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$3,704
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
58
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 4 2015 8:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

Somewhere I have never traveled is a new music recording project and collaboration between the Portland, Oregon new music ensemble, fEARnoMUSIC, and Oregonian composer, Bonnie Miksch. Bonnie's music beautifully explores the boundless realm of human experience: states of consciousness, emotions, memories, and dreams. The album will include four works of Bonnie's chamber music for mixed ensembles.

The work on this album is a gorgeous representation of new classical music being written in the Pacific Northwest today, as well as an excellent documentation of both fEARnoMUSIC and Bonnie Miksch’s most meaningful and passionate work to date.

The title track, Somewhere I have never traveled, is a newly composed ensemble work we commissioned from Bonnie specifically for this project. The instrumentation is for string quartet, piano, and percussion.

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

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, FNM violinist Inés Voglar Belgique. Piano trio Song of Sanshin, which is 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 $7,000 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 accrued income to help make the best recording possible. But, we still need your help to fund the the rest, including:

Equitable artist and audio engineer pay, mixing and mastering the EP,  Graphic art and design, 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 compensate our professionals equitably 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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