Actually, my violin partner is chairman of the Donator's Association of the RCO. Alas he's not in charge of the repertoire. Even if he were, you'd probably have to have a bit more clout to get noticed. I''l be interested in your organ concerto. Concerti for organ and orchestra are quite rare apart from those by Handel. It is a difficult combination unless you use a chest organ. Organ does not sit so well with other instrumants, let alone a whole collection of them. It's very ambitious !
More clout, is that a code word for $$?
Sang a few pieces last year for my choir concert that featured the orchestra, choir and organ. It gives a new meaning to the phrase, "Wall of Sound"
And ambitious is good. If this piece doesn't sound good, at least it will sound ambitious!
Typical Dutch modesty. According to a comprehensive survey by Gramophone (allegedly the best classical music magazine in the world) the RCO *is* the best. Not that I am chauvinistic about it of course
And here I was thinking I
was the smartass !
I don't know about pretentious, but I find the title confusing -- it seems to indicate that the project is about Bach, which it isn't, and about Romantic music, which it almost isn't.
The reason I put Bach down besides wordplay is because I'm pretty certain everyone who has heard of Classical Music has heard of Bach. I don't know why this project isn't about Romantic music, I agree I could repeat the project goal, but the tagline already has that: Be a part of something special--reviving romantic music in the year 2013. Fund a CD of all romantic
music written by Riley Tucker!
You might want to reorganize things so that it's really obvious what you're doing. If the purpose of the campaign is to raise $300 to buy Finale and make an electronically performed demo CD of your compositions, say so! Say so right up at the top, not buried somewhere underneath all the semi-relevant pictures, Jackson Pollock etc. etc.
I feel like I would lose a lot of people right away if I tell them my goal first, without the motivation. For example, in your project, you have what is in showbiz called the "cold open" style of programming. You don't introduce yourself, you just start playing the Homage to Henry Cowell. I ought to do just what you did and I'll be funded
I was thinking about using crowdspring to produce an album cover but it seems like the minimum cost for that service is high, even though it seems like an interesting way to collaborate and a way in and of itself to increase project awareness.
Good luck. A Kickstarter campaign can be stressful and exhausting with all the constant self-marketing you have to do. It's like another job. It can be a lot of fun though. I enjoyed discovering fans I didn't know I had, including acquaintances who I didn't even know were into classical music.
Hope it goes better this time!
Thanks, kickstarter is an interesting place. Already, someone I have never heard of before funded 10 dollars. She has a project and I funded hers as well. If it fails then so what. I figure if nothing else, I will have learned a thing or two about marketing, finding an audience and good ol' music composition.