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By Camila Meza
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About this project

(en español abajo)

YES! I've begun my next adventure, this time with an incredible group of people: The Nectar Orchestra! We would love to have you on board on the creation of my next album AMBAR.

A little story (how we dream): We started this project around three years ago with one of my best friends and collaborators, bassist and arranger Noam Wiesenberg. I was telling him how much I'd love to sing with a string quartet, and he suggested he could write an arrangement of a song I've loved for a long time. This is how "Waltz n.1" was born:

Since this magic happened, we've been working on creating a full repertoire and we've finally reached the exciting moment of an album worth of beautiful songs!

I'll be telling you more about what this album is about throughout the length of the project... but Ambar (amber in spanish) has a lot to say about it :)

Back to reality (how we make it): As you may be aware of the current state of music business (crickets), there's no real investment from labels. So I basically have to create the product before I get anyone interested to promote or distribute it. Yup. Bummer but oh well, as you already may know, that has never stopped me! :) 

To get this music ready to be heard by you I need at least $15,000. I'll be asking for $10,000 because Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING aaaah! (scary) but if you feel inclined to share as much as you can, you know you'll instantly become my favorite people (which you probably already are) and will be helping this dream come true in the best way!

More details:

We have Brooklyn Recording booked for June 12 & 13, 2017. This is a great studio I trust will capture the sound of this band the best. This and paying the work of the seven hard-working musicians on this band are the first and most urgent expenses. Meet the amazing nectarean team!:

  • Noam Wiesenberg (bass & string arrangements)
  • Eden Ladin (piano & keys)
  • Keita Ogawa (drums/percussion)
  • Tomoko Omura (violin)
  • Fun Chern Hwei (violin)
  • Benny Von Gutzeit (viola)
  • Adam Fisher  / Brian Sanders (cello)

After the recording session is accomplished I need to mix and master. I plan to do that end of June, beginning of July. Then work on getting the visuals together with professional photos and artwork. My initial plan is to release this record in March 2018. Can we make it? YES! Let's do it :)

There's many ways you can help! you can choose from the rewards section and get cool retributions for your amazing contributions. If you're not in a position to buy the album in advance or pledge for other things, you can always do us a favor by telling your friends about the project! Although even the smallest most symbolic contribution works! :)

So, with all that said, please feel free to ask me questions, give ideas, offer some help, I'm here for you and I know you're going to LOVE this new album!

THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance for accompanying me in this crazy trip - my most ambitious project to date! 

Let's begin!!!

Besos y muchas gracias!!!

Camila.

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SI! He empezado mi nueva aventura, esta vez con un increíble grupo de personas: The Nectar Orchestra! Nos encantaría que nos acompañaran y apoyaran en la creación de mi nuevo album AMBAR.

Una historia cortita (como soñamos): Comenzamos este proyecto alrededor de tres años atrás junto a uno de mis mejores amigos, bajista y arreglador, Noam Wiesenberg. Le estaba contando lo mucho que me encantaría cantar con cuerdas, y entonces el me sugirió que podía escribir un arreglo para una canción que he amado por mucho tiempo. Así nació "Waltz n.1"  

Desde que esa magia ocurrió, hemos estado trabajando para crear un repertorio completo y finalmente hemos llegado al grandioso momento de completar un album de lindas canciones!  

Les iré contando de que se trata este disco a través de la duración de este proyecto, pero la palabra ámbar tiene mucho sentido para este disco :)

De vuelta a la realidad (como lo logramos): Como muchos deben saber, el estado actual de la industria de la música (cri cri), no hay real inversión de los sellos. Básicamente debo crear el producto antes de que alguien se interese en promoverlo o distribuirlo. Sip. Una pena, pero bueno... como ya deben saber, eso nunca me ha detenido! jajaja

Para llegar a tener esta música lista para ser escuchada por sus oídos, necesito al menos $15,000. Estoy pidiendo $10,000 porque Kickstarter es TODO O NADA aaaah! (miedo), así es que si desean aportar todo lo que puedan, sabrán que se ganarán un espacio en mi corazón (aunque estoy segura que ya lo tienen!) y estarán ayudando a convertir este sueño en realidad de la mejor forma!

Más detalles:

Tenemos el estudio Brooklyn Recording pedido para Junio 12 & 13, 2017. Es un gran estudio de grabación y estoy segura que captará el sonido de esta banda lo mejor posible. Este gasto y el pago a los arduos trabajadores músicos de esta banda son lo más urgente. Conozcan al equipo nectareo:

Noam Wiesenberg (bass & string arrangements) Eden Ladin (piano & keys) Keita Ogawa (drums/percussion) Tomoko Omura (violin) Fun Chern Hwei (violin) Benny Von Gutzeit (viola) Adam Fisher / Brian Sanders (cello) 

Una vez que la sesión de grabación esté hecha, necesito mezclar y masterizar. Luego, trabajar en lo visual, con fotos y arte para el disco. Mi plan inicial es lanzar el disco en Marzo 2018. Lo podemos lograr?! SIIII... dale!

Hay muchas maneras que pueden ayudar! Pueden elegir en la sección recompensas y pedir lo que les interese, hay cosas entretenidas! Si no están en la posición de comprar el álbum, también pueden ayudarnos a correr la voz! Pero la verdad es que la contribución más simbólica también cuenta! :)

Espero que haya sido relativamente claro :) Porfa avísenme si tienen preguntas, si quieren dar ideas, ofrecer ayuda, estoy aquí para ustedes ya que sé que les va a gustar muuuucho el disco!

MUCHAS GRACIAS de antemano por acompañarme en la loca aventurilla -la más ambiciosa hasta la fecha!

Vamos!

Abrazos y besos, Camila.

Risks and challenges

As some of you may know, making an album is always a leap of faith. There's risks, but I don't have a choice! There's this beauty and relief I'm sure Ambar will bring to the ears and soul of the people it reaches. I have an amazing team of musicians and friends ready to bring this to life. It will be a proof of hard-work, love and friendship.

So when we pass $10,000 we're in safe zone. If we do, all of the extra money will go into wonderful things like helping me make an amazing artwork, a videoclip, vinyls, and dreaming some more. Let's make it a reality!
WITH GRATITUDE,
Camila & The Nectar Orchestra

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    UP NEXT: At Jazz Gallery, New York! May 30th (7:30pm & 9:30pm)

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    Private concert w/The Nectar Orchestra!

    Invite some friends to your house and we'll come serenade an amazing evening! You'll be the queen/king!
    (If out from New York, travel expenses/accomodation may apply... but if you can host 8 people, we're there! :)

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    The Nectar Executive Producer!

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    Everything and anything!

    There's a chance YOU ARE THE SAVIOR of The Nectar Sounds. Basically you'll get anything and everything you want haha! Now seriously, something like:
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    Private Solo Concert (Camila & Guitar)
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