Innova Recordings is planning on releasing a CD of my new works entitled Monuments Emerge (over 70 minutes of music composed between 2007 and 2011). This is not only a rare and wonderful opportunity for me but all the musicians involved as well. With the state of classical music today, not to mention new art music, this is not intended as a lucrative endeavor. This is purely from a let's get the music heard standpoint. I am still a relatively unknown composer and I know that I have a long way to go. This recording can help get me get started and will reach more listeners than I possibly can on my own.
Even a single dollar will help tremendously! Please consider being a part of this meaningful project.
Your contribution will not only nurture the growth of American New Music - which is an integral aspect for the progress of art, but it will also help promote the idea of cross pollination and the beauty which stems from combining different entities; a truly American ideal of a heterogeneous mixture melting into a harmonious whole. In Monuments Emerge, you will hear musical eclecticism - elements from modern art music combined with my love for taiko, metal, noise, post-rock, and math.
The current status of Monuments Emerge: all music has been recorded, mixed and mastered. Everything sounds wonderful. All that is left is the actual production costs from the label (which includes distribution, promotion, and printing of actual CD's). You can listen to excerpts from the album below.
The full track listing for "Monuments Emerge" are as follows:
1. ANTARES RISING (2010)
2. EVANESCENT REVOLUTIONS (2008): I. Implosion
3. EVANESCENT REVOLUTIONS (2008): II. Bhaskara
4. EVANESCENT REVOLUTIONS (2008): III. Happiness Only Real When Shared
5. EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY (2009)
6. TRANSIENT REFLECTIONS (2007): I. Intertwine...unwind
7. TRANSIENT REFLECTIONS (2007): II. The Abyss
8. TRANSIENT REFLECTIONS (2007): III. Stained Glass Window
9. ELEMENTS OF METAL (2009): I. Collapsing Obsidian Sun
10. SHADES OF DECEMBER (2010)
11. ELEMENTS OF METAL (2011): II. Omnes Perituri
12. FIVE (2011) I. Overtones
13. FIVE (2011) II. I Vent In On
14. THE VERTIGO SERIES (2008): IV. The Battle Within
15. THE FIFTH WORLD (2009): I. Cynosure: A New Phase
16. THE FIFTH WORLD (2009): II. The Rise of Blue
17. THE FIFTH WORLD (2009): III. Purification Time
18. THE FIFTH WORLD (2009): IV. Messengers From the Sky
19. THE VERTIGO SERIES (2009): V. The Aftermath
20. OBLIVION (2012)
I can't tell you guys how lucky I feel to have been writing, performing, and teaching music for a living as long as I have, and I really appreciate you all being a part of this project to keep me going. I am humbled by how many of you have bought CDs, come to my concerts, sent me thoughtful messages, or even just listened to my work. I can't thank you enough for all of your support.
On the right side of this page, you'll see a list of various rewards for various donation levels, I'll value any donation you can make toward making this recording happen.
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