Slovak Dances - Naughty & Nice, (Slovenské Tance - Pochabé i smutné) A new orchestral suite
consisting of 16 individual music pieces rooted in Slovak folk tunes,
written by renowned composer/conductor Peter Breiner, performed by the
world's top musicians, recorded in the highest quality possible and
experienced in an emerging new online form (transmedia) that will engage
audiences, capture imaginations and push boundaries in contemporary
classical music enjoyment.
(slovenskú verziu nájdete na konci stránky)
The video below was made as a quick demonstration to promote the great possibilities of the Slovak
Dances project. The
music used was from a live recording at a concert in 2010 in Kosice,
Slovakia. Re: 1st Update
Slovak Dances is a consummate work based on folk tunes (similar to other “dance”
cycles - Dvorak, Brahms, Beethoven, Kodaly, Borodin) metamorphosed by
several layers of Breiner’s complex and multifaceted musical language,
including jazz, folklore and
improvisation. The album is full of elements of colorful contrasts and energy, unusual instrumentation and
humor and will be recorded by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world's best and three incredible soloists (violin, accordion, fujara - an overtone bass flute) at the legendary Air Lyndhurst Studios in London.
With over 30 years of composing and conducting experiences for major labels and 180 albums to his name, Peter has made classical music his life. Slovak Dances has been turned down by labels because it's apparently difficult to market the contemporary works of a living composer. There comes a time in every artist's life, when they absolutely cannot compromise a vision. Slovak Dances is an audacious new album that needs your help to be greenlit. We humbly invite you to be a backer for the making of this once in a life time album experience.
1) Recording with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: $110,000
2) Producing short films and an immersive documentary series: $40,000
3) Designing and developing an interactive website: $30,000
4) Administrative expenses, airline, travel, room and board: $20,000
Quiet Homage to my Great-great Grandfather
The Slovak Dances album originates from deep within centuries of
traditional Slovak folk music, filtering and distilling those songs
through interwoven threads of American Jazz, the rhythm of New York
City, the visual narrative of a transmedia filmmaker, and the serene
beauty of a symphony orchestra. Being not only cross-media but also cross-cultural, Slovak Dances
will have a global appeal and serve as the touchstone to influence
additional web-based content beyond the album itself. This is “Deep
Media,” an immersive musical experience taking you further than an
80-minute album will permit.
The emergence of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks
encourages a lot of people to get their content for free. As disruptive
as the Internet has been to the music business, only now is it encouraging
visionaries to innovate designs that will stimulate fans in new ways
while attracting a wider, more diverse audience.
Future of Classical Music
Turning to the next page of notes in classical music’s future means moving along with today's mobile world. Sasha Santiago, the creative director for the
Slovak Dances’ transmedia experience sees the Internet as a chameleon;
therefore the web-based scope of Slovak Dances will be distinguished by
this medium of media. The Internet is changing
storytelling: it’s making content nonlinear, participatory and immersive. The purpose of supporting a
traditional classical music album with a transmedia strategy is to
create an experience that would make 21st Century music lovers
rediscover the significance of a finely crafted contemporary classical
music album by showing them:
1) The significance of a contemporary album based on folk songs 2) Where the music comes from, where it's been and where Peter takes it 3) Who are the visionaries and musicians behind the making of this album 4) How the music is made — from concept to the full orchestral experience 5) When the music is finally created, how it inspires listeners and creators
Below is a concept diagram of the Slovak Dances interactive website
that will be built and used as the platform to deliver the music and
supportive media that will become the "Slovak Dances Album Experience."
In 2012, Sasha documented Peter's journey surrounding the recording of two new albums with the 105 members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra due for release from Naxos in
October 2012. They are Peter's arrangements of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Songs and Dances of Death and The Nursery and Tchaikovsky's Operatic Suites from The Voyevoda and The Queen of Spades.
That documentary, entitled Bask is also due for release on October 10th.
* custom combo reward packages can be arranged to suit your wishes. email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nový album Petra
Slovenské tance - pochabé i smutné sú vlastne orchestrálna
Pozostáva zo 16 tancov,
ktoré sú založené na slovenských ľudových piesňach (rovnako ako podobné suity
iných skladateľov - Dvořáka, Brahmsa, Beethovena, Kodálya, Borodina...),
metamorfované mnohými vrstvami Breinerovho hudobného jazyka, obsahujúce prvky
džezu, folklóru a improvizácie. Album je plný farebných kontrastov, energie,
neobvyklých inštrumentácií a humoru a bude nahrávaný jedným z najlepších
orchestrov na svete - Kráľovskou filharmoniou v Londýne, spolu s tromi špičkovými slovenskými sólistami (Boris Lenko - akordeón, Stano Palúch
- husle a Ján Hrubovčák - fujara, píšťalky. drumbľa, zvonce).
Aj keď je pôvod
albumu hlboko v starých slovenských ľudových piesňach, tieto sú prefiltrované
a pretavené prvkami amerického džezu, rytmami New Yorku, vizuálnymi predstavami
filmára z Portorika a hlavne farbou a krásou symfonického zvuku. Album, ktorý
bude nielen stretnutím mnohých médií ale aj mnohých kultúr, bude mať preto
široký dosah. Bude to "Deep Media", platforma, ktorá svojim webovým
obsahom siaha ďaleko za púhu audio nahrávku.
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Silver Sponsorship Level. Special credit recognition for your contribution. 2 Tickets to the NYC Premiere Party. Conductor's score of 1 of the 16 Slovak Dances actually used during the recording. Hand written notes and corrections. Peter will autograph a personal thank you on the cover.
Gold Sponsorship Level. Special credit recognition for your contribution. 4 Tickets to the NYC Premiere Party. Full and complete score of all 16 Dances of your choice in tabloid format, printed on premium paper. Peter will autograph a personal thank you on the cover.
Diamond Sponsorship Level. The party comes to you. Peter Breiner and his Naughty & Nice Band will perform live at your event (New York City Only. For Continental US, travel, lodging and expenses are not included. Estimate at least $5,000 in addition to the pledge amount to cover costs)
Súkromný koncert na Slovensku. Peter Breiner a jeho cestovná skupina Slovenských tancov budú účinkovať na Vašom podujatí. Okrem záväzku je potrebné uhradiť aj náklady na cestovné a ubytovanie podľa dohody.