Help the Videri String Quartet record their first album! Videri is a string quartet that plays arrangements of video game music. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 26, 2012.
About this project
I formed the Videri String Quartet in March 2012, when one of my friends asked me to find string players to play with his rock band. He also told me that if I wanted to, I could open for his show, with the quartet. This friend is Jeff Williams and he composes, records, and performs all the music for the machinima series, Red vs Blue (you can check out their latest videos here: http://roosterteeth.com). I of course LEAPED at the chance!! This string quartet does not play traditional quartet music; we play arrangements of video game music! We only had 3 weeks to get arrangements of music, make posters, and record a demo CD, which we SOMEHOW managed to do! Then, not much happened. We played a joint concert with the Video Game Music Choir in May, which was fine. But then at the beginning of July, Jeff brought the string quartet to Austin, TX with him for the Red vs Blue convention, RTX 2012. Once again, the string quartet opened for the show and then also played with Jeff and his band (the Jeff Williams' Freelance Orchestra). We ended up playing for about 900 people! It was a huge success! After this performnace, it became very clear: Videri needed to record a full length, professionally recorded CD. So, I found an engineer, talked to arrangers, called the other members of the quaret a million times, and finally started a kickstarter page!
What we need!! $3,500 - this would give us enough money to pay for the recording and mixing, get professional photos of the group and get a live video of one of the pieces so we can put that on our webpage and use it as promotional material for future concerts.
In order for Videri to move forward, we really need to have good recordings of our music. Once we have a CD, we can send it to conventions, video game music composers, and any potential concert venues. Our passion is performing, but we can't do that until we can get concerts! This CD will allow us to get concerts! And of course, it will allow Videri to share it's music with people. RIght now, we can only tell people about what we do, I want them to be able to hear it too!
We will be recording arrangements from Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy VII & X, Pokemon, and a Halo medley.
You can listen to a rough recording of some of our stuff on Soundcloud here: http://soundcloud.com/viderisq
And you can listen to a live performance of the Halo medley here: http://www.youtube.com/watch…
Pledge $10 or more
A signed photo of the quartet.Estimated delivery:
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A CD! And of course, a signed photo of the quartet.Estimated delivery:
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A signed CD and a signed photo.Estimated delivery:
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8 backers Limited (92 left of 100)
Signed CD and photo PLUS a 1 page of music that we will be using during the recording session, complete with bowings and exclamations!Estimated delivery:
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Signed CD and photo AND the quartet will meet you and a friend somewhere in Boston for coffee! If you don't live in Boston, we can arrange a Skype call or phone call...or something similar.Estimated delivery:
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Signed CD and photo, and we will thank you in the liner notes of the CD.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
Singed CD, photo, and thanks in the CD liner, and we will come to your house and perform a 45 minute concert for you (as long as you live in the Boston area). If you don't, we will videotape us playing one of our arrangements and upload it onto our youtube channel dedicating it to you or another person of your choice.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Signed CD and photo, and you can attend 1 day of the recording session! But you have to get to the studio on your own.
Recording is scheduled for the end of September!Estimated delivery:
- (25 days)