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There are 22 of them.  They are amazing.  They are playing in a concert of my original compositions on December 18th.  And I want them to get paid.
There are 22 of them. They are amazing. They are playing in a concert of my original compositions on December 18th. And I want them to get paid.
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A full-evening concert of your own work... emerging composers dream about it, and when they get it, it's a milestone in their creative lives. I've gotten to that point, and I'm thrilled. The big event will take place in Berkeley, California on December 18th, 2010.

I'm privileged to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has a community of exceptional musicians, experts in new music and improvisation. Many of them have played my pieces before, purely out of enthusiasm for the music and without expecting payment other than a share of the door receipts. On this important occasion I want them to get paid something more than gas money.

I've applied for a grant of $1,000 from the American Composers Forum to fund artist fees. However, the requirements of the grant are that if I get it, I have to match it 1:1 with other funds. This is where you come in: individual donors can contribute the additional $1,000 to match that grant.

Check out the program and the players:

The Flip Quartet (2006):

Karl Alfonso Evangelista
Jason Hoopes
Thomas Scandura
Bill Wolter

Duo No. 1 (2009, premiere):

Gino Robair, percussion, etc.
Krystyna Bobrowski, invented instruments

Penelope (2010, premiere)

Amy Likar, piccolo

Three of Swords (2009):

Sarah Elena Palmer, vocalist

Alcyone (2010, premiere):

Laura Malouf-Renning, mezzo-soprano
Phillip Greenlief, clarinet
Cory Wright, bass clarinet
Lisa Mezzacappa, contrabass
Suki O'Kane, percussion

Genesis (2006-2010):

Suki O’Kane, percussion (Universal Time)
Karen Stackpole, gongs
Marianne Tomita MacDonald, harp
Nancy Beckman, shakuhachi
Jayn Petingill, alto saxophone
Adria Otte, violin
Thea Farhadian, violin
Cheryl Leonard, viola
Ann Dentel, cello
Lisa Mezzacappa, contrabass
Matt Davignon, drum machines (New Universe)

You are going to be a big part of the success of this concert and getting the players remunerated. Thanks ever so much for reading this far, and I hope you'll give as generously as you are able.

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    If you give at this level, you get everything -- lead sponsor recognition, complete CD recording, all six printed scores -- plus you're invited to sit in on rehearsals of the brand-new piece for the Winter Solstice, Alcyone.

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