WHO WE ARE
With Konstantin Reinfeld and Benyamin Nuss two young shooting stars of the German music scene get together creating an incomparable program for two instruments that could not be more contrary.
Konstantin Reinfeld is one of the most important harmonica players across the globe and Benyamin Nuss is one of the few pianists luring a young audience into classical concert halls while touring the world.
One of the two coaxes unimagined sounds out of his tiny instrument, the other one knows how to apply the sensitive force of the majestic grand piano with flying colors.
Okay, now for you:
We are Konstantin and Benyamin and we love music! :)
One year ago we started to play together working on transcriptions of classical pieces for the diatonic harmonica and piano. This is a big novelty! While doing that we also discovered our love for film music, world music and jazz and during the last few months we had the chance to share that love playing our first concerts for a keen audience.
Now we made the decision to finally capture the energy we have on stage and share it with you!
WHAT WE'RE DOING
With the money we raise on this Kickstarter, we will record our first mutual duo album featuring:
- classical compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Béla Bartók, Eric Satie...
- film music by John Barry, Andrzej Korzyński...
- world music by Pixinguinha, Kaoru Wada...
- original compositions
We want to introduce new colors and flavors for our unique musical setting on this album and create the healthiest music we can!
This is a big step for us and we are thrilled to be working with the classical label ARS together recording our debut at the Immanuelskirche in Wuppertal, Germany.
The Kickstarter money will cover the costs creating the album. We will be spending this money on: studio time, accommodation, grand piano (rent, transport and tuning), recording engineering, mixing, mastering, CD design, CD manufacturing, digital and physical distribution, rewards fulfillment, and of course Kickstarter's processing fees.
Without you, it would be very difficult to get this project off the ground. With your help, we will create unique recordings that listeners will enjoy all over the world and at the same time set a bar for this special musical setting.
Who said stretch goals? If you decide that you really love this project and want to put us over the funding edge, we have some great ideas for how to spend that money, too.
If we reach 9000€ in funding, we will be able to collaborate with some of our film friends to produce videos to accompany the album. Besides that we would love to commission more compositions for our duo and we are already in touch with some amazing composers for this!
Speaking of our music, you can take a listen to a demo recording of Czlowiek Z Zelaza by Andrzej Korzyński that we will also record for our album right here! This track came straight from the board recorded by Georg Bongartz at LOFT in Cologne. Enjoy!
MORE ABOUT US
If you want to learn more about us you can visit our websites here:
You can also follow us on our social media channels here, where we'll be posting pictures and videos throughout the campaign:
Special thanks to Marcus Brux and Maurice Buttermann for helping us with the video!
Risks and challenges
Making an album is a huge undertaking with many moving parts. However, only unforeseen circumstances could delay the album’s release, but if we are funded, we will get the recordings and all other rewards to our backers.
Of course there is a financial risk involved, which is why we have started this crowdfunding campaign. With your help and support, we will be able to make this album the way we envision it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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