Anna and I are raising money for our debut CD as the Oyster Duo. It is an important stepping stone in the career for an artist to release a professional recording, yet these days labels do not have the money to invest in artists as they used to. The result is that the musicians themselves have to acquire the funding. This album has been a goal for us and we are very excited to share it with our friends, family and fellow musicians. The recording is in special collaboration with Jochem Geene at the Studio Van Schuppen in the Netherlands. The money will not only go towards the recording and editing, but also the studio rental, piano technician, booklet design, photoshoot and promotion.
The program for the CD will include:
Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata
Ginastera, Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas
Rachmaninoff, "Ne Poy Krasavitsa Pri Mne"
Gershwin, Prelude No. 2
This CD features a number of our own personal arrangements, thereby expanding the double bass repertoire. In fact only the Bottesini Tarantella was originally composed for the double bass.
For a sneak peak listen, check out these links: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1utWi4mkNxB5iT-GjXvhnmWaGw48KpAe9/view?usp=drive_webhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mr0fRo9rjSwGVmN21C0y6-8n7MTAA16_/view?usp=drive_web
We would be sincerely grateful for any support you can provide to help us make our dream of releasing this CD a reality.
As an added bonus, we would like to offer the following rewards:
Contributors over 50€ will receive a signed album delivered to their home.
Contributors over 150€ will also receive special mention in the booklet
Contributors over 500€ will receive the album, special mention, SuperAudio CD download, and a live Skype performance.
Contributors over 950€ will receive all of the above and a private concert at your home or where convenient.
Please be generous and help us reach our goal!