My debut album "A Beautiful Mess" will have 9 tracks when completed, all original works written for a combination of saxophone, effects, and voice. I met the 9 composers writing for it at the Bang on a Can (BOAC) Summer Music Festival at MASS MOCA summer of 2013 where we got to spend 3 weeks together with daily rehearsals, concerts, seminars, and time to create new music together.
The composers are Alex Dowling, Adam Cuthbért, Ben Hjertmann, Brendon Randall-Myers, Emma O'Halloran, Erik Deluca, Finola Merivale, Max Stoffregen, and Stephen Feigenbaum.
The sound engineer I'm working with is a fellow saxophonist and BOAC alum, Zach Herchen. So far we have recorded 3 of the tracks, the works by Alex, Ben, and Emma, and those are the clips you hear in the video.
Your financial support will allow me to get back into the studio with Zach to complete the remaining 6 pieces. It will also help pay the commission fees and allow me to afford the cost of making the CD's and rewards. Any additional support over our goal will go into touring. I want to play their music as many places as possible!
Recording, mixing, mastering: $1,900
Cost of making the CD's- $800
Commission fees- $1,800
Miscellaneous fees and taxes- $500
Total Budget= $5,000
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your support!
P.S. If you want to know more about me kendraemery.com
Risks and challenges
If we do not receive enough funding for this project it will still happen, just much later than anticipated. It will take extra time to pay for all the costs of recording and producing the album.
If we do get funding the only setbacks that could occur would be due to needing a little more time to get the recordings just right for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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