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The Wild Rumpus Kickstarter
It’s time! The Wild Rumpus Kickstarter project is now live. In our first 24 hours, we reached 30% of our fundraising goal, which is wonderful. We still have a ways to go before we meet our goal, though, and Kickstarter’s all-or-nothing. We’d love your help spreading the word about the project, and we’d also be so grateful if you donated!
Last year, Wild Rumpus held our first open call for the Wild Rumpus Commissioning Project. From the 215 submissions we got last year, we commissioned eight composers to write pieces from our 2012-2013 season: Julian Day, Ruben Naeff, Andrea La Rose, Elizabeth Lim, Nicole Murphy, Jonathan Russell, Nicolas Tzortzis, and Jeffrey Treviño. The Kickstarter project will support their commissioning fees, and help ensure that we not only can support emerging artists by producing their work, but that we can compensate them for the huge investment of time and energy that a new work comprises.
Wild Rumpus is dedicated to collaboration with emerging artists. Selected composers are not only commissioned for a new piece, but are invited to collaborate with the ensemble through individual meetings and monthly reading sessions. We believe that, by giving composers a space to experiment and push their own boundaries, we can not only support new music through its performance, but foster the growth and development of emerging artists.
We have an incredible array of rewards available for donors to our project. Would you like go on a hiking brewery tour through the hills in Germany with Andrea La Rose? Visit jazz clubs in Paris with Nicolas Tzortzis or galleries in Sydney with Julian Day? Or would you like Jen to teach you to make Chinese dumplings, or get your power ballad on with the members of Wild Rumpus? Would you like a custom arrangement or a home concert, or recordings of all the new pieces you help support? Or amazing seats at the San Francisco Symphony? You can get all these and much more when you give!
You can donate and learn more about the project at:
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