Wild Rumpus is a group of performers and composers based in San Francisco, CA, dedicated to collaborating with emerging composers. For our 2012-2013 season, we've chosen eight fantastic composers to work with, and we're asking for your help to commission new works from them.
THE COMMISSIONING PROJECT
Last fall, Wild Rumpus held a call for scores for our first annual Commissioning Project. 215 composers from all over the world sent us their work, and we chose Julian Day, Ruben Naeff, Andrea La Rose, Elizabeth Lim, Nicole Murphy, Jon Russell, Jeffrey Treviño, and Nicolas Tzortzis to commission for next season. They represent an incredible amount of talent and a huge array of musical interests. You can learn more about each of them here at: http://wildrumpusmusic.org/the-2011-commissioning-project-results/
Wild Rumpus will premiere the pieces by Andrea, Jon, Elizabeth, and Nicole at our fall concert, in November 2012, and we'll premiere Julian, Ruben, Jeffrey, and Nicolas' pieces at our spring concert, in May 2013.
We're dedicated to composer/performer collaboration, which we believe can be a powerful source of inspiration and creativity. Every composer who works with Wild Rumpus on a new piece gets contact information for the members of the ensemble, and are invited to contact them to try material and ask questions; and we hold monthly readings with the whole ensemble before each deadline. Our hope is that, by inviting our composers to experiment and explore, we'll help them not only create great pieces, but develop overall as artists.
WHAT YOU'LL GET!
We have a huge and fabulous array of gifts for you guys! You can snag tickets or an all-access pass to our season, digital downloads of all the new pieces you helped commission, or co-commissioner credit on the score and an autographed copy to keep. You can study composition or voice or clarinet or violin, or learn to knit a hat! You can have Wild Rumpus wish you a happy birthday, play at your wedding, or give a full concert of these new pieces in your home. You can spend a night at a jazz club in Paris with Nicolas, an afternoon with Ruben in his studio, or hike from brewery to brewery in the hills of Erlangen, Germany with Andrea. All of these, and more, are possible, along with—of course!—the possibility of being crowned KING/QUEEN OF THE WILD THINGS.
Thank you for being a part of our upcoming season, and for being a part of the Commissioning Project!
Risks and challenges
There is a very slight, but non-zero, possibility that any of our commissioned works could have its premiere delayed if unforeseen scheduling/logistical issues arise. (Some possible causes: a missed deadline, performance considerations that we'll need to budget and plan for more than we'd anticipated, etc.) In the unlikely event that this happens, we'd need to delay delivery of gifts associated with that piece.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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