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Portland, OR new music ensemble fEARnoMUSIC seeks almighty dollars for new album with fabulous Oregonian composer, Bonnie Miksch!
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Thank you for supporting Somewhere I have never traveleda new music recording project and collaboration between the Portland, Oregon based new music ensemble, fEARnoMUSIC, and Oregonian composer, Bonnie Miksch. 

Bonnie's music explores the boundless realm of human experience: states of consciousness, emotions, memories, and dreams. All recording was completed in 2015 in Portland, at Kaul Auditorium, Reed College. We're now in the mixing/mastering stage. The record release and concert will be in partnership with Portland State University on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Here's the 5th movement from the title track, Somewhere I have never traveled, called In a field of golden light.

Somewhere I have never traveled is a newly composed, five-movement ensemble work we commissioned from Bonnie specifically for this project. It is documentation of both fEARnoMUSIC and Bonnie Miksch’s most meaningful and passionate work to date.

Recording "Somewhere I have never traveled" at Reed College, Kaul Auditorium
Recording "Somewhere I have never traveled" at Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

The record will include three other pieces which have already received positive critical recognition. The lush and romantic Somewhere like you, my darling was commissioned by FNM violist, Joël Belgique as a gift for his wife and FNM violinist, Inés Voglar Belgique. 

The piano trio Song of Sanshin, based on themes from Korean music, received the “Sejong Prize” in the 2012 Sejong International Music Composition Competition by the Sejong Cultural Society. 

The ethereal violin and piano duo, Man Dreaming Butterfly Dreaming Man received this review from Oregonian music critic, James McQuillen:

"The evening's highlight was Man Dreaming Butterfly Dreaming Man, written by Portland State University composition professor Bonnie Miksch … it used simple elements–spare motifs and a generally meditative violin line–ingeniously and economically; … creating lovely, unexpected harmonies."

Why $4,000 for the EP?

Recording costs often exceed $15,000-$20,000. With the generous help of our dear friend and supporter Ronni LaCroute of the Willakenzie Estate Winery, we have already accrued some of the income needed to help make the best recording possible. But, we still need your help to fund the the rest, including:

Mixing and mastering the EP, Graphic art and design, CD production and printing, Kickstarter fee and video production.

Thanks so much for pledging your support!

Risks and challenges

fEARnoMUSIC is a small, non-profit arts organization with high ambitions. All of our concerts and projects rely on the talent of professional musicians and supporting professionals, such as sound engineers and graphic artists. Fundraising to cover the costs of our projects and equitably compensate our professionals continues to be one of our most important challenges.

To date, we have recorded all four of the works for the cd and are now in the editing stage. The record release and concert is set at Portland State University on February 13, 2016.

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