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A three-day experimental music festival in New York.
A three-day experimental music festival in New York.
A three-day experimental music festival in New York.
117 backers pledged $7,774 to help bring this project to life.

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Forward Festival 2016

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FORWARD FESTIVAL
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
DECEMBER 2016

We are running this Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund the second edition of our experimental music festival. The first edition of the festival, last year, was a huge success but we weren't able to cover important expenses from ticket sales alone. We learned what resources are needed to do it right and we want to ensure that this year's festival is better than ever! 

We are hoping to hold the festival on December 9th, 10, and 11th in Brooklyn, New York.

With this Kickstarter campaign our goal is to raise $7,500. The majority of this money will go to paying the musicians, however a breakdown of our anticipated expenses is as follows:

1. Paying the musicians who participate

2. Renting a space to hold the 2016 festival

3. Staffing for the nights of the event

4. Purchasing advertising space

5. Designing and printing promotional material

6. Documenting the festival


Check below for updates on the program for this year's festival, we will announce the lineup as bands confirm!

Donating to this Kickstarter campaign is important. We can’t do it without donations from people like you. We don’t receive any grants and we don’t have corporate sponsors.

Thank you so much for your interest and support!

FORWARD FESTIVAL 2016
Help fund the 2016 edition and this is the festival we will present:

*Connie Crothers Quartet
Connie Crothers (piano)
Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone)
Ken Filiano (bass)
Roger Mancuso (drums)

*Daniel Carter, Watson Jennison, William Parker, Federico Ughi
Daniel Carter (winds, piano)
Watson Jennison (winds, piano)
William Parker (bass)
Federico Ughi (drums)

*Gabriele Meirano (China)
New Vintage Sessions album release party
Gabriele Meirano (piano)
with guests

*Federico Ughi
Heart Talk album release party
David Schnug (tenor saxophone)
Mike Irwin (trumpet)
Jeff Snyder (electronics)
Federico Ughi (drums)

*Maria Chavez
Solo turntable performance

*The Listening Group
Daniel Carter (winds)
Claire de Brunner (bassoon)
Stelios Mihas (guitar)
Jonah Rosenberg (piano)
Zach Swanson (bass)
and more

*Ancestral Duo
Luke Stewart (bass, percussion, electronics)
Jamal Moore (woodwinds, percussion, electronics)

*Daniel Carter, Matthew Putman, Federico Ughi
Daniel Carter (winds)
Matthew Putman (piano)
Federico Ughi (drums)

*Adam Lane Trio
Darius Jones - alto sax
Adam Lane - bass
Vijay Anderson - drums

*Gene Moore + Daniel Moore + Gene Janas
Gene Moore (guitar)
Daniel Moore (electronics)
Gene Janas (bass)

*Mary Anne Driscoll and Daniel Carter
Mary Anne Driscoll (piano)
Daniel Carter (winds)

*Hot Date
Chris Welcome (synthesizer)
Shayna Dulberger (tape collage)

*Aella
Patrick Breiner (tenor saxophone)
Max Goldman (drums)
Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone)

*Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure, Federico Ughi
Daniel Carter (winds)
Tobias Wilner (electronics)
Djibril Toure (bass)
Federico Ughi (drums)

*MP Landis
Paintings
Some of the original pieces that will be projected at the festival are available now as a reward! See this amazing artwork here.

more artists to be confirmed, including
*Rachel Musson (UK)


Make this music festival possible... thanks for your donation!

VIDEO CREDITS: The music is taken from one of the latest albums out on 577 Records; Flying Kites by Grant Calvin Weston and Lucas Brode.

Thanks Rene and Scholes Street Studio for providing video material from the 2015 Forward Festival

Artist MP Landis will participate at the festival. This is a sample of his incredible work.
Artist MP Landis will participate at the festival. This is a sample of his incredible work.

 

Connie Crothers Quartet to play at the Festival (photo by Scott Friedlander)
Connie Crothers Quartet to play at the Festival (photo by Scott Friedlander)

 

Daniel Carter, William Parker, Federico Ughi & Watson Jennison will participate
Daniel Carter, William Parker, Federico Ughi & Watson Jennison will participate

 

 

Risks and challenges

Most "end of the world" catastrophic tsunami godzilla movies take place in New York. Why? Is Hollywood trying to put a curse on us? Well, if the end of the world or godzilla really comes to NY before December 2016, we won't be able to hold our music festival this December. If the armageddon does fall on us, the festival will be postponed but we are committed to having the second edition... it will just happen on a different date. We hope you will join us... if you survive the zombie attack. We will make it the best festival we can. Promised.

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    One of these albums

    Get one of these compact discs at lass than half the regular cost, together with free US shipping and a Thank You note!

    Daniel Carter and Federico Ughi
    Extra Room

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    Songs For Four Cities

    Daniel Carter
    (w/ Federico Ughi, Demian Richardson, David Moss, Matthew Putman)
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    Garden Of Gifts

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    South of Brooklyn

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    I Thought It Was The End Of The World

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