WATCH "Deliver Us From Evil (LIVE)"
WATCH "The TRANSCEND Kickstarter Song (with Lyrics)"
Right now Album 1 is being recorded and produced. When completed, "TRANSCEND: The Trilogy" will be 6 CDs - nearly 7 hours of music, expressing the journey of the fall, redemption, and restoration of humanity.
Album 1: Trials & Tribulation
Album 2: Trust & Transformation
Album 3: Triumph & Transcendence
Stacy Marie Walker has written all the songs, and is producing the project with Romanian musical master, Cornel Olar.
WATCH "A Special Message from Stacy's Mom on 4/24/14"
TRANSCEND: The Trilogy has been developing over 10 years. In 2010 Stacy went to Romania to fully arrange the songs for Album 1 (Trials & Tribulation) with production partner, Cornel Olar. Twice, Cornel brought his wife to the States, continuing to record while living with Stacy and her husband. Pre-release concerts followed, including the epic Premiere concert with a full production team of musicians, dancers and artists.
This summer Stacy returns to Romania to finish Album 1. Living and recording in a home studio in an 800 year old village located in the Transylvania region, Stacy and Cornel will work side-by-side to make the final recording and mixing decisions.
Next is post-production, where the songs will be mixed and mastered, followed by graphic design. And then Album 1 "Trials & Tribulation" will be printed and released!
WATCH the Opening Ministry Video from Premiere Concert
The vision is for TRANSCEND to be shared all over the world one day. But first things first. We need to finish Album 1. And in order to do that, there are costs to be covered. This is an epic project and requires epic funding. We are anticipating over $50,000 worth of expenses in the next 12 months for Album 1, so our minimum goal is $10,000. Costs to be covered are:
- Travel Expense
- Loss of Income (we aren't being paid for this, and in order to finish the project sooner we need to work on it full time)
- Living Expense while Stacy is in Romania
- Studio costs
- Recording Equipment and Software
- Mixing Equipment
- Shipping costs (there is some gear here that needs to get there)
- Computer for the studio
- Graphic Design
- Printing the CDs
- Advertising & Promotion
- Representation for copyright and music legalities
- Basic business expense (i.e office expense, website, online databases, etc.)
- Equipment Maintenance
- Immigration Attorney
The amount of money that is raised will determine the quality and speed at which we can finalize the songs. Thanks for pledging and sharing with everyone you know!
WATCH The Kickstarter Video with Romanian Subtitles
We have some exciting rewards in all shapes and sizes! Of course we need the big donations and are praying for some key people to rise up and strategically support this project. But as Dr. Seuss might say, "A pledge is a pledge, no matter how small." :) We are so grateful for your support and all of you are heroes!
- $1 or more will receive
- $10 or more will receive all the above plus...
TRANSCEND Pamphlet & TRANSCEND Guitar Pick
- $25 or more will receive all the above plus...
Deliver Us From Evil (CD Single) With Bonus Tracks of over 20 minutes of clips from Album 1
- $50 or more will receive all the above plus...
Autographed picture of Stacy (personalized for you)
- $75 or more will receive all the above plus...
Music In The Making CD (12 songs)
- $100 or more will receive all the above plus...
"TRANSCEND: The Trilogy" T-Shirt
- $150 or more will receive all the above plus...
"Deliver Us From Evil" LIVE DVD as seen on YouTube (Finale at Premiere Concert)
- $250 or more will receive all the above plus...
TRANSCEND License Plate
- $500 or more will receive all the above plus...
Autographed Premiere PhotoStory Book
Documenting the epic launch concert, personally signed for you by Stacy Marie (these are sample pages - actual book is 35 pages)
- $1,000 or more will receive all the above plus...
- $2,500 or more will receive all the above plus...
And an additional Admission (THREE TOTAL) to one intimate unplugged concert by Stacy at her home studio grand piano.
- $5,000 or more will receive all the above plus...
And an additional Admission (FOUR TOTAL) to one intimate unplugged concert by Stacy at her home studio grand piano.
- $10,000 or more will receive all the above plus...
And an additional Admission (FIVE TOTAL) to one intimate unplugged concert by Stacy at her home studio grand piano.
Thank you everyone for your love, enthusiasm, and support. Let's do this together.
"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." ~ Martin Luther
Risks and challenges
The plan is for me (Stacy) to stay in Romania for the least amount of time as possible, so that I can get back to my hubby and my life here in the States. However the plan is for me to stay as long as is needed to finish "Trials & Tribulation" (Album 1).
Album 1 is a 2-disc CD set of 17 songs and numerous Intermezzos. Not only is it lengthy, the songs and arrangements are more complicated than “typical” contemporary Christian music. It is a ton of work for only two people, and time management is critical. According to a recent evaluation, I have an estimated 80 days of studio work before I leave. Once I arrive, we have at least 50 days of recording, followed by many weeks of mixing and mastering. I will be there a minimum of 90 days, but we estimate at least 160 days of work if all runs smoothly, so it could be longer. It depends how quickly we are able to make progress, stay healthy, have all the equipment we need, have gear that works, and more.
Once I arrive I will be applying for an extended-stay Visa. If this is approved then I will stay potentially 6 months to see the album done. If it is not approved, then I will stay for the allowed 90 days and return next year to finish if need be.
We also have limited equipment for mixing. The amount of money that is raised will determine the quality and speed at which we are able to finalize all the songs. It will also determine how many people will hear the message through these songs. The more money we raise, the bigger reach we will have.
Your support allows Cornel and me to lay down our jobs (teaching music) for a season to see "TRANSCEND: Trials & Tribulation" finished, so that maybe... just maybe... we can change the world with this music. :)
Your support is deeply appreciated and eternally significant! Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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