The birth of HAETHOR
Amy is an opera singer. Howard is a producer from the world of alternative rock and electronic music. Together, they're creating a genre-bending musical experience, complete with story-telling music videos.
Howard first heard Amy in a performance of Carmina Burana with the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra. He loved it. He sent Amy an email. After months of email exchanges, they decided to make an album together. Just like that, HAETHOR was born.
Here's Amy singing a bit of Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall:
Here's a sample of Howard's work as a producer for Wild Humans:
What's in a name?
HAETHOR. Pronounced HAY-thor.
This name is inspired by the Egyptian goddess Hathor, the embodiment of joy, music, art, and dance. She represents the balance between the duality of feminine and the masculine, light and dark. Duality, the combining and balancing of polar sounds and energies, is a mark of HAETHOR. Especially now, when divisiveness is the hallmark of our time, purposeful music-making is the key to bringing people together. We want to help lead the way.
Our project is divided into two main parts: music production and video production. In the digital age, we want to give fans a dynamic experience with our music, which is meant to be experienced as an entire album. We want to include backers in our music videos to strengthen the sense of community surrounding HAETHOR.
Why it matters
Music is the language of emotion. We live in a time where the average radio listener is musically malnourished and there is a lack of respect and funding for the arts, particularly classical music. HAETHOR is bridging the gap by providing integrative pop music that is artistically sophisticated and relevant. Music has a special power to bring people together, and we're being very deliberate about it.
HAETHOR has always been inherently collaborative. We want to make this a community-oriented experience, as often is the case with music. Part of this is teaming up with other musicians who have their own unique vision and musical language. Meet some of the amazing artists that will be featured on one or more tracks:
Charles Yang, Violin
"Plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star." -Boston Globe
Charles is busy as a soloist and member of the group Time for Three, and we're thrilled to have him on board. Check out his fabulous arrangement of Bohemian Rhapsody:
Mazz Swift, Violin/vocals
"Mazz combines elements of classical, folk, rock, jazz, free improvisational music and electronica to create a rich, unique and diverse musical experience."
Aaron Evans, Artist
"From Music and Glassblowing to Journalism and Design, I have deduced several simple common bonds which permeate through each piece I create."
Marc Gelfo, French Horn
He's not just a hornist, he's a neuro-symphonic hornist!
"I am fascinated - maybe obsessed - with connecting the domains of music, mind, body, and quality living using everything we have in this amazing 21st century world of ours: from cutting-edge tech to ancient African wisdom."
Ryan Jarvis, Drums
Remember the Wild Humans track? Ryan is a part of it! We're fortunate that he will contribute his percussion skills to HAETHOR.
Jonathan Estabrooks, Director/Cinematography/Editor
He's not your average film-maker he's a Juilliard-trained baritone, and spearheaded a massive charity single (Artists For The Arts) to Save the NEA. He's the mastermind director behind our films.
More collaborators will be announced throughout the campaign!
Funding goal: $12,000
Join the HAETHOR community
Please join us in this musical journey to celebrate differences and use music to heal together. We can't wait to get this out to the world. Your contribution, large or small, means the world to us! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
We're a bit behind, but we have a week left to get this kickstarter funded! We're kicking it into high gear because we want to get this project out!
After we successfully get through this first phase of our project, we are bringing our music to the stage. Publicists, designers, and booking agents are in our future. We can't wait to get there and have you join us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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