I’m Erin Ivey, an independent singer/ songwriter & performer based in Austin, Texas. This is my second Kickstarter campaign and I’m so glad you’re here to check it out. I've been blessed to work with the renowned Tosca String Quartet (David Byrne, Waking Life, Dixie Chicks, Arcade Fire, Bonnie Raitt, etc.) to bring hauntingly beautiful songs to life in an audio/video collection called Whisper of the Moon. We just need your help to finish and release it!
UPDATE!! INSTANT BONUS REWARDS
BACKERS can immediately download these bonus rewards in the update section:
1) A private video screening of a brand new just-written song (co-written with the insanely lovely Elizabeth McQueen of Asleep at the Wheel)
2) A super-early download of the first single ("Almanac") from this project, Whisper of the Moon
THE GOAL of this project is to finish the new Whisper of the Moon album and videos, to make the music widely available in a variety of formats, to help sustain my career, and to bring more uplifting, brain-ordering music into the world.
Your contribution will go directly to pay for audio mastering, video editing, graphic design, duplication, packaging, and administrative things like iTunes registration fees.
The standard offering will be a CD/DVD combo in the classic 4-panel jacket style. The Deluxe Edition will bring you the CD and DVD in a beautiful hardback book filled with journal sketches, private photographs, stories, and behind-the-scenes details, to bring the making of Whisper of the Moon to life right on your coffee table. We'll design and print these through Blurb. I am thrilled with the quality and vibrancy of their books.
Though it will take money to make this happen, I hope you will find this music to be priceless in your life. I hope this album becomes one of your favorites in your whole collection. I hope it reminds you to relax, to listen, and to get off of auto-pilot for a little while.
Please check out the rewards, make a pledge, spread the word, and let's bring this music into the world.
I am grateful to you, my friends, fans, and family, for all your support. If you would like to be part of this project, I’d be so delighted and look forward to keeping you updated on our progress along the way.
p.s. Shoot me a message if you're interested in seeing my project budget. I'm a spreadsheet nerd and I'm happy to share.
Here's a taste of the great rewards here for you. Have at them. ---->
That's just a taste of the great rewards here for you. Have at them. ---->
Risks and challenges
My last Kickstarter campaign was only a year ago, so this is a real gamble to launch another one so soon. However, this opportunity to work with Tosca String Quartet came unexpectedly and with such momentum, I hope you’ll be excited to participate and become part of the forward motion.
There are seven songs on Whisper of the Moon and I am counting on people choosing to step away from the commoditization of music at 99 cents a track, or the idea that an album with a certain number of tracks has to be called an LP or an EP...
This is an audio/visual song collection, fused by the uniqueness of its sound, its unifying theme, and the circumstances under which it was created. The CD/DVD combos are designed to invite you into the very room where this music was recorded. It's a special collection that I hope will become one of your favorites.
2) Oh, Light
3) Whisper of the Moon
4) Little Star
6) Jack's Lullaby
7) Rest Your Head
- (34 days)