Supporting the Cause: 2021 and 2022 Album Recording Fundraisers

From choosing music, commissioning composers to write new works, and booking recording time, to production, marketing, and distribution, each album is a major undertaking. Because royalties on classical music recordings are small, recording an album is an investment that takes a community.
By: Duo Sequenza
VALPARAISO, Ind. - July 15, 2021 - PRLog -- We appreciate everyone who supports Duo Sequenza, and we're excited to share information on two active fundraisers for our 2021 and 2022 albums.

Two worthy projects

We're thrilled to announce our 2022 project, Yes…It's a Fragile Thing! We've invited composers to an exciting collaboration: an album of new music for flute and classical guitar that will showcase a very old, rare flute, a Claude Laurent crystal flute made in 1816.

This is a flute I (Deb) needed to learn how to play, as it's wildly different from modern keyed flutes. We've noticed our performances with this flute draw larger, more diverse audiences. Therefore, we believe this project is important for our audience development mission.

The Call for Scores we issued resulted in 32 composers across the world throwing their hats in the ring for the opportunity to write new duo music for this historic flute and classical guitar. Those selected will join world-renowned flutist and composer Gary Schocker who wrote Crystal Healing for us to celebrate this flute's 200th year.

Support our 2022 album fundraising to make this project reality. You can also find a link to Schocker's Crystal Healing to hear what the Laurent crystal flute sounds like.

Our 2021 album fundraiser is still open for support as well. Yes…It's Still a Thing! is scheduled for release in late 2021.

Composers Nicole Chamberlain, Andrea Clearfield, Frederic Hand, Kent Holliday, Katherine Hoover, Deirdre Lynds, Gary Schocker, and Harvey Sollberger demonstrate even the smallest chamber ensemble can pack a big musical punch!

Consider supporting our current project.

Why your support matters

Supporting our recordings is a way to bring the works of living composers to today's audiences.

Through commissioning the works of living composers, we expand the repertoire for our instrument pairing. We also bring the vital voices of living composers to audiences in what we've often called "wickedly great" repertoire. We would love to offer an honorarium, if not a full commission fee, to composers writing for the crystal flute album. Several candidates are international prize-winning composers with distinguished careers willing to compose for it gratis.

What's in a name?

The name of our first recording is Yes…It's a Thing! This album has received airplay in nearly a dozen foreign countries and is approaching 100,000 streams and downloads. Raymond Tuttle of Fanfare magazine says of this album, "...lovely and intimate...strong musicality that makes you forget how technically accomplished Silvert and Bowman are....It's a GOOD thing."

Read more here.

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