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A long form piece of music based on photography resulting in an exhibition and live performance set to projection.
A long form piece of music based on photography resulting in an exhibition and live performance set to projection.
126 backers pledged $10,695 to help bring this project to life.

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Songwriter/composer Daniel Knox and I were recently selected by the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation to be artists in residence this fall at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Watermill, NY.

Through the course of the residency, Daniel will expand, develop, and complete a long-form piece of music written and arranged for piano, voice, horns, strings, and percussion, based on my photography. 

The residency will culminate in a premiere performance of the final piece alongside an exhibition of the integral photographs at the 92YTribeca, New York, NY on 26 January 2012.

Twenty of the photos will be framed, printed, and installed as well as projected as part of the performance.  As many as twelve musicians – a full ensemble with a string section and horn player - will perform Daniel’s score.

The Watermill Center has a formidable presence in the international arts community so this project presents us both with a great opportunity.  Their residency program champions emerging artists by offering them the time, space, and exposure to accomplish their vision.  But the full scope of what we want to achieve with this depends upon your support.  We need funding to help cover production expenses for the exhibition: framing, printing, and equipment rental, accompanying musicians, publicity materials and costs.

With $6,000, we can put together the show as it was first envisioned:  performance of the piece with a limited ensemble, a projection of the images, and ‘home-framed’ prints of the integral images.

With $8,000, we can hire more musicians for more rehearsal time, upgrade the printing and framing process and spend a little more money on publicity. 

With $10,000, we could afford to bring in two particularly key musicians (from London and San Francisco) who have collaborated with Daniel in the past and whose inclusion would make this a world-class affair. 

With $15,000, we can bring this exhibition to other arts centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and beyond.

Any donation is greatly appreciated.  We are beside ourselves with excitement over this opportunity.  We hope, with your help, that we can put together the greatest possible performance.  Thank you for your time. 

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    One 4x6 Print of an image featured in the show.

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    Film Scores and Lost Tracks: A collection of Daniel's works for film and theatre projects, demos, covers, and instrumental tracks with accompanying artwork and notes. Your choice of CD or download.

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    One 8x12 of image featured in the show + Film scores and lost tracks

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    Three 4x6 prints of images featured in the show + two 8x12 prints + Downloadable compilation of Daniel's favorite songs from 1900-1930 with accompanying PDF of notes on each track.

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    Three 4x6 prints of images featured in the show + one 16x24 signed archival print of image featured in the show + commemorative poster from the premiere performance signed by both artists.

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    Three 4x6 prints of images featured in the show + two 16x24 signed archival prints + Black Envelope Package containing the entire sheet music score to the final piece with printed notes and comments from Daniel and John

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    Two signed 16x24 archival prints + one 8x12 of images featured in the show + dvd of the premiere performance + Disaster Trilogy on cassette

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    One framed/printed piece from show 8x12 + one framed Atwood print from upcoming show + 4 tickets to the premiere event + signed poster + Daniel Knox guest list for life

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