WHO are we?
We are a band with 6 members: 3 of us playing instruments from ancient China—Sheng, Sanxian and Zheng—while the other 3 on bass guitar, piano, electric organ and drums. All our compositions are original, with a sound that is not only one-of-a-kind but also rarely, if at all, heard elsewhere.
The place where we live in and make our music, Hong Kong, is an international city well known for its disparate culture between East and West. Our music is said to well represent this city’s identity. Reviewed by All About Jazz critics, “SIU2's singular approach to Chinese and western music makes for fascinating listening.”
We have been invited to perform overseas, including OzAsia Festival, Australia and Huayi Festival, Singapore. We also toured in Europe covering cities such as Berlin, Prague, Frankfurt, London, Warsaw and Paris, and took part in several festivals in China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia etc.
Nice to meet you here in Kickstarter. We've prepared several rewards for you and we hope you like them!
WHAT is this project about?
Our new album is about the absurdity in this era. The music in this upcoming album of ours is inspired by the absurdities of human existence. We believe this theme is perhaps relevant to all of us. This album will also highlight our 10th anniversary since debut.
In terms of music we explore styles that we have never tried before, while retaining our unique soundscape of integration of different musical elements.
There are 6 tracks, including:
- First Snow (piano solo)
- February Snow
- Devil City
- Upbeat Lullaby
- Don't Steal My Music
WHEN is the album coming out?
Target Release Date: May 10, 2019
Most of the music tracks are already composed and have been performed in our recent concerts. When the project backing period is over, we will start the music recording immediately. It takes 1.5 months to have the music recorded at music studios, and some post-processing works such as editing, mixing and mastering. At the same time, the CD's key visuals and packaging will also be developed, designed, then sent for production.
WHAT rewards you can get by backing this project?
We believe Music is all about experience. Apart from options with Physical CDs & digital downloads, we have some music workshops available and studio visits so you can be involved in the process!
"Sonic Traveler"- composed with inspiration from music from different cultures. Travelling around the world through the music pieces.
"Kon.Fusion" is our 2nd album, the music composed with the perspective of Western musical forms, such as sonata and waltz.
"Open Door" is our 1st album, experimenting different possibilities between contemporary Chinese music and the West.
WHERE will the raised fund go to?
Music is READY, now we need your SUPPORT to subsidize on the remaining production stages:
- Album's artwork, design, packaging and production: $30,000
- Marketing & PR: $20,000
- Music mixing and mastering: $16,000
- Recording studio fees: $24,000
HOW you can support us
1. BACK this project!
2. SHARE this project with your friends!
If you haven't decided whether backing us is a good idea, no worries! Please have a listen of our past live performances thru YouTube videos, or know more about what we are doing by following our Facebook Page or Instagram(@siu2music) first.
Risks and challenges
Risks: is low
All of the music tracks are already composed. So no worries if the album isn't coming out due to the muses are not there for the new compositions. As this is SIU2’s fourth album since debut, we have experienced and learned from all the processes before.
Shipping: it might take a bit long time for us to deliver the album to some countries. But we will always use tracked delivery, so you will know when your parcel is expected to arrive, no worries!
- (30 days)