more money will allow us to rent a nicer venue for the filming of the premiere, or spend more time on the recording, either of which will mean a more interesting end product. #2) We may be able to take this thing on tour! I'll post a paragraph about these ideas on the project's front page.
In the meantime, enjoy this additional clip from the April trio performance of the first draft of the piece. Just so you know, the guy to the left of the screen is not bored, he was just bootlegging the performance to upload to youtube. See, you can see him trying to keep the camera on his lap very still! ;)
Please continue to spread the word about this kickstarter campaign, too... we would really appreciate it! All of the rewards above the $25 level are kickstarter-exclusive. Thanks!!
Hi everyone, we're about halfway through the campaign, and we've almost reached our goal! With just a few hundred more dollars, this project is really going to happen. I'm honestly so excited for the intensive, meticulous work that this is going to require.
Since we're so close to our initial goal with a few more weeks to go, I thought we should set some new goals so that even more people can be encouraged to participate in this project.
I have a few ideas but I'm interested in hearing what yours are. Some people have asked me about an audio-only release of this. I do not want to separate the visual element from the audio content at all, since they are so symbiotic (like so many parasite-host relationships!!!!) But maybe there would be a way to do a vinyl of the audio accompanied by actual celluloid film of the choreography instead of our original plan to do video? I don't know. At the very least, if we are able to fund beyond our initial goal, it will allow us to pay the performing musicians a respectable amount (all of them have agreed to do it on spec, which is VERY generous of them). Let me know if you guys have any good ideas, and please help spread the word about this project!
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