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hi.

so, last february i made this record of me improvising on one cymbal very quietly, and with very close microphones. there's is audio from the session in the video above. i'm asking for a hand in getting the duplication done, and in procuring the services of a great graphic designer.

i'm very pleased with the quality of the recording, and am aiming to release it on september 9 of this year, my 25th birthday.

as a younger musician, i liked to play things very quietly and listen really closely. i guess i thought the sounds were more intricate at that decibel level. the cymbal was always a favorite--every cymbal has a bass tone, a fundamental, that is inaudible the way most cymbals are played. cymbals have an enormous amount of sounds and frequencies in them, and played quietly they dance and interlace and make lovely harmonies and rhythms.

this is my first record, and i'm very pleased that it is as a soloist, and that it is improvised. i intend to promote this record pretty aggressively, and use it to...kick my starter as an improviser and a soloist. that's where i need a hand. the session was bought and paid for, the designer has begun work, and i'm footing part of the bill for duplication. i could probably apply for a 'subito' grant or some such thing, but i like this better--if you the internets don't like my project, it won't happen; at least not right away. i hope its clear that i take this project seriously and that i don't take your help for granted (among other things, i'm not asking more for a copy of the record here than i would selling it at a show. i hate that).

note: your card will NOT be charged until the 30 day fundraiser has ended, please plan accordingly.

if there's a reward you'd like but don't see, email me--i'd love to work something out.

if you have questions or concerns, please drop me a line at me@colinwoodfordmusic.com

thank you very much and cheers,

colin

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    and handwritten thank you card, and a copy of the album mailed to you. (please consider adding a few bucks if you live overseas)

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    the thank you card, the album, and a digital download of a five song ep by a jazz trio of myself, carter wallace (bass), and joe santa maria (alto sax) called 'some nice music' that does not exist anywhere else, and will not be released at any other time.

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    the thank you card, the album, the exclusive ep, and i will write you a twoish-minute original piece of music for the solo instrument of your choice, and send you the signed score.

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    the thank you card, the album, the exclusive ep, the original composition, the sonorous metal, and a) within 100 miles of los angeles, i will make you a meal and bring you drinks, your place or mine. OR b) an hour-ish long skype session you can use as a concert, lesson, drinking session, or just to plain old chew the fat.

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