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Trio Menagerie : Nerdy Music for Nerds

Trio Menagerie is publishing their first album! Enjoy classical arrangements and transcriptions of your favorite nerd music.

Trio Menagerie : Nerdy Music for Nerds

Trio Menagerie is publishing their first album! Enjoy classical arrangements and transcriptions of your favorite nerd music.

$3,574
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 16 2019 6:14 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello, and welcome to our Kickstarter! We are Trio Menagerie, and we are here trying to record an album!

For those of you who don’t know us, Trio Menagerie is a string trio consisting of Shostakovich Dragon (violin), Herr Wozzeck (viola), and Rory Leonore (cello), and we have made a name for ourselves performing at conventions all over the place, most notably at Midwest FurFest, GenCon, Anthro New England, and others. As performers, we have an interest in crossing the lines between classical and pops, and we also very much like to perform primarily in spaces that do not often see classical music. Our repertoire consists both of rare, underperformed works in the string trio repertoire and of string trio arrangements of various tunes from TV, movies, and gaming created in-house. 

In order to reach a wider variety of people, we are going to record an album consisting of our geekier outings in the music world. These, as those of you who have been to our convention concerts know, include Herr Wozzeck’s Geekludes and Fugues, as well as our transcriptions of all variety of TV, video game, and movie music. We feel this is a good thing to start as our first recorded album, as we know that music like this has a very broad appeal.


But of course, we can’t record this album alone. As with all things musical, recording an album costs money, both on the recording end of things and on distribution of the goods. As such, we’re coming here to pre-fund our album. Primarily, the money from this KickStarter will go to two different things: we are hoping to rent out a studio space specifically to record our album, and on this front they charge a rate for us to use this space. We also need the money to front production costs for physical copies of everything, most importantly CDs. Neither of these are particularly cheap, and so we have come to you guys for help.


We plan to record our album over the course of a week after the conclusion of Midwest FurFest 2019: it is a rather small window of time, but considering that we are all scattered we do what we can with our schedules. Once we have recorded, we will be rolling out production shortly afterwards on all the physical copies of the album, including enough to take to conventions in the future.

To check out videos of our previous concerts including some of these fantastic arrangements we will be recording, as well as stay informed about our work and future concerts, please check out our twitter and facebook pages.

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In the meantime, we hope you will consider supporting us. We can’t wait to get started recording our album!

Risks and challenges

We have already scheduled our recording session as well as set up for all the rewards. There could be a delay on the limited edition vinyls as those are going to be hand made, but besides that we are geared and ready to go!

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