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Help us record Corps Exquis - a full length album of electroacoustic music by Daniel Wohl out this spring on New Amsterdam Records

After more than two years of hard work, we are finally ready to enter the studio to record Corps Exquis, a new album of electroacoustic music by Daniel Wohl. Help us make this happen!

The album: Corps Exquis is the result of a long partnership between electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl and new music ensemble TRANSIT. The album consists of 9 tracks that combine acoustic instruments played by TRANSIT ( Evelyn Farny: cello, Andie Springer: violin, David Friend: piano, Joe Bergen: percussion, Sara Budde: clarinet) with electronics (manipulated everyday sounds or sounds created from processing the instruments). The music for this album was commissioned with the help of a grant from the Jerome Foundation / American Composers Forum in 2010. We are thrilled that Corps Exquis will be released in the spring of 2013 on New Amsterdam Records and distributed on all platforms by Naxos of America. New Amsterdam Records has brought new music to thousands of listeners in a wide variety of formats - for its efforts, the label has been called ”the focal point of the post-classical scene” by Time Out NY and “emblematic of an emerging generation” by The New York Times.

The multimedia show: Corps Exquis is not only an album of electroacoustic music, but also a multimedia performance that involves the work of 7 different video artists. These highly accomplished visual artists are creating unique video pieces inspired by each track to be displayed during the live event. The premiere of part of the work took place at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn in 2010. It has since been revised and expanded to be an evening length multimedia work. We are extremely thankful to be working with these gifted artists, and would love for you to check out  their fascinating work: Yui Kugimiya, Antoine Catala, Satan’s Pearl Horses (Nikolai Antonie, Jimmy Sakai, Khota Asakura), Andrew Steinmetz & Teddy Stern, Brina Thurston and Alexis Gambis.

The costs: Perhaps you're thinking: don't labels cover the costs of recording an album? Good question!  New Amsterdam Records is modeled like a non-profit,  a "pro-artist" label, where the majority of proceeds go directly to the artist, and New Amsterdam works mainly as a presenter, promoter and publicist. The artists retain full ownership of all material on their album, including the master recording itself. The flip-side of this model is that the artists must find the funds to produce their albums either through grants or fundraising. All your contributions will go towards the costs of producing the album - these include: hiring a sound engineer, mastering the album, paying for studio time, producing the artwork, packaging as well as paying the performers.

The rewards: We are incredibly grateful for the help and support of many of our friends as we work to fundraise for this project. They are donating their time and resources to bring you these rewards. Thank you to: Alexis Gambis, David Lang, Ehsan Pishyar, Missy Mazzoli, William Brittelle
and thank you to Satan’s Pearl Horses for filming this Kickstarter video!

What’s next: With your help in January 2013 the full-length album will be recorded at Still Sound studios in Brooklyn.

February 23, 2013: Selected works from Corps Exquis will be presented at the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at  Merkin Concert Hall in New York. This collaborative show will feature electronic artists Julia Holter and Laurel Halo. Read some press about it here

June 4 2013: The  New York Premiere and album release concert will be held at Roulette as part of the Ear Heart Music series.

Spring, summer and fall of 2013. We will be taking this show on tour!

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Your generous donations will help bring this project to life. Thank you for supporting emerging artists!

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Much of the groundwork is laid so there should hopefully be no significant obstacles beyond the hard work of recording and producing an album.

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