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
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
Ayako Shirasaki from Japan, jazz & classical pianist
Ryo Yanagitani from Canada, classical concert pianist
All recording sessions held in Oktaven Audio in New York with Ryan Streber during July, August and September 2016.
The album includes music of ;
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires~
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;
-Fee for Musicians
-Design for album cover
-photo shooting for album cover
-preparing for Kickstarter
-rewards for Kickstarter
-promotion of an album
- (36 days)