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Introducing the healing sound of Celtic harp, voice, & the resonance of a 2000 year old sacred
 site. Un nouveau style de musique.
Introducing the healing sound of Celtic harp, voice, & the resonance of a 2000 year old sacred site. Un nouveau style de musique.
60 backers pledged $4,768 to help bring this project to life.

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We have reached our goal with one day to spare! So much gratitude. Thank you! Merci beaucoup!

Our first stretch goal is for $2000. If we reach $6513 before the end of our campaign, in about 20 hours, we will be able to pay the artists small stipends, order additional CD's and pay for additional recording time to clean up a few things.

As a perk, Rebekah will create a piece of pocket art for all funders, something special inspired by this Kicka** process and all of your love and support. Thank you!!! Time for dreams.

Welcome to Les Audides! (En français en bas.) Joyful music composed and performed in la Chapelle St Jean Baptiste, a 25'x 25', eight-sided acoustical marvel and ancient sacred site. We are harpist Megan Metheney-Lauzet and vocalist-percussionist Rebekah West. 

Give a closed-to-the-public ancient chapel a voice, and a voice again.

When you pre-order your copy of the Les Audides CD through our Kickstarter campaign you not only receive your copy of this beautiful music, you are opening the door to this chapel for other acoustic musicians to compose, perform and record there.

The chapel is watching and waiting for you!

Découvrez Les Audides ! Une création musicale composée et interprétée dans la chapelle St Jean Baptiste, merveille d'architecture octogonale à l'acoustique étonnante, érigée sur un ancien site sacré. Écoutez Megan Metheney-Lauzet, harpe, et Rebekah West, voix et percussion.

En commandant votre album CD Les Audides, non seulement vous allez connaître une expérience musicale unique, mais  vous allez aussi permettre à d'autres musiciens de découvrir ce lieu magique

La chapelle, Megan et Rebekah vous remercient chaleureusement de votre soutien.

la Chapelle St Jean Baptiste, Cabris, France
la Chapelle St Jean Baptiste, Cabris, France

Click for a video update! What kind of music is this? Let our live audience describe it for you.

Listen to a short clip from a composition rehearsal in the chapel.

https://soundcloud.com/les-audides/les-audides-rehearsal-20140901

St Cecelia, patron saint of music, in the chapelle.
St Cecelia, patron saint of music, in the chapelle.

We've composed eight new pieces in the chapel using the special acoustic qualities of the space. Our CD includes these eight pieces of music in a range from lyrical to passionate as well as a 6-page booklet of history and images from the chapel.

The site has a long sacred history including the eight-sided Roman baptistry with a presiding Roman Priestess, or 'Flamini', then (arguably) built atop its ruins "Our Lady of Cabris" chapel, then on those ruins the current la Chapelle St Jean Baptiste, and potentially before it all a Celtic sacred site. 

Literally in a musical sanctuary from our busy lives, we explored the sounds of our instruments and the chapel's resonance with an ear to what moved us emotionally, what brought us to our knees in devotion or gratitude, frustration and invocation, and what raised us up to our fullest potential.

We consider sacred music to be that which evokes reverence, awe, wonder, or respect, is healing sound in a noisy world, and nourishes our heart connection. It is 'heart music', 'connection music'.

Listening to Les Audides will be a healing, joyful journey with room for your spirituality, whatever it is. You can pray along with it, sing along, be moved, or imagine the sacred space inside yourself resonant with human sacred history.

We need to pay for the recording, mixing, mastering and making the CD's and accompanying booklet, in English and French, including history of the site and gorgeous photographic images.

Our recording engineer is a specialist in rare, acoustic spaces and we'll be mixing with him. Mastering is happening in the US, as is the CD pressing of 300 CD's. As Cabris' artist in residence, Rebekah's photography and research gives the recording a place in space and time.

All visual, imagery on this Kickstarter page is ©Rebekah West. All music/audio is ©Megan Metheney-Lauzet and Rebekah West/Visages de Cabris.

