What Is Noise Recording

$5,165 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 44 people in 28 months
We are excited to announce that we will be recording and releasing our debut album!

What Is Noise is dedicated to building community through music, and we do this by introducing audiences to the music of our time. We work closely with composers whose music we perform, allowing us to effectively communicate their message in a deeply personal way. Every member of this ensemble is dedicated to bringing this music to life to connect with the composers we collaborate with, the students we teach, and the audiences who share our passion for music.

This album will enable us to better connect the communities we visit with the music we perform in live concerts and educational programs. This album provides an opportunity for students and community members to connect with musicians, composers, and the culture of contemporary classical music beyond the programs and concerts we provide.

The recording will be produced and engineered by Gordon Van Gent and the Overneath Creative Collective . We are also in the process of establishing a relationship with a record label that will internationally distribute our recording. We will record in July 2017 and hope to release the album in the fall. The album will include pieces that we have performed frequently over the past year:

Steven Stucky - Ad Parnassum
Lansing McLoskey - Requiem, v. 2.001
David T. Little - Descanso (waiting)
Joshua Burel - Roanoke

We would be honored to have you partner with us in our mission of building communities through music and helping us promote the music of our time. None of this is possible without the generous support of people like you.

From our hearts to yours, thank you, for your continued support. None of this would be possible without you. 

As a modest example of our appreciation, we would like to offer thank you gifts for your contributions:

$25 - special thank you on our website and social media pages and an e-mail from What Is Noise expressing our gratitude for your support of this project

$50 - digital download upon release plus all above rewards

$75 - upon completion and release you will receive a CD of our debut album plus all above rewards

$100 - an autographed CD of our debut album signed by all What Is Noise members plus all above rewards

Bronze Beauty:
$250 - a signed score, by the composer and members of What Is Noise, of one of the pieces from our debut album plus all above rewards

Silver Bullet:
$500 - your name will be added to our list of supporters inside the album pages plus all above rewards

Gold Standard:
$750 - you will be invited to attend a live video chat session with What Is Noise to meet the ensemble and ask questions plus all above rewards

Platinum Status:
$1000 - your name or business will be listed in all concert programs and promotional materials as official sponsors of our 2017-2018 season plus all above rewards

With gratitude and appreciation,

~What Is Noise
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Album is in the mixing process, Almost there!!!
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Thank you for all of your generous donations. We hit the studio today! One down, four more to go!!!
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Raised by 44 people in 28 months
Created January 14, 2017
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Allison Satterwhite
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From the JMU Clarinet Studio Class of 2017 - thanks for all the knowledge, advice, memories, and intercontinental trips!

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