On March 29th, 2013 the Dan White Sextet will be going into the studio to record their first concept record. The band is currently arranging and rehearsing this new music. Since we've started, dw6 has focused on new music and original covers as vehicles to improvise and create in the moment. The group has expanded from a strictly acoustic instrumental band with trumpet, tenor saxophone and trombone to a multifaceted, evolving structure using effects pedals, beat boxing, sousaphone, guitars and vocals.
dw6's last project New York Sessions helped us realize the potential of videography during a live recording session. We released the entire album on YouTube.
'play' will take this concept one step further with even more cameras in the studio and behind the scenes footage. The full album will be released online and partially on YouTube. The entire project, including behind the scenes footage, will be released on DVD.
The concept of this album is taking music that we all grew up with and reworking it to create a new sound. We are building upon the simplicity and basic nature of these lullabies, nursery rhymes, and folk songs in order to create a complete, emotional, sophisticated experience.
Risks and challenges
Collectively, we have released three CD's in the last two years while still in college. While we are very proud of those projects, there are many things that we could have done better and many things that we learned along the way. Also, as we are finishing school this spring and stepping into another phase of our careers, this project carries much more weight as we focus our energies and share our work with the world.
Here are some obstacles that we are prepared to tackle along the way:
We have planned ample time for recording as well as post production. The licensing and physical production processes are very clear to us thanks to our last CD's.
We are very grateful for those who are willing to support our project. Because of this, we want to make more merchandise options available. This is definitely a first for us, so we are taking it very seriously. We have the design team picked out and the production company ready to knock it out.
Doing this project independently means that we have to distribute these rewards. We are fully ready and capable of getting all of you exactly what you paid for this spring!!
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