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€2,109
pledged of €2,500pledged of €2,500 goal
53
backers
65hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 21 2019 4:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

THE PiANOLOGIST - Release of my first solo album.

It has been a busy decade in exile since I left Brussels and set base in Thailand.

Roaming the world as a pianist for the Royal Academy of Dance - I have just quit! - has taken me to places that were never part of the plan. (South-East Asia, USA, Australia & New Zealand).

It has certainly been rich in experiences and surprises, early planes and late nights - as well as some serious friendships. However, looking back on the last ten years, I can't deny that the kick I get out of performing my own music on stage has become far more addictive.

Under a transparent shark tank, on a rooftop surround by mountains or in a few other odd locations... The unpredictable shows that I put together (with amazing support from my Thai friends, producers, curators etc.) have me convinced that it doesn't have to be all stiff and serious; that it can be glamorous, enigmatic, humorous; that any situation can be turned into an artistic moment; that there are and will always be audiences eager to hear new sounds, new stories.

The time seems right to put everything else on hold. Focus on polishing my ‘translucid’ songs without words, write down the next ones and compile them into an album. Then play it anywhere that feels right.

THE PiANOLOGIST crafts music like a mixologist shakes a drink: knows his classics but prefers to lace them with his own secrets.

 This is where YOU come in! Each album pre-order one more chance for this project to succeed. I thank you in advance, from the bottom of my heart.

Every penny raised from this campaign will go straight to the recording, production and shipping of the CD's and vinyls.

THAILANDDDDDddddd.......
THAILANDDDDDddddd.......

Risks and challenges

The project is already quite advanced. I have got supportive partners on the recording side.
At this point, not much could go wrong. But we can't ever be 100% sure about time required for mastering, packaging etc...
I promise to do my best to avoid any delay but no matter what, you have my word that the product will be delivered this year.
And fingers crossed that nothing happens to my hands!

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    Digital Album

    Get the Digital Album "THE PiANOLOGIST" before the release of the CD and vinyl version.

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    Keep it classic: CD

    "THE PiANOLOGIST" CD will come in an artful case with illustrations and stories. And I'll sign it with my own hand :-)

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    • Hand-signed CD "THE PiANOLOGIST"
    • The Digital Album beforehand to keep you waiting...
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    Vintage!

    Feeling nostalgic over that crackling sound?
    The gritty vinyl comes with an elegant design.

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    • Hand-signed Vinyl "THE PiANOLOGIST"
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    Fan Pack

    The CD or the vinyl?
    For THE PiANOLOGIST, indecisive people get rewarded!
    Get both and I'll throw in a screen printed copy of one of my composition's manuscripts.
    (For thoses who don't have a turntable, possibility to trade the vinyl for a second CD)

    Includes:
    • Digital Album "THE PiANOLOGIST"
    • Hand-signed CD "THE PiANOLOGIST"
    • Signed screen-printed music sheet of a piece from the album
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    The Gift of Music

    What gift could possibly scream "love" (or any other type of decadence) more than a piano song composed for someone special? By the way, that someone could be you - no shame, you deserve it too!
    I promise to put my soul into it and compose a piece inspired from a couple of keywords, a photo, a poem, a sound... you name it.

    (Would you wish for an early delivery, message me)

    Includes:
    • Original 3-minute music piece crafted to your wishes
    • Digital Album "THE PiANOLOGIST" (includes YOUR music piece)
    • Hand-written music sheet of YOUR piece (suitable for framing)
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    House Concert

    It can't get any cooler than a personalised concert for you and your guests in your own castle (or a more modest version of that). As long as there is a piano, we can make it happen! And it comes with all the works.
    Any inquiries: message me before pledging and we can probably sort something out.

    Preferences:
    Asia - Jun-Aug 2019 & Nov-Dec 2019
    (transport outside of Bangkok not included)

    Europe - Aug-Sep 2019
    (transport outside Belgium not included)

    USA (& Americas) - Oct 2019
    (transport outside of New-York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco not included)

    Includes:
    • Personalised House Concert
    • Original 3-minute music piece crafted to your wishes
    • Hand-written music sheet of YOUR piece (suitable for framing)
    • Digital Album "THE PiANOLOGIST" (includes YOUR music piece)
    • Hand-signed CD "THE PiANOLOGIST"
    • Hand-signed Vinyl "THE PiANOLOGIST"
    • Signed screen-printed music sheet of a piece from the album
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