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Inspired by Joy

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In the spirit of love— (the love of music and my love of the many students I have the honor of guiding on their musical journey), I am embarking on an ambitious project to compose and produce a multi-cultural/multi-genre 8 song EP that contains music centered in and "Inspired by Joy". Once all the music is produced, many high level educational resources demonstrating the process of music composition, arranging, orchestrating and production will be created as a result of this adventure.


*By selecting a reward level with your donation, you consent to sharing your information (including email address and mailing address) with Joseph Carrier.*



While sharing and listening to beautiful musical examples that represent the multi-cultural tapestry of my students– I am often joyfully overwhelmed by how that music affects the students as we begin to more deeply examine it from an artistic and technical perspective.


To that end, the music composed for this EP will include various styles such as Brazilian Samba, Bossa Nova, Tone Poems composed for full orchestra (inspired by French Impressionism), Solo Piano interludes and even Electronic Remix of this organic material.


On several of the songs, beautiful imagery has been added to the music through the lyric writing and vocal styling of Nella Rojas and Alejandra Jimenéz Quiroga: two brilliant, up and coming Latin recording artists.


In keeping with the theme of "multi-culturalism", I decided to do something quite unusual––Brazilian rooted music sung in Spanish.


*On a side note: this is the first time in my decades long career that there are no boundaries imposed on the music–essentially this is my first venture as an "artist".


All of it will be inspired by joy!




The main goal of the project is to create educational materials that can be shared with my students at Berklee College of Music (and donors based on reward level) of the project in the form of:


1) Scores/parts of the instrumentation used.

2) Educational Videos that explain and follow the entire creative and production process (from initial composition/orchestration to final recording/mix, and the production considerations involved) in great detail.

3) Pro Tools/Digital Performer session files (mixed with all plug-ins, and raw unmixed files). This includes any and all MIDI mockups.

4) Behind the scenes footage of the various recording sessions to help demystify the job of a producer.

5) In addition, many hours of lectures will be derived from this EP journey that will cover everything from:


a) traditional songwriting, composition, arranging and orchestration

b) sophisticated MIDI mockups in pre-production phase

c) working with and producing talent

d) editing and mixing complex multi-track sessions



•COSTS•



The cost associated with recording this project is quite expensive ($35,000+) because it involves such a large number of great musicians, singers and recording studios large enough capture their performances.


The orchestra will consist of 62 players, the Brazilian styled music will include not only a large rhythm section and singers, but also 13 horns and woodwinds coupled with a 36 piece string ensemble. The recordings will take place in the greater Boston, MA area.


This $35,000+ budget will cover the costs of hiring over 85 individual players and singers; studio time to record, mix and master the music; and the costs required to film the sessions.







Please join me in this undertaking of creating music and educational materials inspired by joy.


Peace,


Joe Carrier



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•REWARDS•


*By selecting a reward level with your donation, you consent to sharing your information (including email address and mailing address) with Joseph Carrier.*


Pledge $5 or more


Join Me!


Welcome! Your pledge will help me get closer to the ultimate goal: creating Joyful music and materials that I can share with you and my students.


Includes:

· Receive a digital download of two of the tracks from

the EP

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook


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Pledge $12 or more


Download


Receive a digital download of "Inspired by Joy" in MP3 format (320 kbps) before its official release.


Includes:

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



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Pledge $25 or more


CD + Download


Receive a CD of "Inspired by Joy" before its official release, PLUS an MP3 download of the full EP.


Includes:


· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $35 or more


CD, Download, Poster


Receive a CD of "Inspired by Joy" before its official release, plus an MP3 download of the full EP, plus an autographed poster.


Includes:


· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.

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Pledge $60 or more


Large Ensemble Scores in PDF format


Get the scores to the large ensemble Brazilian styled music on the EP! (4 songs)


Includes:


· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· PDF Scores of Brazilian Ensemble Songs only

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $100 or more


All scores of the music on the EP in PDF format


This is an opportunity to own and examine all the full scores of the music from the EP!


Includes:


· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· PDF Scores of all songs on the EP

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $150 or more


Session Video 1


This downloadable video will provide you with a “Behind-the-Scenes” look at the collaborative efforts of the players and producer during the rhythm section recordings.


Includes:


· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· PDF Scores of all songs on the EP

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section

sessions

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $200 or more


Session Videos 1 +2


Receive a downloadable video containing a “Behind-the-Scenes” look at the rhythm section, horns and woodwinds sessions.


