Audio Sample of each day on Youtube:
Prelude : I started composing Suite 7 Days in 2009. It was very difficult since I had little experience in composition prior to the project. I was lucky to have a composer friend to give me feedback every now and then. Through the revision process, I have learned so much about both composition and sound possibilities on the cello. After almost three years, Suite 7 Days was finally completed. It features seven movements performed entirely from pizzicato on the cello, and it represents what I envision each day sounds like.
What makes this piece stand out is that it requires the performer to use a practice mute throughout the movements. Often times this wouldn't be done because a practice mute dampens the sound way too much to be heard in a concert hall. However, the combination of pizzicato and the unique muffled sound of a practice mute is definitely something worth exploring. To combat the loss in decibels in a large venue, an amplifier can be used and is recommended.
Originally I wanted this to be a Holiday gift (2009), both score and CD sent to all the cellists I have known. I haven't lost sight of that dream (even though It would be too difficult to track down and send it to all the cellists now, since I've met quite a few these few past years). A lot of delays on the way, but now everything is in the final stages of production (both score and CD). Suite 7 Days really means a lot to me and It would be beyond amazing to finally make this piece available to the public.
The CD : Suite 7 Days, includes 8 tracks (in 4-panel digipak)with a total duration of 22:00 minutes. With your help it will be released as a CD and digital download worldwide.
The Score : 20 pages bound together. While the score is very detailed (extended techniques, fingerings, tempo.. etc), it is also clean and easy/pleasant to look at. I personally went through the score multiple times, note by note, to fix any any imperfections or anything that might be unclear or confusing, and believe that the final score is as clear as I can make it.
Total performance duration is about 18min
The Plan : The official release is being planned on March 31, 2013, you receive the physical rewards (score, album, sheet music..) beforehand.The performance/lessons/travel/scheduling.. etc will have to be worked out individually. But I'm confident I can fulfill them by the end of this year (2013).
With your help I will be able to
2. Manufacturing of the discs/distribution with disk makers
*CD graphics design
*BCP editing, engraving , publishing the score
I apologize for the lack in video quality and sound.
Thank you so much!
Risks and challenges
All tracks (7 + 1 bonus track) have been recorded and mastered. The score is also at the final stage and ready to be in print.
There are many ways to reach me and I am very responsible. You can trust me! Upon completion, I will have your rewards shipped out before the planned release date on March 31st.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions
Since the rewards are more exclusive for cellists, you can always suggest what I can do for you and I can add it as a pledge reward.
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