I'm thrilled to say that, after more than two years in the making, my new album is finally written and ready to be recorded! This album is a collection of original instrumental material that represents an exploration into new musical terrain for me.
Much of the sonic imagery painted by these compositions is inspired by events that happened in my life during a profoundly transformative, eye-opening, and life-changing period - a period of novelty, discovery, and growth, all of which served as powerful creative fuel. The artistic visions that arose in me from all this tremendous new experience couldn't be fully realized with the existing, familiar musical devices in my bag, so I set out to find brand new tools that could accurately depict my inner vision and deliver the desired effects. The result is a set of compositions that draw from elements of many genres of music: rock, jazz, Romantic-era classical music, progressive metal, Baroque-era classical music, funk, film music, and more. Furthermore, inspiration from literature, cinema, and other art forms also played a part in my approach to shaping certain aspects of the presentation of the music.
Yet, even with the variety of influences, the creative process was always guided by a definite inner vision, with each composition having its own distinct story to tell, and with the album as a whole having its own overarching narrative at work. I believe that this has given the music an episodic character that allows each track to be enjoyed purely on its own as a standalone work, while also having a cohesiveness and unity that allows the album to be taken as a whole with even deeper layers of meaning and substance emerging.
One of the most exciting parts about this project is the cast of highly skilled people that I've arranged to work with! From the musicians to the engineers to the graphic designers, the other people involved with this project at every step are total professionals, very talented, and wonderful people to work with! With their expertise and experience, the final product is sure to come out sounding and looking great!
With that said, if I am going to work with such capable and skilled folks, I need to be able to take care of them financially. In addition, the CD printing and replication costs aren't cheap, and when you add copyright, licensing, and related fees on top of all that, it comes out to a pretty hefty total! As an independent artist, funding a project like this on my own is simply not possible.
So I need your help! Please contribute if you can - every dollar counts! And remember that this is an all-or-nothing project - if the goal is not met, no money whatsoever will come from it, and I'll be back to square one! So please help in whatever way you can, and please share this page with others! Your help is appreciated more than you know! Thanks so much, and I look forward to sharing this new music with you!
Risks and challenges
As with any project involving a team of people, there is always the possibility of unforeseen obstacles. Sometimes booked engagements get delayed for various reasons, scheduling conflicts arise, etc., but this is a small, dedicated team, and we are all working with the same goal: to get this project completed in a thorough, but timely, manner! I will keep everyone posted regularly with updates, so you will always know what's happening and where we stand in our progress!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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