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Join Grammy Nominee musician in making a new album of ambient music designed to create a supportive space for YOU to create and inspire
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  "Daydreaming" | a limited edition album

We all share a basic human need to belong, and music can be the balm. Combining sonic innovation, creative passion, and psychoacoustic research, Grammy-nominated Silvia Nakkach skillfully focuses on this very human need in her upcoming album, Daydreaming. Inspired by a renewed life force after enduring profound personal loss, her new ambient music project brings forth a sense of transformation and ease, like a new journey to coming home.” Dr John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., musician and a major innovator in the area of sound healing therapies and founder of BioSonic Enterprises.

After years of research on the affective quality of sound and music, I am planning to use the power of sound scientifically - and aesthetically - to rise above noise irritation and emotional distractions, layering voices and soft pulses to induce concentration and an aware state I like to call ‘mindful listening bliss’. The music becomes both a space to dwell and a gentle aural companion.

It’s happening! We are in recording studio, and I wish to team up with YOU - my friends, fans, and listeners - in the making of this new album. Many of you know me as a treasure finder, and my life has been about bringing people together to create the music that they love. This time, I trust that your collaboration and generosity will bring to light new treasures.

So...I am excited and can't wait to continue unfolding this new wave of inspiration, an elegant kind of melodicism that ignited a spark inside me since my most recent return from India, and the unexpected Grammy Nomination of Love and Longing my last album with David Darling. This new album project continuous the journey from longing to an uplifting sense of belonging. As always, I am committed to reactivating the ancient vision of music and singing as a devotional art that goes beyond antagonisms and distress, and I am inviting you to join forces to realize this vision by pre-ordering the album.

About the Music

Much as an architect, I am designing the music to expand our sense of space and time. The album will be an intimate soundtrack that can be played continuously in your workplace, when you are resting, journeying, creating, or daydreaming.

"The music is a canvas where Todd Boston's sensitive instrumental atmospheres blend seamlessly with Silvia’s masterful vocals unfolding from the epic beauty of the Indian ragas. Most unique is their skills to incorporate silence and space into the musical journey." Serena Malkani, Devotional music singer and producer.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

                                Creativity is not an individual process

You Preorder the album and chose a level of Rewards. Together, we create a bridge of exchange. It’s not really a donation. You are purchasing the album in advance. Your partnership support through this entire process will bring the album to life. In essence, you are buying the album early.

HOW WILL YOUR PLEDGES BE SPENT

The funds we'll raise will go directly toward:

  • Studio rental, engineering and producing,
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Musicians budget
  • Video and Album Artwork
  • CD manufacturing costs
  • Campaign Rewards and Mailing
  • Media Publicist/Promotions
  • Legal and Project Management staff

The estimated budget for the record is about $40,000. We hope to meet and exceed our fundraising goal of $24,000 so that we can continue to spread our message and hire a publicist to help with distribution and promotion on radios across the world.

Ideally, your funding will also allow me to be more ambitious, recapitulate, and invite the participation of some of those extraordinary musicians and scientists _such as Egberto Gismonti, Ysaye Barnwell, John Beaulieu, Jaques Morelenbaum, Dr Mitch Gaynor, Steve Gorn, Ritwik Sanyal, Marlui Miranda, to mention some _ who I met throughout our musical life.

I am joining forces with award-winning guitarist/producer Todd Boston who has been part of my musical family for more than 15 years. Our collaboration is reaching a new height. We plan to document the studio recording with images that we will share with you. Its important for us to have you walk along the path with us through this new recording project.                 YOUR CONTRIBUTION MATTERS!

Silvia and Todd having a sweet time
Silvia and Todd having a sweet time

             Click + Listen to Daydreaming, an album-track preview     

BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT

Join today the Daydreaming campaign and, together, let’s raise the volume on high to music that is concieved to gently centering and honing our focus, improving our performance on whatever we need to deliver.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE __There are many generous Rewards to choose from. Please, make your Pledge. If...by June 3 we don't make the GOAL, we will NOT get your PLEDGES. You will not be charged, and it was a very hard-working fantasy for all of us. The sooner and most generous your pledges are, the closest to meet the goal and make the album.

