Music by Audd, Vol.1

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I am a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and I am seeking funds to finish and distribute the first volume of my "serious" orchestral music. I have two previous "commercial" CDs that eventually sold out. I have a unique way of producing the sounds of a real orchestra. My uniqueness allowed me to win first place in two international competitions in 1997 and 2002. I also received grants in 2010 to record the music of three Native American composers. Other commercial music has been a part of award winning videos.

The funds that I need are $1500. This will cover the finished recordings and pay for a 50 CDs to be distributed through CD Baby which distributes music to all of the major online music websites. Also, I will give away 20 hand-made CDs to the first 20 people who donate $20 or more. These 20 CDs will be autographed. Any amount not used on this album will applied to Vol.2, currently being created.

All of my music was written over the years in high school (2 premieres), at Oklahoma Baptist University (several premieres) and at the Eastman School of Music (many premieres) where I received my Master’s Degree in Composition. A curriculum vitae is available at my website:  http://www.rmamusic.com/Resumes.htm .

This new album will be the first of three albums of my best classical music. The first work is titled “editEdmaSTer”, an autobiographical six movement work. The second work is titled “Spectrum 26” and was written for the Greece Symphony Orchestra in Rochester, NY and was premiered under my baton. (Definition of an “edited master”: The video tape onto which a program has been edited during an online edit session – a complete and final version of your edited videotape. The emphasis on the EST is Latin for “it is”.)
Here is a video of excerpts from the Native American Composer grants of 2010 to demonstrate the sound of the "East Pacific Symphony":
Finally, the East Pacific Symphony is named after the first synthesizer I owned: an Ensoniq EPS. My previous two CDs were “a new light ~ christmas” and “Somewhere Over”. Both are still available as downloads at CD Baby.

The National Endowment for the Arts’ next budget – if approved – will be ZERO. Additionally, the new Tax Act will harm all the arts (music, art, poetry, museums, orchestras, PBS, NPR, no more deductions for items to support artist’s costs, etc.). As a composer, I will no longer have access to grants and support that had been available in previous decades. As a result, requests such as this for the direct support and creation and distribution of new music will become the only means for many artists to survive. If you do not wish to support my creative endeavor, please find another individual or organization to support.

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I always wanted to be a conductor. And I have been through high school, college, graduate school, and professionally. But I wanted more and my method for using computers to produce the orchestral sound has provided that desire. The result has been becoming an internationally recognized “conductor” with award winning original music and new methods that make the computer an instrument.
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