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New Project launching March 2013 with recording of a new album! MIKARIMBA needs your support to make this magic happen!!
New Project launching March 2013 with recording of a new album! MIKARIMBA needs your support to make this magic happen!!
125 backers pledged $31,640 to help bring this project to life.

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日本からの皆様はこちらにバッカーになる詳細がありますので御手数おかけしますがこちらのリンクをクリックしてどうぞ御確認下さい。申し込み方法

日本からも多くの御支援をお待ち致しております。

Calling all fans of Mika the marimba! Mikarimba, an ensemble led by Mika Stoltzman, seeks your help to fund production of their 2nd album, to be recorded March 2013 and produced by Steve Gadd.

"IT'S A PLEASURE BEING PART OF MIKA'S MUSICAL JOURNEY. SHE IS FEARLESS AND HER PASSION AND LOVE FOR MUSIC AND LIFE IS CONTAGIOUS. MY VISION IS TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP HER REACH HER GOALS." by Steve Gadd

ミカの終わりのない音楽の旅に寄り添えることは、大いなる喜びである。恐れを知らない彼女の情熱は音楽においても人生においても、限りなくみんなに広がっていくことだろう。私は彼女の成功を願い、支え、応援していきたいと思う。Steve Gadd

Music lovers, friends, and family!

I’m Mika Stoltzman, and I am on a mission! Namely, to introduce more people to the unique sound of the marimba, and its latest modes of expression. Join me on this journey and consider supporting my new album project!

If you haven’t heard the marimba – or haven’t heard it lately – you may give a listen to some of our recent musical journeys on Youtube, performing a piece composed for us by Chick Corea.

MIKARIMBA's Second Album, produced and featuring legendary drummer Steve Gadd, also includes a unique and renowned group of talent - Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), Eddie Gomez (bass), John Tropea (guitar), Duke Gadd (Drums) and the Harlem String Quartet. We are also very lucky to work with world-class recording engineer, Jay Messina!

スティーブ・ガッド氏プロデュースによる"MIKARIMBA"第2弾、CDアルバム作成プロジェクト!

MIKARIMBAのメンバーは、グラミー賞受賞アーティストのエディ・ゴメス(ベース)、リチャード・ストルツマン(クラリネット)、をはじめ、新メンバーのジョン・トロペイ(ギター)、若手ホープのデューク・ガッド(ドラム)など、実力派が勢揃い。さらに今回は、先日チック・コリアのCDでグラミー賞受賞したハーレム弦楽四重奏を加えた新しいサウンド - レジェンドと四重奏との華麗なるアンサンブルに挑戦します。MIKARIMBAの新たなステージにご期待ください!

このプロジェクトを成功させるべく、キックスターターを通して資金を集めさせていただいております。

日本からも多くの御支援をお待ち致しております。

どうぞ皆様のご支援を、宜しくお願い致します!Love,Mika

THE PROJECT:

OUR GOAL - to raise $30,000 in two months to help cover:

  • Recording & Editing at MSR Studio in NYC (March 11-15, 2013)
  • Recording Engineer and Artist 
  • Editing and production 
  • Cover Art 
  • New arrangement of pieces by legendary Chick Corea for marimba and clarinet, string quartet, and voice, to be performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall this May 30

目標 - 下記の経費($30,000)を2ヶ月間で集める事。
  • NYのMSRレコーディング&ミックススタジオのレンタル費 (3月11-15日)
  • レコーディングエンジニア&アーティスト
  • 編集とプロダクション 
  • CDジャケット制作  
  • チック・コリア氏の名曲をマリンバ、クラリネット、ストリングカルテット、ボーカルの為に編曲委嘱。世界初演は5月30日のカーネギーホール公演。

TIME IS SHORT: 60 days ... But I know we can do it. And for such a good cause of spreading great music.

WHAT IF WE DON'T MEET OUR GOAL? Monies will be refunded in full in the hopefully very unlikely event the project is not funded.

WHAT IF WE DO? We’ll get started immediately. The release concert will be on May 30th @ 8pm at the Carnegie Weill Hall! (Otherwise the audience will have to make do with existing music!) So if you’re lucky enough to be in the area, you’ll get to hear the songs live with a band of legendary performers! And if your donation meets a certain level (see below), you’ll get complimentary admission to get to the Carnegie Hall event.

AND IF WE EXCEED OUR GOAL? Any extra funds will go toward the release concert and will be carefully and well spent.

WHY SHOULD YOU HELP? By helping, you will become a personal part of this amazing project. No donation is too small - we have included rewards for every donation level to express our gratitude. You will help spread unique new music and the unique sound and message of the marimba.

MORE ABOUT THE RECORDING: ALL premiere recorded and written for Mikarimba!

New Commission pieces to be performed at the Carnegie Hall Concert on May 30th (World Premiere)

  • “La Festa” by Chick Corea (arr. Edsel Gomez)
  • "Wigwam x Crystal Silence" by Chick Corea (arr. Peter John Stoltzman)
  • “Children's Song” (arr. Kazunori Maruyama)



MORE ABOUT ME
As musician and marimbist, my dream is to create music that can communicate with music lovers of all stripes, all over the world.
To expand my musical horizons, I exposed myself to both classical and world music (African, Indian, Asian and South American) through the percussion ensemble Nexus, while I was studying in Toronto. I also deepened my jazz experience in New York City, where I developed my repertoire. 

I started playing piano at three, then fell in love with drums at 10, before I finally discovered my true love, the marimba, at 18. The marimba is a perfect match for me, the marriage of piano and drums. In 2005, the stars were aligned and I was fortunate to meet my percussion idol, Steve Gadd. We performed together in 2008 and my first album, “Mikarimba,” was released in 2010 with Steve as producer. 