Actually, driving this campaign is like a full time job, and even with a small TIME GAP due to other gigs that needed our attention, we’ve generated a third of the goal already, just by the pledges from our Facebook community. We have few days to go and NOW MORE THAN EVER; time is precious.

Whether you’ve already pledged, or are just about to press SEND on this page, please consider both sharing and stretching as far and wide as possible to bring this album forward in a time when people need to be reminded of trust, togetherness, supportive presence, and positive change for now and the future. We can do it because we know how to apply the transformative power of music.

My Religion is Participation

Together, let's see this project come to life. This is a new platform for us, as we'll share with our supporters all of the things that happen when we create: music, films, photos, visions, and sparks of wisdom inspired by the process. We want this to be a community project. WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE ON THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM. May be you would like to attend a recording session, or even play on the album. We want to give you the best and celebrate the final release with all of you, both online and in live private events.

About the Kickstarter and the Rewards

If Kickstarter is new to you, here's some information that will help you participate; Kickstarter provides creators like us with a platform from which we can raise funds to make our projects happen by the direct support of people like you. We have listed several "rewards" on the right side of this page. If you choose to back this project, you will need to set up an account and click on the green button to the right of the video that says "BACK THIS PROJECT". After this, you can either select a level from the Reward list or you can enter your own amount in the box provided.

If you want to pledge an amount in between two levels you can do this - we will consider the amount above our preset level as a donation. We sincerely appreciate every dollar contributed here. Funding on Kickstarter is all or nothing. This means in order for us to receive the money pledged to this project we must meet or exceed our funding goal within the funding period. If we are not able to do this ... we don't get anything at all.

Little Silvia driving the campaign
Little Silvia driving the campaign

A project can be over-funded too. If this happened it would be so amazing!! Our funding goal is considerably less than the total cost for this project. If we exceed our goal, these additional resources will go toward the total budget, making everything about this album even better.

ONE MORE THING

Please recommend this project to your friends, networks, and family by sharing the link. There are many amazing and generous REWARDS for supporting the project and you will benefit in wonderful ways as well. Thank you for make a commitment today by pre-ordering the album, and you might consider additional ways to show your support.

We trust YOU. Click the GREEN ICON on the SIDE to show your support. YOUR PLEDGES WILL TURN INTO MUSIC.

Across the Universe planting music_photo-collage by Andrea M. Boston
Across the Universe planting music_photo-collage by Andrea M. Boston

New Video Updates, MUSIC, Comments, and Progress Reports will be posted here and some on this website: www.voxmundiproject.com, so stay tuned for more information because your support will allow us to immerse deeper and "faster" into the zone of creation!

We need your help to spread the word! Please LIKE us FB at :

http://bit.ly/newdreaming

and FOLLOW us  on TWITTER @silviasings 

                                  THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

We’ll finish the album! Just notice that every now and then there are delays in the mixing and mastering processes. This could add time to the schedule. Also, sometimes we get new music ideas and inspiration while in the recording studio and we may need to add a week or more time to the making of the album. We have allowed for these possibilities in our scheduling and hope to stay on track with our estimate release date in the Fall of 2015. If there are any unforeseen delays this could become Spring 2016. We have considered all the rewards offered carefully and do not expect problems in getting them to you around the estimated delivery date we have noted. As a backer, you are our partner. If there are any issues along the way, we will be sure to keep you updated. You will be able also to check our websites for updates or for a more in-detailed information on your rewards visit www.voxmundiproject.com and my email is voxmundi@yahoo.com. We are doing this TOGETHER!

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    * TUITION REGISTRATION to 4 THURSDAY EVE. RAGA SESSIONS at the VOICE LOFT
    * A PERSONALIZED PLAYLIST designed by SILVIA's MUSIC to implement in your individual or group practice. Includes online consultation
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    * COMPLETE SET PACKAGE of SILVIA NAKKACH DISKS PRIVATE COLLECTION- out of print - or - never before released - on a label USB stick or MP3 CD + includes liner notes + ways of implementing the music for practice and healing journeys
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