Chamber Orchestra Album "Lost In Space" by YNO

After two immersive live performances in Charlotte, Your Neighborhood Orchestra continues the voyage to outer space with a recorded album release in early 2023.

Elizabeth Kowalski (founder of Your Neighborhood Orchestra and Charlotte New Music), Master Kie, RoyalCity Lif, and other creatives are headed to the studio to share this chamber music album globally. The album will be available via digital download, CD, and all major streaming platforms.

Pre-order your copy with a donation:
  • A donation of at least $20 will get you a free ticket to the release party + digital download of the album (coming soon in 2023).
  • At $40+, you'll receive what's mentioned above + digital YNO coloring book.
  • At $50+, everything above including 2 free tix to the release party!
  • $100 everything above + listed as a supporter in the album liner notes.

  • $400 will cover album art design.
  • $1,500 goes towards marketing/publicity/distribution.
  • $4,000 is recording studio costs for multiple days, mixing, mastering.
  • $125/session per musician (10) at multiple sessions.

As of Jan 9, we've gotten midway through recording and have a few sessions left. Everything's sounding amazing & it's exciting how this project will become a moving, imaginative listening journey!

About Lost In Space: an odyssey with Your Neighborhood Orchestra
An astronaut's voyage to outer space, “Lost In Space” is a Sci-Fi Bio-Mystery told via chamber orchestra, crafted beats, spoken word, & dance. When viewing Earth from outer space, a new perspective is gained and our existence will depend on our ability to transcend.

Your Neighborhood Orchestra (YNO) [Chamber]:
Director & Exec. Producer: Elizabeth Kowalski
Co-Artistic Directors: Master Kie, RoyalCity Lif, Scott McLaughlin
Kari Giles, Violin
Jennifer Bassett, Cello
Kania Mills, Clarinet/Saxophones
David Mickus, French Horn
Deanna Glenn, Bass Clarinet
Kaylin Stewart, Harp
Fred Dunlap, Drum Set
Scott McLaughlin, Percussion
Boris "Bluz" Rogers, Voice of the Cosmos
Stryx, Astronaut aerialist

Each donation covers the costs of releasing an album and compensates the creatives involved. Your impact will offset expenses and directly support the mission of Your Neighborhood Orchestra to bring innovative art to the people to bridge, uplift, & unite through music, and Charlotte New Music: to promote the creation, performance, access, education, and opportunities in contemporary and original music in Charlotte, NC area, and beyond.

Composers: Master Kie, RoyalCity Lif, Elizabeth Kowalski, Scott McLaughlin, Fred Dunlap III, Meng-Tung Lee, Sahasra Anumolu

Past performances:
8/26/2022 Lost In Space - World Premiere Voyage with Your Neighborhood Orchestra
at Charlotte Art League

10/2/2022 Your Neighborhood Orchestra: Lost in Space (part of Charlotte International Arts Festival)
at Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Website for Your Neighborhood Orchestra:

More information about Charlotte New Music (Savvy Organization Inc):
Charlotte New Music Mission
Charlotte New Music promotes the creation, performance, access, education, and opportunities in contemporary and original music in Charlotte, NC area, and beyond.

About Charlotte New Music
CNM has come a long way the last decade as the leading new music organization and contemporary music festival in the Southeastern United States, we serve artists at the local, national, and international level. Composers and Musicians have come from every continent (except Antarctica) to attend our programs. Offerings include concerts, annual festival, innovative experiences, cross-disciplinary collaborations, educational events, and professional development for artists.

Website for Charlotte New Music:

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Elizabeth Kowalski
Raised $4,302 from 4 donations
Charlotte, NC
Kiera Lewis
Team member
This team raised $1,050 from 23 other donations.

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