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Second CD of my four-part campaign to promote music for clarinet by outstanding living composers.
Second CD of my four-part campaign to promote music for clarinet by outstanding living composers.
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After a year and a half since my first self-release effort, I have met and worked with some incredible composers.  I have played an overwhelming amount of outstanding works and finally decided to make time for a new recording and record some contemporary classics and emerging modern compositions, commission a few composers I felt particularly excited about working with, and produce my first original solo clarinet work since 2011.  

Why the $4,000 budget? 

1)  The recording and mastering quality will be tremendously improved compared to the first record and done in the best professional setting.

2)  The rights for some works are quite expensive (tsk tsk Boosey & Hawkes).

3)  I will properly publicize the album, sending it to various magazines, blogs and newspapers and make ad campaigns.

4)  I will set up a US tour to promote and present not only the tracks from the new album, but also the first one (something I did not get to do).

5)  I will remaster Refractions Vol.1 and bring the sound to a higher standard.

6)  I will personally ship out copies

Please, check out the work of all composers involved.  They are all outstanding and totally worth your attention. 

Ken Ueno - http://www.kenueno.com

Nathan Davis - http://www.nathandavis.com

Garth Neustadter - http://www.garthneustadter.com

Brendon Randall-Myers - http://brendonrandallmyers.com

Fay Kueen Wang - http://www.faykueenmusic.com

Alican Camci - http://soundcloud.com/alicancamci

Risks and challenges

The greatest risk I will face is not completing the release on time; however, I do learn, write and record quickly yet meticulously and will make sure to not delay the release past 2013. For now I am planning the release to happen in mid to late November, but licensing, printing and digital logistics may take a bit longer.

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    You receive a free download of Vol.2, special mention on my website and facebook page.

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    These supporters will receive pre-order physical copies, personally signed in gratitude for their support, special mention on my website and facebook, as well as free admission to any supporting concert.

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    You will receive free digital downloads of both albums, free concert admission, and special thank you on my web pages.

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    These backers will receive both CDs, Refractions Vol.1 and Vol.2. The copy of Vol. 1 will be the newly remastered version.

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    Rewards will include copies of both albums, a score of your choice (excludes Reich, Ueno and Davis) as well as special mention in the album booklet, my facebook account and official website.

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    Rewards will include copies of both albums, all scores for pieces featured on Vol.2 (excludes Reich, Ueno and Davis) as well as special mention in the album booklet, my facebook account and official website.

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    Rewards will include copies of both albums, scores for BOTH volumes (excludes Reich, Ueno and Davis) as well as special mention in the album booklet, my facebook account and official website.

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    I will play a personal concert for the backer or backing organization, featuring repertoire of their choice from either Vol.1 or Vol.2, as well as all rewards above

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