Since then, I have grown through numerous performances with Steve and Eddie Gomez, including appearances at Carnegie Zankel Hall and Tokyo Blue Note. Thanks to my wonderful mentors, Groove Marimba has gotten off to a great start.

My next challenge is to create music from the unique blend of marimba and string quartet. I have attempted this combination a few times in the past, and always knew it had a unique potential. I look forward to creating totally original music through the blend of dynamic and classical sounds. Beyond that, if I can add my husband, Richard Stoltzman, I believe that we can create a totally new sound that can touch everyone’s heart.

My core idea I found embodied in Chick Corea’s music – melody, groove, and harmony always exist in his world; I’ve always been inspired by the sound he creates.

Another miracle happened when I was able to meet Chick in person two years ago. He composed a new piece for me, “Marika Groove,” 12 minutes of wonderful sound for marimba, clarinet, drum, and bass. (A recording of “Marika Groove” with Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, and Eddie Gomez is available on iTunes). “Marika Groove” is not included on the CD album, so this is on my to-do list. I hope to get your support through Kick Starter, so that we can work on this dream project and share this wonderful music with a wider audience!

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キックスターターとは、、、

最近日本でも注目を集め始めているクラウドファンディング。プロジェクトを実現させたいプレゼンターが、その内容と達成する為に必要な目標金額をインターネット上で告知し、一定期間を設けて応援資金を募ります。プロジェクトの趣旨に賛同し、資金のサポートをしてくれた人はbacker(バッカー)と呼ばれ、backerはサポートした金額に応じてプレゼンターからreward(リワード:特典)を受け取る事が出来ます。でも、backerがrewardを受け取る事が出来るのは、プロジェクトのファンディングが期限内に目標金額を達成した場合。「All or Nothing」という方式で、 目標金額に達しなかった場合は、たとえ一定の額が集まっていたとしても、プレゼンターはすべての資金を受け取る権利を失い、それまでに寄付された金額はすべて、それぞれのbackerへと返金されます。プロジェクトが発生しないため、rewardsも成立しません。プレゼンターは1人でも多くのバッカーを集めて目標資金に到達する為、プロジェクトをより魅力的なものとして洗練させていく。バッカーは趣旨・アイディアに賛同したプロジェクトが成立・実現するようにプレゼンターを応援していく。クラウドファンディングとは、 プレゼンターとバッカーがお互いにサポートし合い、プロジェクト=夢が実現するまでの経過を共有し合う、新しい形のプロジェクト支援コミュニティです。

MIKARIMBAは、アーティストとしてのモチベーションをキープすべく、また私達の夢や希望を皆さんと共有出来るように、様々なプロジェクトを企画し,あらゆるアートシーンに繋がって盛り上げていけるよう、様々に活動を展開していきたいと思っています。
応援をどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。

Risks and challenges

We have pooled all of our resources together to make this recording happen, we have already set up a studio that is equipped to get us through the recording process, using equipment we already have. Mixing and mastering have to take place elsewhere. In some circumstances this could lead to a delay but having already lined up the personnel required to complete the project, our delivery dates should be met on time.

We will be making updates throughout the progress of the recording on Facebook and feel free to contact us with any questions while we get the opportunity to make an amazing recording with you.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    We will email you 2 free tracks to download from Mikarimba's new album, 2 weeks before the official release date. MP3 or AIFF - the choice is yours!

     *新アルバムから2曲のトラック(MP3 or AIFF)を発売日2週間前にEメールで送らせて頂きます!

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    We will email you 5 free tracks to download from Mikarimba's new album, 2 weeks before the official release date. MP3 or AIFF - the choice is yours!

     *新アルバムから5曲のトラック(MP3 or AIFF)を発売日2週間前にEメールで送らせて頂きます!

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    We will mail you a free limited Edition CD of the newly recorded album!

     *限定版CDを郵送でプレゼント致します!

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    Free signed limited edition CD + Mika Marimba Madness 2009 live DVD + name credit on Carnegie concert program

     *サイン入り限定版CD + Mika Marimba Maddness 2009年ライブDVDのプレゼント + CDとカーネギーコンサートプログラムにお名前を入れさせて頂きます+ 日本公演ツアーご招待

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Free signed CD + live DVD + 2 seats to Carnegie Hall concert (May 30) + name credit on CD and Carnegie Hall concert program + Mika's private lesson (travel separate)

     *サイン入りCDとライブDVDのプレゼント+カーネギーコンサートのご招待券2枚 (5月30日) +CDとカーネギーコンサートプログラムにお名前を入れさせて頂きます + 日本公演ツアーご招待 + MIKAプライベートレッスン

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    Reward #5 + invitation to the recording studio (March 11-13) + one complimentary score copy of Chick Corea's new arrangement + MIKA will come and play a private performance or private lesson in your home or venue of your choice (travel separate)

     *Reward #5 の得点に加え + スタジオレコーディング見学への招待 (3月11-13日) + ミカ・ストルツマンのプライベートパフォーマンスかプライベートレッスン + チック・コリアのアレンジ1曲楽譜進呈 + 日本公演ツアーご招待

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    Reward #5 + invitation to the recording studio (March 11-13) + one complimentary score copy of Chick Corea's new arrangement + MIKA & Richard Stoltzman will come and play a private performance or private lesson in your home or venue of your choice (travel separate)

     *Reward #5の得点 + スタジオレコーディング見学への招待 (3月11-13日) + チック・コリア曲のアレンジ1曲楽譜進呈 + ミカ&リチャード・ストルツマンのプライベートパフォーマンスかプライベートレッスン + 日本公演ツアーご招待

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