About the Project
Rebecca Tripp and the Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra (OCCO) are teaming up to perform and record a tribute to one of the greatest video game soundtrack masterpieces of all time by Yasunori Mitsuda! Chrono Trigger: An Epic Orchestral Medley. The concert on July 6th, 2018 will be live streamed for free at 7:30 EST so anybody can watch it from anywhere! You'll enjoy a full-length concert experience including world premieres by acclaimed film/game composers Timothy William, Nathan Felix, and Ryan McQuinn.
***Live stream link will be posted as we approach the concert date***
Listen below to a snippet from Rebecca's epic orchestral arrangement of Chrono Trigger's "The End of Time" with virtual instruments. Can you imagine what it would sound like with real instruments breathing life into every note, every pulse, and every nuance?
Why Do We Need Your Help?
It has always been a dream of ours to present orchestral video game concerts. This repertoire deserves to be taken seriously; not only by VGM enthusiasts but also by regular concertgoers. We have the vision, the manpower, the moral support, the talent, the performance venues... We have everything except the money. Professional musicians can't and won't play for free. It's like asking a plumber to fix your toilet for free. Skilled craftspeople are providing a unique service which takes decades of discipline and sacrifice.
By live streaming the event for free, we're trying to make classical music accessible to everybody regardless of social and/or financial status. Since the earliest professional orchestras, we have always relied on the patronage of donors who believe in the cultural importance of fine arts. If we don't hit our goal, we'll have to cancel the concert/recording and go back to the drawing board.
The concert hall has been reserved. The musicians have been booked. Rebecca has finished the sheet music. The central Florida community is rallying behind us. We are primed and ready to go! The only thing we need is financial support to make sure our musicians get paid a respectable wage. Listen below for a live sample of our core string players. These are some of the top professionals in the area.
The studio has been booked and we are scheduled to start recording the percussion and brass on July 7th (the day immediately after the concert). Strings, piano, and woodwinds will be recorded on July 14th. There will be two separate recording crews; one team for audio and another team for video. Together, they will collaborate to bring you the highest quality product that they can offer.
Total Cost is $6,000
- Concert Cost is $3,600. This includes a rehearsal, a dress rehearsal and a performance (3 services total) for 16 musicians. The pay rate is $75 per service (which is slightly below the average pay rate for a gig like this).
- Recording Cost is $2,400. There will be four sessions: Percussion, Brass, Strings/Piano, and Woodwinds. It will take two hours per session (if we're efficient). We'll do this for $50 per hour, per musician (slightly under the "going rate"). There is also a $50 "buy-out" for each of the artists instead of splitting royalties because the amount of money we'll make from recordings will be negligible.
- If we shatter our goal, it will give us the resources that we need to bring you more Epic Orchestral Tributes. record and perform Rebecca's music every year.
- At the end of the campaign, we'll take votes for the next project. Must choose from one of her pre-existing Epic Orchestral Medleys. These include Zelda, Final Fantasy, Chrono Cross, Donkey Kong Country 2, and Secret of Mana among others.
In order to keep shipping and production costs low, a few of your rewards will be digital. The images below are all perks which will be mailed. Each year we hope to add new and exciting rewards for your generous patronage.
Copyright and Licensing
Copies produced and sold are licensed, with mechanical royalties going to Square Enix and other rights holders. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center pays dues to ASCAP for performing rights. Chrono Trigger and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Square Enix and/or its affiliates. Warner/Chappell Music (ASCAP) holds the publishing rights to the original score. Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, Rebecca Tripp, and Orioto are not officially associated with Square Enix nor its affiliates.
ONE MORE THING
We are profoundly honored to share this experience with you. Please help us make Rebecca's dream come true =]
Risks and challenges
If you invest, there is zero risk involved. We've spent a year planning this production meticulously. If fully funded, everything will come to fruition exactly as we've anticipated!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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