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The VIA label launch will include albums and new works by Paola Prestini, Anna Clyne and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler among others.
The VIA label launch will include albums and new works by Paola Prestini, Anna Clyne and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler among others.
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VIA Records Label Launch and Support for Recording Multi-media Commissions

In 2013-14 VIA Records will produce new albums by Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler in addition to two interdisciplinary albums: VIA founder Paola Prestini's Oceanic Verses and composer Anna Clyne's The Violin.

Due to the critical acclaim of VIA’s co-production (with Beth Morrison Projects) of Oceanic Verses (composed by Paola Prestini, will include filmmaker Ali Hossaini, librettist Donna Di Novelli, singers Helga Davis, Chris Burchett, Hila Plitmann and Claudio Prima, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Washington Chorus conducted by Maestro Julian Wachner), VIA is planning to record this celebrated work for commercial DVD/CD release as well as launch its own recording label. All proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign will go to directly support these projects.

VisionIntoArt (VIA) is currently in the process of rebranding and expanding; the relaunch of our label is at the heart of our unveiling plan.  

Why the VisionIntoArt label? 

By producing its own label, VIA will simultaneously create an opportunity for audiences across the world to enjoy new compositions while providing an archived glimpse into the creative process by emerging composers with established artists. 

How does VIA support new work?  

VIA is a non-profit multidisciplinary production company that supports emerging composers as well as the rich canon of interdisciplinary work being created. 

With the recording of Oceanic Verses,  as well as the launch of the VIA label to create recordings of The Violin and North & Glaub, two new albums by Jeffrey Zeigler, we are promoting outstanding young composers: Anna Clyne (composer in residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Paola Prestini (composer of Oceanic Verses and founder of VisionIntoArt) , Bryce Dessner, Mohammed Fairouz, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, Nico Muhly, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Richard Reed Parry, Valgeir Sigurdsson, and Eric Whitacre and securing their work into the contemporary classical music canon.

Praise for Oceanic Verses

An inquisitively progressive piece- Opera Pulse 

Prestini’s Project is a unique reflection on the artist’s perception of identity and exchange in the contemporary world- The Huffington Post

Characters you can connect to, Music that Engages- The Washington Post

Praise for Anna Clyne:

Anna Clyne is an artist who writes from the heart, who defies categorization and who reaches across all barriers and boundaries. Her compositions are meant to be played by great musicians and listened to by enthusiastic audiences no matter what their background- Riccardo Muti (Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

dazzling inventive electronic composer -Time Out New York

Praise for Jeffrey Zeigler….

A collective gasp was heard among audience members...as Jeffrey Zeigler played a haunting soliloquy.
 -New York Times

Jeanrenaud and Zeigler played throughout as one rich, super-cello, coddling the quintet in the lap of sonic luxury.
 -Los Angeles Times

Jeffrey Zeigler...played it all with theatrical verve and musical sensitivity.
-San Francisco Chronicle

still from Ali Hossaini's film
still from Ali Hossaini's film

Take a look at a clip from Oceanic Verses at the River to River festival , below.

The Violin is a suite of 7 pieces for multitracked violins and films - 45 minutes in total. The team is comprised of Anna Clyne, composer,; Josh Dorman, artist
; Cornelius Dufallo, violin
; Amy Kauffman, violin; 
Jody Elff, sound artist and recording engineer;
  Scott Hull, mastering engineer; 
Erik Satre, video editing. 

Below is a preview of one of the films: 

Take a look at some of VIA's past work.

Thank you for considering a tax deductible donation! We are extremely excited to bring these new works to you...

yours,

Paola Prestini

Composer and Director, VisionIntoArt

Helga Davis preparing for Oceanic Verses at the Kennedy Center...photo by Jill Steinberg
Helga Davis preparing for Oceanic Verses at the Kennedy Center...photo by Jill Steinberg

Risks and challenges

The risks of launching this project is that it is a large endeavor! However, VIA has been around for more than ten years and we have grown slowly and steadily. We feel poised to take on this new program in our non profit with a creative and steadfast approach. VIA has also recently hired a new managing director, and the team now includes several interns, and a strong board and advisory board. We are excited by the challenges, and do not see them as risks, rather, as necessary steps to achieve the benchmarks we have set for ourselves as a non profit. And recording and commissioning new work is at the heart and core of our mission.

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    download for free a track from a VIA album. Artists include cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Anna Clyne or Paola Prestini.

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    Commission written by Paola Prestini for solo voice, or cello, performed and recorded for you by Jeffrey Zeigler, and performer TBD. Commission credit on score and recording.

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