Debut marimba album
A 2 part fundraising drive for Klukken’s first feature album: Part Kickstarter, part Art Commissions Drive
“WHAT ARE YOU MAKING?”
I'm making my DEBUT marimba album this winter! It's going to be all original compositions by me, with some amazing guest musicians from COSTA RICA!
This is my VERY FIRST solo album. While I've been a part of other recording projects before, this is the first time I'll be the creative visionary for a record. This marimba album is also exciting because it's going to showcase the marimba in a very new way. This is a very classical instrument, despite it's origins in Africa and Latin America. My compositions incorporate IMPROV and SWEET JAMS to make you get up and DANCE! It's so exciting to be a part of a new vision for the marimba.
“WHY COSTA RICA?”
Earlier this year I connected with a producer and some amazing musicians while I was traveling and teaching in Costa Rica. With so many Latin-inspired tunes to record, I decided to go right to the source for great Latin musicians to play the parts! I'm also getting great access to world-class recording studio and producer at a very affordable price. Plus... COSTA RICA IS THE BEST!
“BUT WHAT IF I'M BROKE?”
1. Through Kickstarter, you can back this project for as little as $12.
2. Your credit card won't be charged until the campaign ends November 5th.
3. Inviting friends to this event and spreading the word also helps!
“WHAT'S THIS ABOUT AN ART COMMISSIONS DRIVE?”
My Art Commissions Drive will run at the same time as my Kickstarter. This is a separate campaign to book TEN commissioned pieces of art in the same 4 week stretch.
If you want to support my album project AND get some new art for your home, fill out the form here: www.jennyklukken.com/art
****There's no reason why you couldn't support via the Kickstarter AND the Arts drive if you're feeling generous!****
“WHAT IF I WANT TO DO MORE TO HELP?”
Hooray! You are awesome!
1. Attend and invite your friends to this event on Facebook.
2. Share on Facebook about how PUMPED you are for this marimba album! Or maybe how pumped your are for your new art!
3. Ask your friends, individually, to back the campaign. People are more likely to give if asked personally!
4. Know someone with a blog or podcast that might be into this? Send them my way!
“I'M STILL CONFUSED. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?”
I want you help fund my dream album project. You can do this by pledging a minimum amount of $12 on Kickstarter, or by commissioning a piece of art! ((or both!))
There's no in-person event happening - this event is merely a reminder, though I'll make it fun by posting exclusive, advance info here, too.
“WAIT, WHAT IS KICKSTARTER?”
Kickstarter is an online platform on which people can raise money for projects. Learn more about Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/about
“AWESOME...WHO ARE YOU?”
I'm Jenny Klukken, a marimbist, composer, and visual artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I write music that takes the marimba out of its typical world of classical, through-composed music. I love to improvise, solo, and jam with other instrumentalists to jazz and world music. I'm also an acrylic flow painter! You can check me out at www.jennyklukken.com.