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I, Nathan Felix, am looking for support to fund my 1st symphony, The Curse the Cross & the Lion! a 6-movement orchestral adventure!

Hi,  

I’m Nathan Felix

And I have a confession.

Yes, I do believe in LOVE at first...

Listen!

8 years ago, in the most unexpected of ways, I fell in love with orchestral music, and every day since then I’ve immersed myself with all that is orchestral.

It’s been an 8-year journey of learning, listening and ultimately composing my first symphony, The Curse the Cross & the Lion!  The Curse the Cross & the Lion is a 6-movement cinematic adventure with over 25 minutes of music written for a full symphony orchestra (80 players)!

To see it come to life I will need $7,000 to record an orchestra.

I quickly learned that writing a symphony is something I can do alone, but having it performed requires the help of over 100 people!

I’ve earned and saved $4,000 in 2011 & have already invested $1,500 of my personal funds. Last November I visited, scouted, and began working out logistics to record this beast in New York at SUNY Fredonia, and have surrounded the project with an amazing team.  

- Erik Wofford (http://cacophonyrecorders.com/) is on board as producer/engineer (Black Angels, Octopus Project, Okkervil River)
- Andre Lousada (Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; SUNY) will conduct (www.andrelousada.com).
- Laurie Gallardo of KUT (Austin’s NPR affiliate) fame will serve as the voice.
- Emmy nominated videographer, David Schulte will document it! (www.davidschulte.com)
- Jean-Roux Bezuidenhout will photograph the process.

5 months to go & 4 years in the making, I stand here today in need of financial support that will help bring The Curse the Cross & the Lion to life!

I humbly ask for your generous pledges to raise $7,000. This $7,000 along with the $4,000 that I have raised/saved in 2011, will help me pay for the orchestra to perform and record The Curse the Cross & the Lion and produce it.  

To reciprocate generosity, I have exclusive gifts you can get your hands and ears on!

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    Go Digital: You get a digital download of The Curse the Cross & the Lion (CCL)

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    Go Compact: You get an advanced copy of CCL on CD + digital

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    Go Poster: You get a Limited Edition Numbered Screen-printed Poster by Jaime Cervantes (http://bit.ly/AEVPH2) + CD + Download

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    Go T-Shirt: Your choice of character screen printed on a T-Shirt + poster + download. To view characters go to - http://cursecrosslion.tumblr.com/

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    Go Vinyl: You get a signed Vinyl copy of CCL + T-Shirt + Poster + Download

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    Sponsor a school: I will personally visit selected schools in TX & share the wonders of composition of CCL and the recording process to classes (ages 7-11). For more info on this one please emailn.j.felix@gmail.com. You also receive all the gifts listed above.

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    Go V.I.P: Get V.I.P treatment at the performance of The Curse the Cross & the Lion in the Austin, TX area + Vinyl + Poster + CD + Download (Travel costs to and from Austin are not included.Venue & date TBD)

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    Private Show: Get a private performance from yours truly in the comfort of your home or office + Vinyl + Poster + CD + T-Shirt + Download. (Limited to the Central Texas region. If you live outside of this area please contact me before purchasing this package. Please note that this private show will be limited to an 8-12 piece ensemble to recreate the movements)

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