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The Skinny on Backstage Supporter-ship

What with the news of Bandcamp’s efforts to support artists during this pandemic, I suddenly realized that I never did explicitly explain what it means to be a Backstage Supporter on Bandcamp. *oops!*

So here are details: For the cost of only one CD you can receive all of my work throughout the year, ahead of everybody else, and take advantage of subscriber-only music! On top of that, you’ll be supporting local musicians and the quality of my craft in a way that you can hear.

There are three levels of Supporter you can choose from:

Basic: $12Gold Level: $30Diamond Level: $75
All new releases, the back-catalog items listed, any material I release as backstage-only, and access to my fan community (backstage-only messages and photos).All that’s included in Basic, plus: I’ll not only list your name in the album notes as a sponsor for all new releases you are a part of, but I’ll also send you an autographed copy of the newest albums you support for free!All that’s included in Basic and Gold, plus: I’ll send you an autographed copy of one major score of the music featured in the latest album releases you support.

Learn more about what it’s like to make music happen in our day and age in the video below, and consider becoming a Supporter if you can!

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Need Some New Music to Fill Your Home?

Bandcamp is forgoing its share of sales for 24 hours to support indie artists!

If you’re lucky enough to be in a position to spare some funds, please consider sharing your good fortune by buying music directly from artists on Bandcamp. 

This Friday, March 20th from midnight to midnight Pacific time, Bandcamp’s share of sales will go to the artists you choose to support, and as always, it will reach them in 24-48 hours.

You can also send your favorite music to a friend (there’s a “send as gift” option below every item on an album page and in your collection), or give them a Bandcamp gift card and let them make their own selections.

Own some unique independent music today and support your favorite artists!

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New Single Available Now for Backstage Members!

Hear my newest, unique single, “Chant de Grenouille sur la Lune,” now by joining the Backstage Supporter crew!

“Frog Song to the Moon” celebrates the simple beauty of nature, with entirely improvised sounds of the handpan, native trail flute, and violin, set to the background of a chorus of frog-song captured in Valencia, CA on a peaceful evening.

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Listen to Advance Clips & Get BTS News

Backstage members got to hear the newly mixed opening from our recent “DodecaFunky” recording session! Join the Backstage Team to support local music and indie artists, and get all the behind-the-scenes news and perks — Be the first to get my new recordings and lots of other great rewards!

 

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New Sheet Music for String Orchestra & New Merch!

Composed for Ryan M. Luévano and the Neue World Orchestra Project, the 2002 string quartet “Greek Dance” has found new life as a driving work for string orchestra!!! I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to revisit this old little gem of a work! 🙂

Enjoy the digital demo below, and check out NWOP’s first concert on March 10 to hear the debut performance!

(Want to check out the original string quartet version? Listen to a recording here, or watch a video here…)


New in the Leviathan Merch Store a lovely necklace pendant has been added — featuring the exclusive album artwork for the early release of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”! Check it out and support the upcoming “Legends” (official title still pending) album (*wink, wink*) that will accompany this epic concerto for 6-string electric violin!

Check back often–Zazzle runs sales all the time! 🙂

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The Leviathan Concerto is Now Available!!

It’s officially here! Now you can download/stream and enjoy the definitive recording of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”!!

 

Taking its cue from the Hebrew description of the Creature of antiquity and imagination, this 25-minute Concerto features the virtuosic properties of the six-string electric violin with its immense range, while the various and creative sounds available to the synthesizer and electric wind instrument (EWI) enhance the beauty of the acoustic orchestra.

 

Presenting the Official studio recording of the Leviathan Electric Violin Concerto!

This project has been an 8-year dream of mine, and I couldn’t be happier with the result!

 

The full recording is available for a limited time and only to Backstage Members. By joining this inner circle, you’ll be directly supporting the careers of local musicians I work with and helping create quality new music recordings that will stand the test of time. 🙂

 

Let me know if you have any questions. I sincerely hope you enjoy this amazing recording!!

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Get Yourself Some Swag

The official Leviathan Release merch is now available for purchase!!

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Save 15% off all merch (as well as well getting all my recordings before anyone else does) by becoming a Backstage supporter — for just the cost of one CD a year! 😉

And don’t forget to check out the gorgeous Leviathan poem and picture book; I’m gradually replacing the audio that accompanies the book with clips from the actual official recording.

Thanks for supporting your friendly, local modern composer! 😉