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New Music for Mandolins

I'm passionate about mandolins and writing musicOpus Twelve is an ambitious project that I plan to complete within the next year.  It will be a major step forward in my goal to write accessible music for modern mandolinists at a variety of skill levels.  I will write and publish a collection of 12 (or more) pieces for mandolin;  solos, duos, trios, one quartet, plus one epic work for mandolin orchestra.  That's 12+ mandolin pieces; 36+ minutes of new music!  

I'm most excited that this project will involve YOU.  I could write a mountain of music, but it wouldn't matter unless you are part of it - as a listener or as a player.  I'm counting on you to become my fan and collaborator. I'll be seeking your suggestions and feedback along the way, so you will be a part of the creative process and I will be able to write better music as a result.

Every piece in this opus is open for sponsorship by you or your group.  If you sponsor a solo, quartet or orchestra piece, you will be given a window of opportunity to premiere the piece before I publish it.

Whether you'd like a new piece for your repertoire, you would just like to dedicate a new piece of music to someone special, or you want to be a modern patron of the arts - this is your chance!

Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING proposition. Your credit card will only be charged if I raise the project minimum of $3,456 which will be used to cover project expenses (recording, printing, etc.). Otherwise, I don't get funded and the project doesn't get done. Time is limited.  Please share this with your friends, family, and anyone you know who values the arts, independent music, and mandolins!

Thanks for listening,

Joel Hobbs

joelhobbs.com

Videography by Joel Hobbs. Audio recorded at Figment Studios.  Opus Twelve is a project of my music publishing business: Hyoshi New Media, Inc.  For copyright purposes, Joel Hobbs is the writer and Hyoshi New Media, Inc. is the publisher.  This is not a work for hire. All rights reserved.

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    SUPPORTER: You will be credited by name on joelhobbs.com and on the conductor's score for Opus Twelve. You will get a digital audio download (mp3) of one of the pieces in Opus Twelve of my choice, recorded in hi-fi stereo by yours truly.

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    FAN: You will receive digital audio downloads (mp3) of all the duets and trios in Opus Twelve, recorded in hi-fi stereo by yours truly and perhaps some special guests to be announced (plus all the rewards above).

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    SUPERFAN: You will receive a digital album (mp3 downloads) of all the pieces in Opus Twelve, recorded in hi-fi stereo by yours truly and perhaps some special guests to be announced (plus all the rewards above).

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    PLAYER: You will receive a digital download (pdf document) of the score and individual instrument parts for all the duets and trios in Opus Twelve for your personal use (plus all the rewards above).

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    MAESTRO: You will also receive digital downloads scores and individual parts (pdf document) for the solos, quartet, and orchestra piece in Opus Twelve for your personal use after those works have been premiered. Additionally, I will mail to you a high-quality printed limited-edition score and parts of the entire Opus Twelve, signed by me (plus all the rewards above).

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    DUETO: I will dedicate a short duet (~ 1 minute) to you (or someone you designate). I will take your suggestions via an online survey before writing the piece. You can suggest a title, a meter, a key, a specific instrumentation (mandolin, mandola, mandocello), a style, a theme, or a mood (plus all the rewards at the MAESTRO level).

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    VIRTUOSO: I will dedicate a challenging and impressive solo piece (2-4 minutes) to you (or someone you designate). I will take your suggestions via an online survey before writing the piece. You can suggest a title, a meter, a key, a specific instrumentation (mandolin, mandola, mandocello), a style, a theme, an altered tuning, skill level, or a mood. You will have three months from receipt of the score to premiere the piece before I release the score to everyone else (plus all the rewards at the MAESTRO level).

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    TRIO: I will dedicate a winsome mandolin trio (3-4 minutes) to you (or someone you designate). I will take your suggestions via an online survey before writing the piece. You can suggest a title, a meter, a key, a specific instrumentation (mandolin, mandola, mandocello, classical guitar, bass, etc.), a style, a theme, or a mood (plus all the rewards at the MAESTRO level).

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    QUARTETO: I will dedicate a spiffy mandolin quartet (3-4 minutes) to you (or someone you designate). I will take your suggestions before writing the piece. You can suggest a title, a meter, a key, a specific instrumentation (mandolin, mandola, mandocello, classical guitar), a style, a theme, or a mood. You will have three months from receipt of the score and parts to premiere the piece, before I release the score and parts to everyone else (plus all the rewards at the MAESTRO level).

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    IMPRESSARIO: I will dedicate an epic mandolin orchestra piece (~6 minutes) to you (or someone you designate). I will take your suggestions before writing the piece. You can suggest a title, a meter, a key, a specific instrumentation (mandolin, mandola, mandocello, classical guitar, bass, etc.), a style, a theme, or a mood. You will have three months from receipt of the score and parts to premiere the piece, before I release the score and parts to everyone else (plus all the rewards at the MAESTRO level).

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