Risks and challenges

We tried a larger Kickstarter and did not succeed. However, we are committed, so we're back with a streamlined campaign.

We've given ourselves until March to complete the project, ample time for the normal ebb and flow of project management. We are forging a path, so if the calendar shifts for any reason we are really good at communicating and will do so in timely fashion.

The original Kickstarter campaign, plus video, audio, images and updates is over at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1469845392/les-audides-the-echoes-cd-recording if you want to check it out.

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    LES AUDIDES CD DOWNLOAD in March 2015. You will have it to listen to before it is officially released! This is the heart center of our project.

    Estimated delivery: Mar 2015

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    FOR THIS LEVEL ONLY, YOUR CD DOWNLOAD PLUS A PERSONAL POSTCARD FROM THE CHAPEL. Every backer deserves something special and it's not all about the level of money you are putting forth. At this level only, you will receive the download and a personal note from us from the Chapel in Cabris. Not included in the higher level PLUS's, it's just for you.

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    PLUS LES AUDIDES PHYSICAL CD WITH 6-PAGE, FULL COLOR BOOKLET OF HISTORY AND IMAGE. Pressed and printed the USA with a special personal touch when we ship it to you. This is the jewel of our project.

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    PLUS TWO OTHER LATEST CD DOWNLOADS FROM MEGAN AND REBEKAH: Megan's newest BERNARD'S CHRISTMAS (Exquisite Christmas music where Megan weaves familiar Christmas melodies with French harp composer Bernard Andres's harp compositions, 2014) & Rebekah's latest RIM OF THE WELL (Passionate, flamenco and world music-inspired pieces by composer Steve Mullins with Rim of the Well musicians: Steve on guitar and percussion, Rebekah on percussion, Doug Walter on marimba, and Rebecca Oertli on violin, 2013). The two downloads will be ready for you in November 2014. A full musical meal of goodness!

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    PLUS A SET OF 4 DIGITAL CABRIS-INSPIRED HOLIDAY POSTCARDS designed by Rebekah that you can DOWNLOAD and print as many as you'd like to send to your friends. AND AT THIS LEVEL ONLY A DOWNLOAD OF A RAW TRACK FROM THE RECORDING. You're invited into our process of taking the raw material to finished form. In appreciation for jumping in on the visual part of our CD, something special just for you. The music is not included in any other level. Postcards and track ready for pre-holiday download in November 2014.

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    PLUS BONUS SINGLE OF BACH'S SARABANDE FROM THE 6TH CELLO SUITE, 4TH MOVEMENT, ARRANGED FOR HARP AND PERFORMED BY MEGAN IN THE CHAPEL. DOWNLOAD SINGLE! Megan's using our amazing opportunity to record this gorgeous harp piece in the chapel - letting Bach ring. You'll love having this special single and the lovely, repeatable chance to listen to Megan play Bach.

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    PLUS A SET OF LIMITED EDITION (KICKSTARTER ONLY) CABRIS INSPIRED FLOWER GIFT CARDS PHOTOGRAPHED AND DESIGNED BY REBEKAH. You receive 6 beautiful, full-colour, signed fine-art cards with envelopes so you can send echoes of love around the world. Printed in Britain and delivered in March 2015.

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    PLUS A LES AUDIDES/THE ECHOES OR CABRIS-INSPIRED LIMITED EDITION 8x12 FINE ART PRINT BY REBEKAH. Beautiful fine art paper, signed and numbered printed by Master printer Ken Sanville in Louisville, Colorado,and delivered in March 2015.

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    PLUS A LIVE PERSONAL CONCERT OF THE ENTIRE CD BY REBEKAH AND MEGAN IN THE CHAPEL FOR YOU AND UP TO 11 OF YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY. Schedule with us by March 2015, get yourselves here, and we will provide your concert between June 1 and August 31, 2015 (must be warm months - the chapel has no heat but is refreshingly cool in summer!). Concert in Cabris, France in the Chapelle St Jean Baptiste.

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