Kickstarter: Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble

August 10, 2012

in Music

Ken Vandermark is working on a new project – one of many that he creates each year.  This time it’s through Kickstarter. The Chicago Jazz Festival invited Ken to be the Artist in Residence on this year’s program.  One of the bands he’s presenting is the Resonance Ensemble, an eleven piece, international group of improvisers. Vandermark is employing Kickstater as a means to help share the Ensemble’s music with a wider audience – those that can’t make it to the Festival this year.  Invest a few dollars and get a copy of their upcoming CD or one of a number of other amazing items.


“In order for the Resonance Ensemble to come to Chicago at the end of August to rehearse, record, and then perform new music composed by Ken Vandermark at the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival on September 1st, the group needs to pay for visa and flight expenses to bring the players from Poland, Sweden, and the Ukraine into the United States.  Although these costs, and the musician fees, will be covered by the budget provided by the festival, outside resources will be required to pay for studio time needed to document the compositions showcased in a world premier at the Chicago concert. “The goal of raising $5,000 with your help to record this new material during the Resonance Ensemble’s presence in Chicago is an essential component to the overall success of the venture – it is rare to assemble such a large, international project, and this will allow the group to leave a document of the band’s latest material for all the listeners who can’t be there at the performance.”  –  Ken Vandermark on Kickstarter

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