We're bringing you inside the studio recording of Cucumbers & Gin, a virtuosic solo violin piece I wrote for Sean-David Cunningham. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 24, 2010.
About this project
I’m Kevin, and I wrote Cucumbers and Gin as a solo showpiece for Sean-David Cunningham, a great violinist and a frequent collaborator.
Now we want to make a studio recording and a film of Sean’s performance. We want to bring you inside the recording studio, where we’ll show you what it really takes to play this piece. Cucumbers and Gin is tough. Sean has to play tricky double stops at breakneck speed and super-wide intervals with rock solid intonation. It’s a good thing he’s such a fantastic musician!
Sean and I have some fantastic friends and collaborators helping out on the project, too. Zachary Herchen, an amazing saxophonist and audio engineer, will record the piece. Filmmakers Alan Jeffries and Michael Feldman will help out behind the camera.
When all is said and done we’ll have a studio recording, a performance film of Sean playing Cucumbers and Gin, and some behind-the-scenes clips of what it’s like to write, rehearse, and record contemporary music. If you’ve ever wondered how this kind of music works, here’s your chance to find out! We’re even going to make some special videos for our high level backers - check out the $500 reward if you want a personal theme song and music video...
If $500 isn’t quite your style, check out the other rewards we have on offer: private performances, violin and composition lessons, and even new cocktail recipes named after you featuring - you guessed it - cucumbers and gin. Even if you can't put in a lot of money, your support will make a huge difference.
Thanks for learning about our project, and I hope you’ll join us in making Cucumbers and Gin into a great recording, a great film, and great experience.
Thanks again, and see you at the premiere!
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Pledge $5 or more
NEW REWARD!!! MP3 E-MAIL -- By special request from a Kickstarter user I'm now offering a new $5 reward for an e-mailed MP3 of the finished recording, as well as our thanks in the credits and the score, and a link back to your online presence.
Pledge $15 or more
SIGNED SCORE --
You'll get a signed score of Cucumbers and Gin, an early look at the performance film online, our thanks in the credits and the score, and a link back to your online presence.
Pledge $25 or more
SIGNED CD/DVD COMBO --
You'll get a signed CD of the finished recording, DVD of the finished film and behind-the-scenes videos, and the $15 rewards.
Pledge $50 or more
4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)
PERSONALIZED COCKTAIL RECIPE --
I'll create a personalized cocktail recipe for you, featuring our title ingredients, cucumbers and gin. We'll talk about your tastes a little so that I can be sure to come up with something you'll love. You'll also get all of the $25 rewards.
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
VIOLIN OR COMPOSITION LESSON --
You'll get a violin lesson with Sean or a composition lesson with Kevin in the New York City area. You'll also get all of the $50 rewards.
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
PRIVATE PERFORMANCE --
Sean will give you a private performance of Cucumbers and Gin in the New York area, and
you'll be credited as an Associate Producer of the film and recording both in the credits and online. and you'll also get all of the $100 rewards.
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
PERSONAL THEME SONG --
I will write you a personal theme song, which the cast and crew will make into a music video for you during the recording session. We will sing, and yes, we will dance. You'll be credited as an Executive Producer of the film and recording in the credits and online, as well as being a commissioner of Cucumbers and Gin credited in all copies of the score. You'll also receive all of the $250 rewards.
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