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August Ruins, six new works for solo cello, composed by Peter Vukmirovic Stevens and performed by Paige Stockley for release on Parma.

                August Ruins for solo cello CD.

August Ruins for solo cello is a suite of six works and is a culmination of two years composing and several U.S. concert performances to date. This set of works reflects both the times we are living in and many of my experiences traveling to remote places around the world and the musical ideas that have developed as a result.

These modern works are written with an extensive use of cello technique and create a musical atmosphere at once expansive, dramatic and original. I've engaged the stellar cellist Paige Stockley to record this large set of works totaling over 50 minutes of music.

Three of the six works have been recorded to date at Jack Straw Productions here in Seattle. The remaining three works are scheduled to be recorded through November of this year.

I have been in discussion with several labels about releasing August Ruins. The Parma label is offering support to release and market August Ruins with international distribution, and arrangements are in the works for the final recording to be released in the winter of 2013.

Click the links below to hear three of the recorded works here:

  • August Ruins for solo cello, Paige Stockley - cello
  • Tempus Edax Rerum for solo cello, Paige Stockley - cello
  • Étude for Raising the Dead for solo cello, Paige Stockley - cello

Ahead, there are multiple recording and editing sessions, mastering, performer fees, CD artwork by the very talented Sean Waple and promotional costs associated with the label. All of this needs funding. I am seeking to raise a minimum of $3500, but expenses are still greater. Right now, all of the elements of this project are ready to move forward, only the funding is lacking.

Your help means very much to me. In addition to your help funding this project, you are helping to advance new concert music and a new generation of composers that are vital to the continuation of the art music medium. Please contact me with any questions regarding your support of this project at petervstevens@gmail.com.

I am offering advance purchase of August Ruins CDs, mailed to you. There is also the option of listing you in the CD as a Production Partner. (See rewards.) Also, I am offering some of my one-of-a-kind paintings for sale that use the medium of electrical tape. (See below.) This is an opportunity to purchase works outside of gallery sales prices. The prices of paintings do not include shipping.

  • Your contribution to this project will only be processed if I meet my fundraising goal.

Thank you!

Rewards:

  • For $350 you will receive a signed copy of the August Ruins CD with your name listed in the CD booklet as a Production Partner, plus you will receive my electrical tape painting "Car in the Sahara Desert".

"Car in the Sahara Desert", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (12"X10")
"Car in the Sahara Desert", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (12"X10")
  • For $400 you will receive a signed copy of the August Ruins CD with your name listed in the CD booklet as a Production Partner, plus you will receive my electrical tape painting "Corvus Meridian".

"Corvus Meridian", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood. (13"X16")
"Corvus Meridian", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood. (13"X16")
  • For $2750 you will receive a signed copy of the August Ruins CD with your name listed in the CD booklet as a Production Partner, plus you will receive my electrical tape painting "Bolivian Power Lines".

"Bolivian Power Lines", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (24"X36")
"Bolivian Power Lines", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (24"X36")
  • For $4800 you will receive a signed copy of the August Ruins CD with your name listed in the CD booklet as a Production Partner, plus you will receive my electrical tape painting "Altiplano, a first view".

"Altiplano, a first view", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (24"X36')
"Altiplano, a first view", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (24"X36')
  • For $4800 you will receive a signed copy of the August Ruins CD with your name listed in the CD booklet as a Production Partner, plus you will receive my electrical tape painting "Altiplano, a second view".

"Altiplano, a second view", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (24"X36') and featured in the fall issue of Studio Visit magazine.
"Altiplano, a second view", black and white electrical tape and acyrlic paint on wood (24"X36') and featured in the fall issue of Studio Visit magazine.

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