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A full-length CD of the never before recorded works of Frank Lloyd Wright's composer-father, William Carey Wright.
164 backers pledged $7,250 to help bring this project to life.

"What a great video!" -- Credit where credit is due!

Hello to all! So many people have commented enthusiastically on the promotional video for the "Music of William Wright" project -- as well they might! The project was tremendously lucky to have secured the videography services of James Murray here in Chicago. James is not only a videographer, but a visual artist, musician and electronics designer with degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston & Tufts University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, and you'll see his work featured as well in "Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking," by Nicolas Collins (for which James also produced, shot and edited all of the DVD tutorials).

The combination of camera work and editing that James did for the "Music of William Wright" video make it one of the project's strongest selling tools. From behind the scene, I myself, though, especially admire all that he worked so hard to hide in that video -- namely, that when we shot it: 1) it was an unbelievably hot July day (and Unity Temple is not air-conditioned); and 2) that a large window was open that invited lots of noise from Lake Street, the main drag of downtown Oak Park. James executed some his signature Herculean electronicky, knob-twisty magic to minimize the on-screen meltdown and the occasional eighteen-wheeler dopplering by outside. 

Many, many thanks to James for all that he has contributed toward making the "Music of William Wright" project a success!

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    1. Creator Dale Cooney on July 30, 2012

      Well, maybe when Robert Krulwich takes RadioLab on the road next time...

    2. Creator David Patterson on July 30, 2012

      One thing at a time, Dale! After the CD release, I'd like to see about taking the show on the road. Maybe open for Kanye. (Or maybe he should open for us. We'll have to see how popular our disc is.) :D

    3. Creator Dale Cooney on July 30, 2012

      With such a stellar promo video, you may have to include a video segment on the project disc.
      Speaking of projects, now don't get ahead of yourself, but I hear your next project is already in the planning stages: "The Music of Ronald Regan, part 1 - The Hollywood Years".
      Rumor has it you have uncovered some masters featuring Bonzo on the congas :-)