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Versatile violinist, Machiko Ozawa based in New York makes her first solo album with music by Argentine Tango and Astor Piazzolla.
199 backers pledged $14,375 to help bring this project to life.
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WOW! We reached the goal! Thank you very much for all fantastic backers to get here together! It’s been an emotional Journey and I do remember each moments you backed it.

Although I set this goal because Kickstarter recommends you to set the minimum of your budget, but the real budget to make an album is estimated between $15,000 and $20,000 in general. So I would like to keep funding to help making a better quality album for each details! If you have not backed yet, do not worry! You can still join this exciting project! You can make a pre-order the album as well as the fun rewards!

Let’s keep moving forward together! Please join this fantastic journey with us!!

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting here and watching my video!!!! Now I am very excited to make my first solo album. In past few years, I have made the recordings with my fantastic groups with Urban Tango Trio, Importango, JUSTADUO, M2duO and Pablo String Quartet, but I never made my solo album yet. Here this is my first big challenge to make a solo album with music by Argentine Tango and Astor Piazzolla that I adore.

I fell in love with Tango music about 10 years ago. I started playing Astor Piazzolla’s compositions and I felt a deep connection to this music immediately. Soon later, I started to play traditional tango music from Argentina which is the origin of Piazzolla’s music. I love the rhythms, which are energetic syncopation and danceable milonga as well as the beautiful melodies.They are extremely emotional and melancholic. Tango music always touches the deepest place of my heart.

At the same time, this is the new beginning of my life. I got the energy of starting over my career again. Two years ago, I lost the person who I loved the most in my life. He was my fiancé at that time. I had made the music with him together for eight years and we shared a lot together. He suddenly left for heaven one day, since then my time had stopped. I had the darkest moments in my life that I never experienced before. However; I received a lot of tremendous supports from my family and friends, now I finally got the full of energy back to make music again. It is more clear for me that I do want to play music and I do want to play specially tango music from Argentina once again.

In this album, I am extremely lucky to have three fantastic pianists to collaborate with. They are from different styles of music. Each of them have different color of tone, touch, rhythm, character and feelings. They approach to tango music with me with different flavors.

Alon Yavnai from Israel, latin/jazz/world pianist 

Machiko Ozawa and Alon Yavnai at Tokyo Bunka Kaikain in Aug, 2016
Machiko Ozawa and Alon Yavnai at Tokyo Bunka Kaikain in Aug, 2016

Ayako Shirasaki from Japan, jazz & classical pianist 

Machiko Ozawa and Ayako Shirasaki after the performance at Turkish Ambassador's Residence DC in May, 2016
Machiko Ozawa and Ayako Shirasaki after the performance at Turkish Ambassador's Residence DC in May, 2016

Ryo Yanagitani from Canada, classical concert pianist

Machiko Ozawa and Ryo Yanagitani performed at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in 2015
Machiko Ozawa and Ryo Yanagitani performed at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in 2015

All recording sessions held in Oktaven Audio in New York with Ryan Streber during July, August and September 2016.

session with Ayako in August, 2016
session with Ayako in August, 2016

 

session with Alon, September 2016
session with Alon, September 2016

The album includes music of ;

Four Seasons of Buenos Aires~ 

Otoño Porteño 

Invierno Porteño 

Primavera Porteña 

Verano Porteño

Jealousy

La Cumparsita 

Nightclub 1960 

Oblivion 

Libertango 

La Muerte del Angel 

Thank you for visiting and reading this!! Now your support is extremely important to get this exciting project done and release my solo album!

More about Machiko Ozawa: www.machikoozawa.com

Risks and challenges

Since this is my solo project, all expenses are responsible only by myself. Your support is very important to make this happen! Let’s make my first album together!! You can pre-order the new album as well as receiving fun rewards!

The budget goes to;

-Recording
-Editing
-Mastering
-Distribution
-Fee for Musicians
-Design for album cover
-photo shooting for album cover
-preparing for Kickstarter
-rewards for Kickstarter
-promotion of an album

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    Thank you!

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    Digital download of CD

    You can download an entire album!

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    -Digital download of album plus PDF booklet

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    A copy of CD

    You will receive a physical copy of album at the door of your home as well as Machiko’s thank you note!

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    Fun Package

    Fun Package - The album will be signed by Machiko and will be shipped to your home with a very special made stylish sticker for you!

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    Great Fun Package

    Great Fun Package- This is great package that You can get Machiko’s special music DVD which is not released yet in public, includes four great tunes (Nightclub 1960, Oblivion, Primavera Portena and Las Presencias) as well as all Fun Package. The videos made by Edan Cohen.

    -Special thank you note from Machiko!
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    -A special DVD of pre-released Machiko’s brand-new music videos

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    Platinum Package

    Platinum Package - A ticket to Machiko’s upcoming concert

    Live concert is the best always! Let’s share the special moments together. So you can get a ticket to come to Machiko’s upcoming concert from now on through 2017 as well as all Great Fun Package!

    -Special thank you note from Machiko!
    -A signed CD
    -A special sticker
    -A special DVD of pre-released Machiko’s brand-new music videos
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    Diamond Package

    Diamond Package - A signed score and Skype Violin Lesson or Skype chat

    You can get all Platinum Package and also a signed score of Machiko’s arrangement. This is Diamond Package, so you will shine with me! Let’s connect through Skype for 30-min. Violin Lesson or Chat with anything you would like to discuss!

    -Special thank you note from Machiko!
    -A signed CD
    -A special sticker
    -A special DVD of pre-released Machiko’s brand-new music videos
    -A ticket for Machiko’s upcoming concert.
    -A signed score
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    Supporter’s Circle

    Supporters will receive written credit on the album liner notes on booklet! You are a loyal fan of me!! So you will get another DVD of Machiko’s live concert at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Summer 2016 as well as all Diamond Package.

    -Special thank you note from Machiko!
    -A signed CD
    -A special sticker
    -A special DVD of pre-released Machiko’s brand-new music videos
    -A ticket for Machiko’s upcoming concert.
    -A Signed Score
    -Skype Violin Lesson or Skype Chat for 30-min with Machiko
    -A special DVD of Machiko’s 「Live in Tokyo in 2016」
    -Written credit on the album liner notes

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    Executive Producer

    Executive Producer, written credit - your name will appear on the album as Executive Producer!

    Thank you very much!! You are extremely important person on this project so your name will appear as an executive producer on the booklet plus extra ticket of upcoming concert and extra copies of CD.

    -Special thank you note from Machiko!
    -A signed CD
    -A special sticker
    -A special DVD of pre-released Machiko’s brand-new music videos
    -2 tickets for Machiko’s upcoming concert.
    -A special DVD of Machiko’s 「Live in Tokyo in 2016」
    -10 copies of Physical CD
    -A Signed Score
    -Skype Violin Lesson or Skype Chat for 30-min with Machiko
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    Executive Producer and salon concert

    Executive Producer, written credit as Executive Producer plus Machiko will give a private salon concert for you!

    -Special thank you note from Machiko!
    -A singed CD
    -A special sticker
    -A special DVD of pre-released Machiko’s brand-new music videos
    -2 tickets for Machiko’s upcoming concert.
    -A special DVD of Machiko’s 「Live in Tokyo in 2016」
    -10 copies of Physical CD
    -A Signed Score
    -Skype Violin Lesson or Skype Chat for 30-min with Machiko
    -Written credit as Executive Producer
    -Private salon concert for you (New York, Washington DC or Tokyo area only)

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