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I am preparing to record my tenth album.  A lot has gone into this already, and I hope you can help me with the final push!
I am preparing to record my tenth album. A lot has gone into this already, and I hope you can help me with the final push!
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“His music has a deceptive simplicity and honesty..genuinely moving, with a private beauty of its own.”

 Maestro Leonard Bernstein

“Urquhart is one of my favorites in this extremely crowded subgenre. His superb control of nuance, crafting such beautiful yet restrained heartfelt compositions, painting one warm, comforting musical portrait after another—well, it's like coming home again. “

Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter

“His music reaches through the invisible walls with an immeasurable sense of peace and beauty.”

Richard Mauro, Sacred World Music

Title: Calm Seas

Dear Friends:

I am so excited about launching this Kickstarter campaign for my new album Calm Seas. This work continues my journey, delving into my soul and the world around me to find confidence, thoughtfulness and inner peace. This will be a beautiful album, and if you have been following the development of this project, then you’ve already heard some “teasers”. In order to bring you the full piece, I need your help raising the resources needed to bring new music into our world. Here is a breakdown of my costs.

50 mins of music (estimate)

Piano tuning $500.00
Recording cost $3000.00 
Mastering costs $2000.00 
Album artwork $500.00
Manufacturing $2000.00
Travel Costs $500.00
Promotional costs $1000.00

Total Estimated cost: $10.000

Risks and challenges

The album recording process is one that I have gone through several times before. I record my albums from the comfort of my New York City apartment on my Bosendorfer piano. The recordings are captured masterfully by a technician with whom I have worked several times before. As a solo artist, I rely solely on my own merit and personal well-being to see the project through. As such, there are no perceivable risks and/or challenges to this project,

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    Digital download of "Calm Seas", personalized autographed photo, social media thank you.

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    Digital download of "Calm Seas", social media thank you.

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    Physical copy of "Calm Seas" as well as a digital download of the album, personalized autographed photo, social media thank you.

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    Exclusive ringtone for your smartphone derived from one of the new tracks, digital download of "Calm Seas", personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    Sheet music to one of my songs (your choice), digital download of "Calm Seas", personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    One copy of my unreleased DVD: "Reflections", on which I perform selected piano works; digital download and autographed physical copy of "Calm Seas", personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    Complete piano CD collection, including an autographed copy of "Calm Seas"; a digital download of "Calm Seas", personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    Complete AUTOGRAPHED piano CD collection, including "Calm Seas"; digital download of "Calm Seas", personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    Skype interview or piano/composition lesson (up to one hour), autographed physical copy of "Calm Seas", digital downloads of the complete solo piano albums, personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    Hand-written musical sketch on high quality paper, autographed. Your name will be included in a list of backers on the CD jacket and you will receive autographed physical copy of "Calm Seas", digital downloads of the complete solo piano albums, as well as a personalized autographed photo and a social media thank you.

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    Receive the sheet music to "Calm Seas" and one other album of your choice. These will be autographed, and your name will be included in a list of backers on the CD jacket.
    You will also receive an autographed physical copy of "Calm Seas", digital downloads of the complete solo piano albums, personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    One of the songs on "Calm Seas" will be dedicated to you. Additionally, your name will be included in a list of backers on the CD jacket and you will receive an autographed physical copy of "Calm Seas", digital downloads of the complete solo piano albums, personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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    I will write a new solo piano work of approximately 3 to 5 minutes in length, dedicated to you, to be delivered by December 31, 2016

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    A small Sunday afternoon house concert for you and up to seven friends in my New York City apartment. Complete autographed piano CD collection, including "Calm Seas"; digital downloads of the complete solo piano albums, personalized autographed photo, social media thank you.

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    A house concert in the United States (an excellent piano must be provided). Travel and lodging must be covered in addition. You may inquire to see if I am coming to your area in the upcoming year.

    Additionally, your name will be included in a list of backers on the CD jacket and you will receive FOUR autographed physical copies of "Calm Seas", digital downloads of the complete solo piano albums, personalized autographed photo, social media thank you.

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    A house concert in Europe (an excellent piano must be provided). Travel and lodging must be covered in addition. You may inquire to see if I am coming to your area in the upcoming year.

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    Be my angel and fund this entire project.
    You will be credited as Executive Producer. I will arrange a house concert near you, (travel and lodging must be covered, and an excellent piano must be provided). You will be able to create a special program, up to 90 minutes, allowing you to request any of your favorite songs from my library. You will receive 50 physical copies of "Calm Seas", all autographed; an autographed, hand-written musical sketch on high quality paper. One of the songs on the album will be dedicated to you, and you will also receive an exclusive ringtone for your smartphone derived from one of the new tracks, digital downloads and autographed CDs of the complete solo piano albums, a personalized autographed photo, and a social media thank you.

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