My name is Bryan Smith and I am a saxophonist from Seattle, WA. I have recently finished recording and mixing an album for solo saxophone and overdubs. I am looking for a little financial help to get The RE: Project mastered and duplicated. I have a handful of fantastic rewards that are only available if funded through kickstarter. See below for a more detailed description of my project.
Over the past year I have been working on a recording project through the artist support program at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle, WA. The music for this project is for solo alto saxophone and overdubs. Going into this recording, my intentions were to explore sonic landscapes and the perception of space by positioning each of my performances in different locations within the studio. Almost the entire recording process was improvised. The only compositional materials that I brought into sessions were conceptual postproduction ideas that I felt would help shape the overall pieces, such as automated reverb or abrupt cuts to the attacks and releases of notes.
To my surprise, the process of improvising overdubs was a remarkably rewarding compositional experience. I would improvise my first track in one location of the room, then move to a new location and improvise another track while listening to the previous track just performed. I would do this any number of times until satisfied with the overall product. The fact that everything was improvised, and I’d used my ear and memory from what I played earlier, created compositions I would have never been able to conceive of if I was just composing with manuscript paper. I entitled this project The RE: Project due to the fact each overdub track after the first is referring to, or in regards to, the previous.
This experience has contributed to my development as a musician and artist and I would love to share it with you. Please help me fund the remainder of this project. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk and challenge facing this project is the time needed to complete the mastering, duplication and rewards. I have estimated a duration that I believe would provide enough time to finish these steps, but sometimes delays occur. If this happens, please be patient.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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