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14-track piano album of classical water pieces (Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Schubert etc) alongside arrangements of sea shanties.
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After the success and feature of my totally self-produced first album, 'From Bach to Bond' across multiple national media outlets, my 2nd album, 'Sonic Waves', will be a 14-track album of water-themed classical music by composers Liszt, Debussy, Chopin, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, and Handel. The album will also feature arrangements of 3 traditional sea shanties, arranged in a virtuosic, classical style.

The £2,000 I plan to raise will be used to fund the recording, marketing, design, and production costs associated with releasing the CD. This figure is based closely on the costs of my first album, ‘From Bach to Bond’.

I cannot afford to raise the capital for this project myself due to costs of living; my rent and rates, so I would absolutely love to have you involved in the creation of my product, as I already have a strong background in delivering high quality, media-ready work. 

Life as a solo pianist can be challenging, and somewhat isolated, which is yet another reason why I would sincerely appreciate your support and backing. It would mean the absolute world to me to have you involved in my journey. 

I have a distribution deal in place with Naxos records, so the CD will be available both nationally and internationally. 

COSTS

Recording: studio hire, sound engineer hire, producer hire, piano tuning, mixing, and mastering. 

Marketing: photographer, studio hire, concepts, post-production, and advertising.

Design: graphic design, artwork, and printing.

Production: CD duplication, any PRS, MCPS/PPL, or legal requirements, as well as the CD barcode.

Risks and challenges

I have very precisely planned, absolutely final deadlines for this project, which is due to the nature by which national media outlets will publicise, feature, and use the album.
My first album, 'From Bach to Bond' was delivered under similar circumstances, to great success.

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    Pledge £12 or more About $15

    - A copy of "Sonic Waves".
    - A thank you on my website; emmanuelvass.co.uk

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    - A signed copy of "Sonic Waves".
    - A signed, high quality album artwork/photo print. (A6 size).
    - A thank you on my website; emmanuelvass.co.uk

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    - A signed copy of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - A signed copy of "Sonic Waves", to the name of your choice.
    - A thank you on my website; emmanuelvass.co.uk
    - Two signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (A6 size).

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    - Two signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Two signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (A6 size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.

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    - Two signed copies of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - Two signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Two signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (A6 size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - A hand-written letter of thanks, addressed to you.

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    - Three signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Two signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (Any size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - A track dedication on the back cover of the album, made to the person of your choice.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $126

    - Three signed copies of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Two signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (Any size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - A hand-written letter of thanks, addressed to you.
    - A named thank you on the disc itself.

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    - Three signed copies of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (Any size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - A track dedication on the back cover of the album, made to the person of your choice.
    - Two VIP tickets to 1 of 16 national tour recitals.
    - VIP invite to recording sessions in Manchester.

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    NOVELTY REWARD
    - A personalised Youtube video of me playing 'Happy Birthday' to the person of your choice, on their birthday, for 3 years.
    - Three signed copies of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (Any size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - A track dedication on the back cover of the album, made to the person of your choice.
    - A named thank you on the disc itself.

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    Pledge £350 or more About $441

    - Three signed copies of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed copies of "Sonic Waves", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (Any size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - Four VIP tickets to 1 of 16 national tour recitals.
    - A track dedication on the back cover of the album, made to the person of your choice.
    - A named thank you on the disc itself.
    - A hand-written letter of thanks, addressed to you.
    - Private Youtube videos of your two favourite songs, arranged by myself for solo piano, bespoke and especially according to your musical tastes and preference.

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    Pledge £850 or more About $1,070

    - Three signed copies of my debut album, "From Bach to Bond", to the names of your choice.
    - Three signed copies of "Sonic Waves".
    - Three signed, high quality album artwork/photo prints. (Any size).
    - Signed scores of sea shanty arrangements.
    - A thank you in the liner notes.
    - A track dedication on the back cover of the album, made to the person of your choice.
    - VIP invite to recording sessions in Manchester.
    - Bespoke, private piano recital given by Manny, to include your favourite pieces and songs. (Not including accommodation and travel).

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