This fundraiser will cover a part of the commissioning fees and mechanical licenses that I will pay directly to the composers: Gregory C. Brown, Eli Fieldsteel, Douglas Laustsen, Emma O'Halloran, Isaac Schankler, and Tina Tallon.
Input-Output is my third solo album project. It will include these newly written works:
- Pheromone for flute, piano, and electronics (2014) by Isaac Schankler*
- Pencilled Wings for flute, piano, and stereo playback (2014) by Emma O'Halloran*
- Fractus III: Aerophoneme for flute and quadraphonic electronic sound (2011/2012) by Eli Fieldsteel
- New work for flute and electronics (2014) by Douglas Laustsen*
- Huge Blank Canvas Neck Tattoo for flute and elecronics (2014) by Gregory C. Brown*
- New work for piccolo and live electronics (2014) by Tina Tallon*
*commissioned for this record
Pianist Jacob Abela and I already premiered and recorded the O'Halloran and Schankler in July 2014. Videos of the premieres:
Between February and June 2015, I will perform and record the other 4 pieces.
I expect to complete the mastering process for Input-Output in June 2015 and release the album in the Fall of 2015.
"Sponsor a composer" just didn't sound as good. :)
STRETCH GOAL: If I can get to $4000, I will hire a graphic designer to design the cover art for my album instead of doing it myself. I really want the album to have a beautiful cover that would look good on everyone's 12"x12" posters.
There are MANY rewards and all are unique so please read through them all.
Video of Tina practicing her pancake art! ($25 reward):
Isaac Schankler's Interactive Sound Toy App ($25 reward) prototype:
New $40 rewards: A couple sketches that I took out of one of my sketch books. Not my best work but good enough to share:
Please note that the performance materials indicated in some of the $100 rewards are software code or files to be run using specific computer programs. If you are new to electronic music please read on:
- All the pieces require that the flute (and piano) be amplified.
- You will need a computer to perform all of these works except for Emma O'Halloran's piece. (Although I would recommend using a computer to perform Emma's piece.)
- The other pieces use one of these software programs: Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Ableton Live, and Pure Data.
- If you want one of the $100 "Adoption" rewards and have a question about the composition, please feel free to contact me.
- If you're a flutist, this is the perfect chance to try performing with electronics!
Here's an awesome example of one of Greg Brown's Gift Songs ($200 level, but worth $1,000,000.00!!):
Here are the two logos that come with "adopting" Eli Fieldsteel:
THANK YOU for your support. I cannot do this without your help.
Risks and challenges
I've definitely padded my estimates for studio time and budget but the mixing process might take longer than I expect for pieces with very complicated live electronics such as the Fieldsteel, which is a quadraphonic piece. My schedule may slip during the mixing phase if I can't stay on top of it but as this is the fourth recording project that I'm producing, I hope I can make it work on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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