In May, I'll be recording my first CD. It will be called Firefish: The Music of Blake Tyson, and it will include most of my works for percussion, including A cricket sang and set the sun, Cloud Forest, Moonrise, Inside the Shining Stone and, of course, Firefish.
I'll be traveling to Tallahassee, Florida to record with the amazing engineers of Garnet House Productions. I'll be bringing seven other percussionists along with me to record some of my works for percussion ensemble. We need your help to cover the expenses of travel as well as art design, duplication, and the all important process of recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
With all of the expenses involved, every donation to the project is an important part of making this recording a reality. Everyone who donates will be listed as a supporter on my website. Everyone who donates at the $50 level and above will have their names listed in the CD liner notes as a supporter and will also have their names incorporated into the limited edition poster.
I'm always amazed by the sense of community that music can create between listeners, performers, and composers. Whether you've played my pieces before, listened to them on YouTube, or just stumbled across this project by accident, I would love for you to be a part of it. Yes, I am asking for your money, but I'm also trying to offer some meaningful rewards in return. In the end, I hope to create something that you can be proud of supporting, and I hope the recordings will be ones that you will enjoying listening to and sharing with your friends.
Risks and challenges
Every now and then, difficulties arise in the logistics of recordings, but everything seems to be on track. It is important to me to get this recording made and to get it out into the world, so you can be confident that I, along with the team at Garnet House Productions, will make it happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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