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Contemporary music concert and CD with 4 composers and 4 performers in California!

Gnarwhallaby 4x4 - four composers, four performers.

Thanks for checking out our page! The goal of this Kickstarter project is to raise funds for a concert and studio recording for a CD with the Gnarwhallaby quartet performing new works by four Brazilian composers based in California: Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Tania Lanfer, Bernardo Barros, and Bruno Ruviaro. The members of the Gnarwhallaby quartet are Matt Barbier, trombone; Brian Walsh, clarinet; Derek Stein, cello; and Richard Valitutto, piano.

The four new pieces are being written especially for this ensemble. The concert will also feature Fernanda Aoki’s Parthenogenesis, premiered earlier this year by the same group.

Fernanda met Gnarwhallaby quartet during the April in Santa Cruz Contemporary Music Festival, where she composed a piece for this rare combination of instruments. The experience of working with these young and open minded musicians was extraordinary and inspiring, giving rise to the idea of Gnarwhallaby 4x4.

The members of Gnarwhallaby are talented and active musicians from the Los Angeles contemporary music scene. Gnarwhallaby was formed in 2011 to revive and perform repertoire composed for this unique instrumentation (clarinet, trombone, cello, and piano), using the works of Warsztat Muzyczny as a starting point. Click here to know more about Gnarwhallaby quartet:

http://www.gnarwhallaby.com/index.html

The concert will take place on November 30, 2012, at UC San Diego. The recording session will take place in January 2013.

What do we need?

The money raised here will go towards artist fees and CD manufacturing. Other costs such as concert production and recording are already covered by us, so basically we just need this final sum to pay the performers and print the CDs!

If you are interested in supporting the music scene in California, if you know someone who is playing on the concert or a composer whose music is being performed, or if you’re a contemporary music enthusiast, please consider making a contribution to this event! Any amount will help. In exchange for your backing we'll give you some great gifts, including the CD with studio recordings of all pieces.

A Kickstarter project is only funded if it meets or surpasses its goal within 30 days, so the best way to support us is to make your pledge now, and then spread the word!

Thanks so much for your consideration, and let's make this happen together!

Artists:

Composers
Tania Lanfer :: https://www.tanialanfer.com
Fernanda Aoki Navarro :: http://soundcloud.com/fernandanavarro
Bruno Ruviaro :: http://www.brunoruviaro.com/
Bernardo Barros :: http://bernardobarros.com/

Gnarwhallaby ensemble
Gnarwhallaby :: http://www.gnarwhallaby.com/about.html
Brian Walsh :: clarinets :: http://www.brianwalshclarinet.org/
Derek Stein :: cello :: http://www.myspace.com/derekthecellist
Matt Barbier :: trombone :: http://www.mattbarbier.com/
Richard Valitutto :: piano :: http://www.richardvalitutto.net/

Video CreditsVideo :: Bruno Ruviaro
Voice :: Tania Lanfer
Music :: Fernanda Aoki Navarro

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The main steps for this project to be successful are: the completion of the pieces, the rehearsals with the musicians, the organization of the concert itself, and the recording of the CD. Since we started planning this project a lot in advance, all essential pieces of the puzzle are pretty much in place: the composition of the pieces is already underway; scores will be delivered to the performers by the end of October 2012. The performers will have about a month to rehearse the new pieces. The concert is scheduled to take place in San Diego on November 30th, 2012. The venue is already booked (a very nice recital hall at UCSD), and the event will be free admission. The recording is also scheduled for January 2013. Allowing for another month and a half to finish up the production of the CD, the estimated delivery date is set to March 2013.

How are we qualified to realize this project?
One of the composers (Tania Lanfer) is a graduate student at UCSD and is taking care of concert promotion and organizing. All four composers have plenty of past experience with concert organizing: Tania has helped organize numerous events at UCSD; Bruno actually worked as concert organizer at CCRMA (Stanford University) between 2010 and 2012; and before coming to the USA, Fernanda and Bernardo helped organize a number of new music concerts in Brazil.
As for the recording: we have already arranged a professional recording facility for January 2013. The musicians will spend one or two days (depending on need) recording every passage as many times as necessary. The composers will finish the mixing in February and finally make the recordings available both in CD and digital download format in March 2013.

In summary: thanks to all the work already put into this project so far, everything is ready to happen. We just need to raise the funds to pay Gnarwhallaby for their work!

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