I am a composer living in Limerick and am raising funds to record my first album of works for solo piano and to publish a book of the same pieces.
The pianist for the album is Aoife Chawke, a former student of mine whose playing I greatly admire. Aoife and I have previously collaborated through CoMA Limerick, a contemporary music ensemble which I founded in 2008.
The compilation will include some works from my existing portfolio, including a reworking of an orchestral piece (which I feel has a life beyond its current instrumentation!) and a number of new pieces.
I will include three lullabies I wrote in 2012 to mark the arrival of three baby girls (in rather quick succession, all to different sets of parents!) and 'Magic', a relatively early work of mine based on the twelve tone scale (something I only tried once!).
I am very excited about this project as I would love for more people to hear Aoife Chawke's wonderful interpretations of these pieces. I am equally excited about publishing the book and sharing these pieces with other musicians!
We aim to have the album recorded and mastered in time for International Music Day on the 21st June 2014. All donors will invited to a lovely launch featuring a performance of some of the pieces at a location soon to be announced!
Update posted on Thursday 19th June '14 @ 02:06:39
Two days to the official launch of Magic. I am thrilled that the project has come together exactly as planned. Aoife and I collected the book and CD from the printers during the week and had a lovely afternoon sitting down listening to it and looking through the book. We cannot believe how quickly it all came together.
Hope to see as many of you as possible at the launch on Saturday 21st June at 3pm, Rathkeale Arts Centre, County Limerick. There will be lots of tea as promised but it may be iced rather than hot tea if this weather lasts:)
Update posted on Monday 19th May '14 @ 01:05:33
Thank you to all who contributed, we are overwhelmed at the support and how far over the target we went! Now down to the business of recording an album...
You should have received an email from me by now detailing what will happen next - the album is due to be launched on the 21st of June and everyone will receive their rewards after that... just like MAGIC!
3 days to go and we're almost there!
Update posted on Saturday 3rd May '14 @ 08:05:02
Thank you to the lovely people who have already contributed to the project, with three days left I am thrilled (and relieved!) to see we are almost there... so it's looking likely that this will actually happen - yowsa!
Update posted on Wednesday 23rd April '14 @ 10:04:58
Halfway through the campaign and the project is 28% funded. Thank you to all who have funded so far!
Meeting the lovely pianist Aoife Chawke today to go through some of the material for the album so really hope we will reach the target and be able to get into studio to record.
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