If you’ve followed my work for any time, you’ll know that I was born and raised in the United States but now reside in Sydney, Australia. I fell in love with the harp at the age of 10, and since then, have enjoyed exploring the musical possibilities of the harp through solo, chamber, and orchestral music (plus the occasional pop/indie collaboration).
I’m raising funds for the recording, release, and promotion of my debut full-length solo recording project. The recorded performances will be released in physical and digital formats to make it accessible to you, my existing supporter. I also plan on promoting In Transit via various channels to increase the exposure of these works and performances to new audiences.
The physical release will be made available in October 2021 and I am planning an extensive Australian tour to assist in sharing this new body of work. The digital release will be spread out over a longer period of time to ensure that each piece has the opportunity to be exposed to streaming audiences.
The act of recording allows a musician to transform their performance – and the musical compositions – into a format that can be transmitted widely.
I’m excited to be able to share this wonderful new music for solo harp – including 80% female composers and all of it recorded for the first time – bringing enjoyment to listeners for many years to come and expanding the repertoire for harp as these recordings are discovered by new music lovers all over the world.
The music streaming era has brought many benefits to musicians and listeners – the convenience of being able to select much of the world’s recorded music in an instant is a marvel. One downside of this revolution is that the financial model for streaming is still in its infancy and it is no longer possible for most classical artists to cover the cost of recording through the limited income from streaming platforms and dwindling sales of physical albums.
I invite you to join with me in bringing In Transit to life.
Your donation will ensure the success of the project by contributing to: commission fees (new works by Sally Whitwell & Tristan Coelho); recording costs (studio costs and fees for recording engineer Bob Scott); manufacturing and distribution (physical and digital); promotion (creation of promotional performance videos and advertising).
In Transit will see the release of new music by 11 Australian and American composers. With worldwide digital distribution, and supported by promotions on social media, I hope to share this music with hundreds of thousands of listeners across the world. Some listeners, like yourself, will be familiar with my work and the sound of the modern harp. For many more this will be their first time and I’m excited to introduce them into our world.
Thank you for your consideration and support of this work.
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