Create a Music Video Album exclusive to YouTube that showcases the Electro-Acoustic Harp!! An exciting look through a series of YouTube videos (a Virtual Album) on the Electro-Acoustic Harp that showcases and explores the relationship between the harp and technology with creative arrangements of popular songs!
The YouTube Video Album will cover songs and pieces all arranged on the Electro-Acousic Harp that include tracks that I love from many different genres to showcase the diversity and range of the instrument. The Videos will include (but not limited to) artists such as Radiohead, Bon Iver, Bad Plus, Paper Kites, Coldplay and even Swedish House Mafia.
Videos will be shot and viewable in 1080p HD and because of YouTube's audio compression, I will be uploading every track from the album in an uncompressed format to SoundCloud.
With this instrument, it is finally possible to utilize exciting technology that can give the harp innovative and modern possibilities. The Electro-Acoustic Harp has a pick-up (like an electric guitar) that allows me to directly connect to a nearly infinite array of accompanying effects!!! I can connect loop pedals, delay pedals, amps, etc! The possibilities are endless!
After doing this, I can arrange popular pieces that would really suit and sound exciting on this instrument! I can create my own arrangements using loop-based technology to build complex layers! I'll be able to create my own percussive drum track on the sound board of the harp, loop my own playing, use a delay effect for accompanying texture, intertwine my melody and improvisations together to create my interpretation of a song!
It is my PASSION and mission to help the harp grow in different and unexpected genres of music. With the help of this project, I hope to enhance the options for harp in various genres of music including Popular, Indie, Neo-Classical, and even Dance Music! I believe the Electro-Acoustic Harp could provide interesting textures, new possibilities, as well as a fresh approach and addition to popular music!
What is a Music Video Album?
A series of professionally produced videos on YouTube, showcasing what interesting and unique sounds can be created on the Electro-Acoustic Harp. By creating a Music Video Album, the aim is to showcase all of the nuances and visuals of performing and writing on an instrument not normally played, watched or featured. By making it freely available to everyone on YouTube, I hope to reach a wider audience, visually and aurally. My dream is to showcase an instrument not normally explored, to every potential audience, and introduce the intriguing possibilities of the Electro-Acoustic Harp!!
What is an Electro-Acoustic Harp?
An Electro-Acousic Harp is just like an Acoustic Harp you would see in an Orchestra or Chamber Ensemble, BUT it has an integrated Pick-Up! This will allow me to play with exciting effects and subsequently intertwine the classic sound of the harp with new techniques facilitated by technology! This harp offers stunning possibilities that will open up infinite creative expression. Each of the harp's 47 strings are equipped with a highly accurate pick-up that amplifies each pluck! This individually amplifies the sounds without external interference. The ability to attach special effects pedals will directly allow me to change, and alter the sound in real time giving the harp a modern and innovative edge!
What will be in the Videos on YouTube?
Professionally produced videos will give a visual platform to showcase how the instrument is played. It will allow high quality visuals to enhance the different tracks included in the album. The videos will be recorded live to display the limits and possibilities of this interesting and unique instrument. All covers will be able to be played live (like a recital) without multi-tracking so that all sounds and parts can be heard LIVE! The covers will be shot in unique and engaging locations with up-and-coming videographers and recording engineers who have worked for artists such as Kelly Rowland and Guy Chambers.
What songs will you Cover/Arrange?
The Video Album will include (but not limited to) tracks by Radiohead, Bon Iver, Paper Kites, Coldplay, and even Swedish House Mafia.
Will it be released as a physical album as well downloadable MP3's?
The Video Album will be exclusively on YouTube and in video form. However, each track will showcase the cover being played in a professionally produced music video. This will give viewers and audiences a more accessible listening experience, as well as engaging visuals showcasing the Electro-Acoustic Harp!
Because of YouTube's audio compression, I will be uploading uncompressed audio versions to SoundCloud.
What will the funds be used for?
The funds will go towards the catalyst for this entire Music Video Album concept: the Electro-Acoustic Harp! In addition, towards a professional videographer to film and edit high quality videos, and a recording/mixing engineer and studio for recording the audio for each track.
What happens if my goal is not met?
If I don't meet my complete funding goal by the deadline, then none of the funds will be charged to your account and I won't receive any of the pledge money. This means, unfortunately I will be unable to start this project!
I can't do this project without you all, so words can not express how thankful I am for your time, consideration, and support! :) :) :) :)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so much for your help and support of this project!!!!!!!!!
It is my biggest dream and I'm extremely passionate to explore the relationship between the harp and technology with an Electro-Acoustic Harp! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING AND HELPING ME SHARE THIS INSTRUMENT!!
<3 Lara Somogyi xoxo
Risks and challenges
I am committed to overcoming any challenges I may face in the completion of this project! With a project of this magnitude, I'm aware there may be obstacles to overcome and challenges I will face. Some challenges I may face include: unforeseen delays within production time or studio availability, Harp shipment delays, and Video shoot scheduling. However, with these potential challenges ahead, I'm committed to putting 200% of myself into my arrangements, recording, videos for YouTube, and most importantly, sharing this exciting instrument with as many people possible!!!! I'm truly passionate about this project, and can't thank you enough for your help, consideration, support, and backing to KICKSTART the ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC HARP to places it has never been before! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!! I am sending so much Love and Thanks to everyone! Let's show the world what the ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC HARP can do! Thank you!!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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