Includes:


· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· PDF Scores of all songs on the EP

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns and woodwinds sessions

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook


Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $250 or more


Orchestral sessions video (+ 1 + 2)


Here is a great opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how a complex project utilizes many recording sessions to get the final result. Witness the orchestra working on the fine details of dynamics and interpretation, the precision of the horn and woodwind ensemble sections, and the collaboration of the rhythm section as they create the foundation for the Brazilian based compositions.


Includes:


· Downloadable Behind-the-Scenes video of the

orchestral sessions, rhythm section, horns and

woodwinds sessions.

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· PDF Scores of all songs on the EP

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $400 or more


Bound Printed Scores


You will receive a bound, printed and autographed Score Collection of all music on the EP, a great way to study “hands on”.


Includes:


· Bound, printed and autographed Score Collection of

the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces from the EP.

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook


Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $500 or more


Credits in the album liner notes


Your name will be listed as an enthusiastic supporter of the project in the album liner notes.


Includes:


· Credit as a supporter in the album liner notes

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· Bound, printed and autographed Score Collection of the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces from the EP.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section, horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook


Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $750 or more


An hour-long video chat session with Joe!


This can be one-on-one as a lesson/consultation, or a Q&A master class with your students. We can discuss any aspects of creative, arranging, production etc.


Includes:


· 1 hour-long video chat with Joe

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· A Collection of the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces

from the EP in PDF format.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Credit as a supporter in the album liner notes

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $1,000 or more


A 2 hour-long video chat session with Joe!


This can be one-on-one as a lesson/consultation, or a Q&A master class with your students. We can discuss any aspects of creative, arranging, production etc.


Includes:


· 2 hour-long video chat with Joe

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· A Collection of the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces

from the EP in PDF format.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Credit as a supporter in the album liner notes

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $2,500 or more


Pro Tools Final Mix session files


Here are the actual final mix session files! All plug-ins are inserted with the actual parameters used, all automation of parameters (volume rides, compression value changes, EQ automation, etc.) are included in the files. (***I cannot guarantee that you will have the exact plug-ins used in these session in your own operating system, but it will nevertheless provide you with a deeper understanding of the process, especially the automation aspects.)


Includes:


· Pro Tools “Final Mix” Session files (Dropbox link

provided to download the files)

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· A Collection of the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces

from the EP in PDF format.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Credit as a supporter in the album liner notes

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $3,000 or more


“The Anatomy of an Orchestral Production” Educational Video


This downloadable educational video will provide you with a unique insight into the “start to finish” aspects of creating a work for full orchestra: from the initial creative concept to the final mix. It begins with the basic thematic "seed" and how to develop it further; detailed thoughts on how to approach orchestrating the work for 62 players with the “colors” they provide; creating a realistic MIDI mockup as a pre-production tool; recording the live orchestra; strategies/approaches for mixing the final version.


Includes:


· “The Anatomy of an Orchestral Production” video

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· A Collection of the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces

from the EP in PDF format.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Credit as a supporter in the album liner notes

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook



Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $5,000 or more


Become an all access Associate Producer!


You are invited to attend all US/Boston recording sessions, and attend the Final Mixes at Joe’s personal studio. Plus, you will receive “Associate Producer” credits on the album liner notes.


Includes:


· All access to the recording sessions

· Associate Producer credits on the album liner notes

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· Bound, printed and autographed Score Collection of

the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces from the EP.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook


Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.


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Pledge $10,000 or more


Executive Producer


You will be my personal guest attending the orchestral recording sessions. You will be given access to all the recording sessions, plus “Executive Producer” Credits on the Liner notes. Your name will be printed on the Title Page of the finished Scores and parts now and forever as a patron of this venture. (*this does not imply copyright ownership of any of the works, which remain solely with the composer)


Also, spend an additional full 8-hour day with Joe discussing anything you wish about the creative process, production approaches, etc. That discussion date will be mutually agreed upon.


Includes:


· All access to the recording sessions

· Executive Producer credits on the album liner notes

· CD of "Inspired by Joy"

· Download of full EP "Inspired by Joy"

· Autographed Poster

· Bound, printed and autographed Score Collection of

the Orchestral and Ensembles pieces from the EP.

· Behind-the-Scenes video of the rhythm section,

horns, woodwinds, and orchestral sessions

· Personal thank you note posted on Facebook


Ships to anywhere in the World. International shipping rates may apply.

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