We are making our First Official Music Video that includes studio recordings of two original songs, watercolor portraits by Vessna Scheff, a large scale reproduction of the original painting, and a visual representation of the music of Vessna & Koof. This is a big undertaking that requires the support of dancers, choreographers, visual artists, videographers (www.koofibi.com), music producers and other local artists.
Collaborations have begun for this project! We already have an almost finish recording of "Echoes" & are working on demos of "Nodding." We've confirmed dancers and choreographers to translate these sounds into movements. We're partnering with our favorite artists in Philadelphia and elsewhere to make this project the best thing that it can be! Being open to collaboration has made this project what it is now and it is still growing and transforming!
We are currently in the studio recording "Echoes," a song relevant to all and increasingly important with the times we find ourselves in today. - Resonance runs deep with this song as it talks about each person we have met along this journey (YOU!), shaping who we are and the music we make. Every interaction we have helps mold the person we will be in the future, and once we start recognizing the patterns we can help mold the world around us.
Our concept for the music video is complex on paper, but will really come across visually. The idea is to have multiple dancers and the musicians interacting on a large 12x12 canvas. While the characters are dancing, different color paint will be added. The dancers will continue their interactions with the paint as a new catalyst for creating long lasting visual representations of their movements. The dance will be choreographed to recreate the album artwork originally painted in watercolor by Vessna Scheff (www.vessnascheff.com). Here's an idea of what her art looks like : (Imagine standing on a canvas the size of a room and being able to recreate this image with your whole body as the paint brush!)
Some words on what this means to us:
"Like a river flows, you'll pass by,
carving canyons in the rocks of my,
sounds and my tones,
into the wood of my bones,
leaving echoes of your soul...
leaving echoes of your soul in mine..."
Your resonance last much longer than an interaction. It's these moments that move us forward. Only because of the support we receive in various forms (presence, eyes and ears at shows, positive words, encouraging comments, donations, community connections, etc.), do we make it to where we are.
Below you, and to the right if you like scrolling, you will find some of our reward tiers. If you're new to Kickstarter, ever level donation has different incentives. One of our favorites if the $25 level. We're putting together a mixtape of Local Philly Musicians that we love. These are the musicians that encourage and inspire us to be better. These are friends that we strive to emulate and would not even be attempting this project without! Their music moves us and shapes who we have become and we thought it only right to share the thing that resonate most with us in hopes that they resonate with you too!
We are stoked to bring together our various passions in music, watercolors & videography along with contributions from our many talented friends with your support to continue echoing this sentiment. Thanks for all the work you put into doing you, being bold in acting on your convictions and being the inspiring, creative being we’ve had the pleasure to meet.
Fist bumps all around. Ready to support us in get down n’ dirty in the studio n' covered in paint? Let's do this thing.
Vessna & Koof
Risks and challenges
We are happy to say that most of this project is underway and taking shape oh so beautifully. Better than we could have imagined.
We are still figuring out exactly what the choreography will be and how that will translate to a large scale painting, but with the help of friends who are professional dancers and added hands to support the filming process, we are confident that any challenges that arise will only lead to something more beautiful than we could have anticipated.
This is gonna happen. (but it'd be cool if we did it together.. ;)
We'd love to share this adventure with you.
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