Previous Musopen backers - A call for your support
We are now half-way to our goal to record the life's work of Chopin. I'm going to paste a list below of Chopin's music so you can get a sense... Read more
Musopen Kickstarter #2
I'm very excited to announce Musopen's 2nd Kickstarter! It's hard to believe that our first project was way back in Sep 2010!
We've spent a lot of time thinking about what to... Read more
Update - Sister Project
Hello backers,I'm close to annoucing a second Musopen KickStarter in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to mention a project that the engineers behind Musopen,... Read more
Done and Done
I'm happy to report we are 100% finished. DVDs have been mailed, t-shirts next week. Accounts should be upgraded immediately, if not please let me know.
And now, the final... Read more
Great news. The editing is done and t-shirts are ordered. I'll be uploading everything to Musopen this week and next, and announcing the final list + some secret additions shortly.... Read more
Layout of Orchestra
For those requesting it, here is a diagram of how the orchestra was set up:
Phase One - Pro Tools
I'm happy to announce that the original Pro Tools files from the recording sessions are now available, thanks to generous hosting from Archive.org.
Please remember these are unedited raw recordings, so they... Read more
The End is Near - In a Good Way
Good news. Editing is complete, we are now mixing the music and adding finishing touches. I am spending all of my time listening through everything very carefully. We are close... Read more
Recordings Done - Editing Begins
The recordings are all complete - whew. For those that requested it, I have 560gb of protools files, the originals made in the recording studio. I am thinking about ways to... Read more
Silence on the set - Recording in Progress
I am currently listening to a very nice performance of the Brahms 2nd symphony. One of the Musopen donors is in Prague in the recording studio, and anyone else in the area... Read more
Some long overdue good news
From reading all the comments and the survey results, it seems that there is a pretty good consensus as to how to proceed. People definitely are voicing the importance of... Read more
Update - The Final Stages
I thought an update was due since it has been a while since I last wrote.
I believe we are in the final stages for choosing an orchestra.... Read more
Apologies for my silence and also thank you for your patience. While I have several quotes from orchestras and a list of music many of you have voted... Read more
Voting is now open for the music we are going to record. I've built a Digg-like system so you can submit or vote on a piece of music you... Read more
Results of the survey:
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* Most people preferred recording 1, 39% to 34%. 26% couldn't tell the difference.
* 34% Thought they sounded the same... Read more
Blind Audio Test
I've seen quite a few comments back and forth regarding what kind of an orchestra to hire, so I've put together a blind audio test to help. The results from... Read more
I had originally wanted to send all the donors a hand written letter, thanking you for your contribution, but that would now cost me $561 in stamps. So please accept... Read more
Last 24 Hours - Last Request
It looks like we're going to break 50k tonight. Incredible.
1) We have almost 1000 backers but only 148 votes on digg? We can do better. Please take 1 minute... Read more
Keep bugging people to write!
Less than 2 days left
Today, as most of you know, Slashdot linked to this and tripled the amount raised. I've included a screenshot to show you all what I've been doing, since someone asked.... Read more
I'm obviously stunned at how well we are doing, especially in the last few days.
Apparently the Pepsi grant will allow everyone to vote once a day, until the end... Read more
Pepsi Refresh - Lets add $25k Free!
We have a great opportunity to triple what we raised on kickstarter for free. Pepsi is going to fund the top 10 ideas in each funding group so we have... Read more
Too many backers... not enough votes!
$362 left, spread the word!
Only $362 left in our goal with 14 days to go.
You have all already donated, so please take a minute and do something that's... Read more
To keep things moving, could anyone with a Digg/Reddit account please vote for our submissions.