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.
Listen to a short clip from a composition rehearsal in the chapel.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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