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Widening Circles is a project that stretches the boundaries of the classical music genre through the medium of the classical guitar.
Created by

Benjamin Beirs

73 backers pledged $6,440 to help bring this project to life.

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25 percent and some new photos!

Hello lovely friends and supporters,

I'm so grateful to have reached 25% funding, and it's all because of your support! The process of raising the funds for this album is so amazing...and nerve-racking! I receive a little e-mail notification every time someone pledges to support Widening Circles, and trust me, every single donation, no matter the size, is SO appreciated! It makes my day when I realize that all the hard work and planning I've put into this music and this project is actually translating into something that other people want to support and enjoy! That's what's most important to me - that at the end of the day, I've produced some amazing music that many, many people will not only enjoy, but hopefully will also be inspired by. 

Below please enjoy some photos from the recording session by photographer John Costello. Thanks again!


PS - we're coming up on the 30-day mark - Friday, November 4th -  which is the halfway point of this project. With your support, I've gotten this far, but if I don't reach my goal by December 4th, I won't receive any of your donations! Projects like these only happen through one person at a time - and then another, and another, and that's it - Widening Circles! Even one person "liking" my project on facebook helps with its popularity on the Kickstarter site, keeping it visible for more potential supporters to watch. Merci beaucoup and have a happy Halloween!

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Widening Circles reviewed on TWD!

I'm really happy with how the project is going so far, thanks to the many people who have shared this project with their friends or donated to make this album happen! My friend Dave DeDionisio was one such person, who also happens to be a fellow Peabody alum in guitar and runs a fantastic music review blog called "Those Who Dig." Here's an excerpt from his review:

"I believe that this album and this artist are worth your time, consideration, and perhaps a few of your hard earned dollars. Ben Beirs is the quintessential 21st century musician/entrepreneur for undertaking repertoire which defies genre, for creating his own opportunities to be seen and heard, and for utilizing tools like Twitter, YouTube, and Kickstarter to promote, fund, and share his art."

To read the full article, click the link below. Thank you SO MUCH for your support of and enthusiasm for my work - you have no idea how much it means to me!!!!

With gratitude,