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Great Noise Ensemble is looking for fellow new music revolutionaries to help launch their first commercial CD-- join the fight!
Great Noise Ensemble is looking for fellow new music revolutionaries to help launch their first commercial CD-- join the fight!
192 backers pledged $12,373 to help bring this project to life.

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(Special thanks to Mike Kravinsky from NextNik.com for the use of excerpts from his video, "Alt-Classical", which features Great Noise Ensemble as well as other new music groups. Check out Nextnik for stories or people looking for and moving on to the next big thing!)

"Classical" music doesn't just extend to the tried and true warhorses like Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner: there are composers doing amazing and timeless work RIGHT. NOW. that need to be heard and promoted, whose music has moved us and inspired us to be more passionate, more creative, and more thoughtfully artistic than we've ever been before. This project's title conveys that idea perfectly, that it's up to us to champion these new stars and make sure their music is heard.

WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO: Great Noise Ensemble is looking for fellow revolutionaries to help support our first commercial release-- all in-house, all grass roots, by our people for all people. GNE was founded to promote and perform works that are so new the ink's still wet, and in our first six seasons of performance we've found some gems that have really made a splash with our performers and our fans by up and coming composers D.J. Sparr, Marc Mellits, Rob Paterson, and our own Armando Bayolo.

WHAT WE NEED TO DO IT: We need to raise $12,000 to cover production and personnel costs for the new album so we can get rolling on the recording. The funds will help us secure a space, an engineer, and pay our performers and composers to get the ball rolling.

WHY SHOULD YOU HELP? Since 2005 we've been working hard to promote and perform new music by new artists whose voices need to be heard, and this recording is going to be a major step in the process of spreading that music to a wider audience and making sure GNE has the means of continuing that mission.

IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE? Absolutely!!! Great Noise Ensemble is a 501(c)3 non-profit group and as such, your donations are tax deductible! So donate already!

WHAT IF IT DOESN'T GET FUNDED? If we don't reach our goal, you don't have to pay and don't get your rewards in return. More importantly though, if we don't reach our goal, this music will have to sit on a shelf, unheard, for a lot longer until we can scrape together the means to make the recording happen. If each one of our fans pitches in the cost of a couple of concert tickets, we'd be over our goal in no time, and at that price you're already on your way to great rewards in return (look over in the right-hand column! ------>> ) Don't let this opportunity to support the present and future of new music go to waste!

WHAT IF WE MEET OUR GOAL? If we meet our goal, we'll immediately get started on setting up the recording dates, and will of course keep you all posted in the process. We're aiming for a release date during our 2011-2012 season. If we raise more money than we need, it will immediately be rolled over into our next recording project so we can keep supporting the composers that inspire us, and you.

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    NEW!!!! For every donor who either donates $2 or adds two dollars to their pledge between 3pm EST May 25th and 3pm EST may 26th, composer D.J. Sparr has offered a free download of his composition DACCA:DECCA:GaFfA !!!!! Donors adding to previous pledges don't need to change their reward selections-- yoiur download will be automatically included in your reward if you increase your pledge amount!

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    NEW!! Nab it while you can!! For every donor who either donates $2 or adds two dollars or more to their pledge from now until 7:30pm EST tomorrow (June 1st), composer Rob Paterson has offered a free download of his Sextet from his CD Star Crossing: Music of Rob Paterson!!!!! Donors adding to previous pledges don't need to change their reward selections-- your download will be automatically included in your reward if you increase your pledge amount!

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    NEW!! Nab it while you can!! For every donor who either donates $15 or adds 15 dollars or more to their pledge from now until 7:30pm EST tomorrow (June 1st), composer Rob Paterson has offered a free download of his CD Star Crossing: Music of Rob Paterson!!!!! Donors adding to previous pledges don't need to change their reward selections-- your download will be automatically included in your reward if you increase your pledge amount!

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    $10 Level PLUS a copy of the album and a GNE shot glass. What better way to toast the revolution?

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    $10 Level PLUS a copy of the CD signed by GNE members. C'mon. You know you want our John Hancocks. For when we're famous, y'know.

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    $50 Level PLUS a snazzy GNE logo tee-shirt stuffed inside a GNE logo pub glass. Look snazzy while toasting the revolution with your beverage of choice.

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    $100 Level PLUS an invitation to an exclusive post-album-concert dinner with GNE members and attending composers. Toast the revolution while rubbing elbows with its biggest supporters, which now include YOU!

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    $500 Level PLUS a numbered limited edition print of the album's cover art, signed by GNE conductor Armando Bayolo and the artist (TBD.) Enjoy the sights as well as the sounds of GNE!

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    $1000 Level PLUS the very coolest reward of all: $2000 donors will each receive a custom ringtone composed by one of the album's composers and recorded just for you in GNE's album recording session, which you are cordially invited to attend. How great is that?!?! It's like the musical equivalent of having a Lennon drawing on a bar napkin.

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