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The music and art of Vessna Scheff meets the visual direction of Koof Ibi to create new art in multiple media : Video, Music, Art, more
The music and art of Vessna Scheff meets the visual direction of Koof Ibi to create new art in multiple media : Video, Music, Art, more
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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!

In The Studio!
In The Studio!

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!)

"Bare Skin"  Original Watercolor by Vessna Scheff
"Bare Skin" Original Watercolor by Vessna Scheff

 

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..."

- Echoes

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

Vessna & Koof driving by City Hall in Philadelphia as part of the Double Decker Music Series
Vessna & Koof driving by City Hall in Philadelphia as part of the Double Decker Music Series

 

 

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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    An official "Thank you" from the band and YOUR NAME in the credits of our music video!

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    Worth At Least 1000 Words

    We'll send you the Digital Image Package from everything remotely associated with this Music Video (Behind-the-scenes photos, Original Watercolor drafts, Album Artwork, the original 12' x 12' painting, Band Photos, and Professional Photographs from On-Set!)
    PLUS :: Digital download of either "Echoes" OR "Nodding".

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    Our First Studio Recordings!!!!!

    Straight outta the studio computer to yours, we'll send you a digital download of our first 2 studio recordings for "Echoes" & "Nodding"!

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    You So Special : Pre-Release (REMIX)

    Early access to our first 2 studio recordings for "Echoes" & "Nodding" a week before anyone else! PLUS alternate versions of the songs (Remixes, Instrumental, Acapella, Acoustic versions, Demos...)

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    Vessna & Koof's Philly Artist Mixtape

    We've put together a Philadelphia Local Artist Mixtape with some our our favorite musicians. We're essentially buying our friends songs so that we can give them to you! We've met so many wonderful artist in our city, if there's one the we hope to accomplish with our moment in the spotlight, it's to introduce you to some more beautiful music.
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    We'll get musical For You // EARLY BIRD

    Tell us 10 things about yourself, we'll work our magic and turn it into a 30 - 60 second SONG! We'll post a video to your facebook or instagram or email.
    Choose any 2 instrument from uke, trumpet, melodica, guitar, bass, recorder, piano, drums, harmonica for our "Ode to You."

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    Vessna & Koof's Local Artist Bundle!

    We'll send you a personalized greeting card illustrated and design by Vessna Scheff along with 3 blank greeting card made by Local Philadelphia artist, so you can send your pen pal the most artistic greeting of their life.
    We'll even draw you a map of our favorite philly locations!

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    Vessna's Original Album Art Print

    The image that inspired this project!
    A 12" x 12" print of the album art, painted in watercolor by Vessna Scheff.

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    The image that inspired this project!
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    Hangout Session w/Songwriter & Director.

    Do you wonder why we did any of this? Wanna know what the song was about? Wanna know what kind of lenses were used?
    We'll have a video chat, sit for coffee, go for ice cream, talk shop, jam, go for a hike.... whatever kind of hangout you want for at least an hour. We'll tell you anything you want to know. We're also great listeners!

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    SIGNED Album Art Print

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    Special Edition Hoodie+ // EARLYBIRD

    Nothing beats a hoodie (sorry snuggies).
    We've been working with the awesome philly dudes at "Awesome Dudes Print Shop" to design a special edition Gold & Black Hoodie with ALL ORIGINAL Artwork using high quality hoodies.
    ALSO includes a Vessna Scheff original watercolor t-shirt.

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    Special Edition Hoodie

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    We've been working with the awesome philly dudes at "Awesome Dudes Print Shop" to design a special edition Gold & Black Hoodie with ALL ORIGINAL Artwork using high quality hoodies.
    GOLD LEVEL!!

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    Learn from Experts 101

    A 1 hour Skype Lesson.
    We'll hook you up with one of our favorite teachers to get you started on you way to mastering life. With lessons in (music, exercise, health, self-care, art, technology, Spanish, the art of watercolor, the art of love)

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    Learn from Experts 102

    Two 1 hour Skype Lessons.
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    VIP Release Partay!!!

    You're a VIP! When we're finished editing, we are going to have a party slash screening! We'll be performing a full set and our "special guest" will also perform! After which, we will screen the brand new music videos.

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    Original Draft Album Art

    Vessna Scheff has done a few different renditions of the album art. They are originals done in watercolor. Only 3 available!

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    We'll turn you...into VIDEO ART // EARLY

    Koof Ibi will shoot a live music video for you! Bring yourself, and the song in your heart, and you'll leave with a beautifully filmed video to share with the world.

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    We'll make you WATERCOLOR ART! // EARLY

    Vessna Scheff will immortalize a portrait of you or anyone you know in her amazing watercolor style! Check out vessnascheff.com to see past commisions.

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    We'll turn you into WATERCOLOR ART!

    Vessna Scheff will immortalize a portrait of you or anyone you know in her amazing watercolor style! Check out vessnascheff.com to see past commisions.

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    We'll turn your music into VIDEO ART!

    Koof Ibi will shoot a live music video for you! Bring yourself, and the song in your heart, and you'll leave with a beautifully filmed video to share with the world.

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    Concert Delivered to Your Door

    Do you live anywhere in the continental united states? Do you have enough room for 2 musicians to perform in you living room? If yes, then this is for you! We'll come to your house and perform a full set of music for you and your friends!If you're east of Texas, don't worry, we're planning to tour, so we'll make it out there in time!

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    Life-Size

    Little did you know, Koof Ibi, the musician videographer, also dabbles in painting large cityscapes. (I know, right!)
    At this level you get a one of a kind 5 1/2' x 4' acrylic painting that could be the culmination of his entire painting career!

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    Larger Than Life

    One of the outcomes of the music video will be a 12 foot by 12 foot painting of the album artwork, illustrated and designed by Vessna Scheff, and painted by the everyone involved in the music video.
    Now it's YOURS!!
    You are the reason we make art, and it seems only right that you get to take that art with you!
    This piece could really tie the room together!

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    VIP Entrance 2017 // EARLYBIRD

    You'll be on the guest list for every show we play in 2017. Any concert that we perform, you'll get in free of charge for the whole year!

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    VIP Entrance 2017

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    Early Investor Level

    You're the Greatest!!!
    Come to any show ever!!
    You are always on the guest list!
    You're invited when we play at the Super Bowl!
    You're our date to the Grammy's!
    You're front row at the reunion tour in 2040!
    PLATINUM LEVEL!!!

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