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The String Quartet Music of Dave Flynn

Dave Flynn | Clare

The String Quartet Music of Dave Flynn
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rewards for funding this project:

€5 +

Level 1 - Digital download of one of the three pieces on the album. Choose from Stories from the Old World, The Cranning or The Keening. The digital download will be sent to you when it is completed. This will be before the album is officially released and no later than June 2013.

€10 +

Level 2 - Digital download of the complete album plus pdf booklet when it is ready.

€15 +

Level 3 A hard copy of the CD as soon as it is released plus All the benefits of Levels 1 and 2. (Please allow several months for the CD to be available.

€20 +

Level 4 - Enhanced CD containing pdf scores and exclusive video footage from the recording sessions. Plus all the benefits of Levels 1-3

€30 +

Level 5 Signed copy of the Enhanced CD plus all benefits of levels 1-4.

€50 +

Level 6 All benefits of levels 1-5 plus a hard copy of one score of your choice with a dedication to you from Dave Flynn.

€75 +

Level 7 All benefits of levels 1-5 plus a copy of two scores of your choice with a dedication to you from Dave Flynn.

€85 +

Level 8 All benefits of levels 1-5 plus a copy of all three scores with a dedication to you from Dave Flynn.

€100 +

Level 9 All benefits of levels 1-5 plus a private 1 hour online lesson with Dave Flynn via skype. Lesson can be in composition, guitar or mandolin. Dave will arrange this lesson for a mutually suitable time.

€500 +

Level 10 Dave Flynn will compose an original tune in your honour in traditional Irish style of your choice (i.e. jig, reel, air, hornpipe etc.), when completed you will receive a signed notated copy of the tune along with an mp3 recording of Dave playing the tune on guitar and/or mandolin. Please allow several months for the composition to be ready. (The composition may also be dedicated to another person of your choice) You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians.

€750 +

Level 11 Dave Flynn will perform an exclusive solo guitar concert for you in a venue of your choice. You can invite as many guests as you like to the event free of charge. You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians. (You must provide the venue and cover all costs associated with using the venue. If you choose to have a cover charge for the concert an additional 20% of the box office intake must go to Dave Flynn. Accommodation must be provided separately where an overnight stay is necessary. If the event is outside of the Republic of Ireland reasonable travel expenses must be covered also)

€1000 +

Level 12a Dave Flynn will compose an original 5 minute work for guitar in your honour based on a theme/mood/style of your choice. Dave will consult with you to choose an appropriate, mutually satisfying compositional approach. When the work is completed you will receive a signed notated copy of the piece along with an mp3 recording of Dave playing the composition. (The composition may also be dedicated to another person of your choice) You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians. Please allow several months for the composition to be ready.

€1500 +

Level 12b All the benefits of level 12a plus Dave will perform the world premiere of the work for you during a solo guitar concert in a venue of your choice. You can invite as many guests as you like to the event free of charge. (You must provide the venue and cover all costs associated with using the venue. If you choose to have a cover charge for the concert an additional 20% of the box office intake must go to Dave Flynn. Accommodation must be provided separately where an overnight stay is necessary. If the event is outside of the Republic of Ireland reasonable travel expenses must be covered also)

€2000 +

Level 13a Dave Flynn will compose an original 5 minute work for guitar and your choice of violin, viola, cello or uilleann pipes in your honour based on a theme/mood/style of your choice. You may choose from any of the musicians on the CD to perform this work with Dave. Dave will consult with you to choose an appropriate, mutually satisfying compositional approach. When the work is completed you will receive a signed notated copy of the piece along with an mp3 recording of the musicians playing the composition. (The composition may also be dedicated to another person of your choice) You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians. Please allow several months for the composition to be ready.

€2500 +

Level 13b All the benefits of level 13a plus Dave and the other artist will perform a duo concert in a venue of your choice. You can invite as many guests as you like to the event free of charge. You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians. (You must provide the venue and cover all costs associated with using the venue. If you choose to have a cover charge for the concert an additional 20% of the box office intake must go to the artists. Accommodation must be provided separately where an overnight stay is necessary. If the event is outside of the Republic of Ireland reasonable travel expenses must be covered also)

€3000 +

Level 14 Dave Flynn will compose an original 5 minute work for string quartet in your honour based on a theme/mood/style of your choice. You may choose from either the Con Tempo Quartet or the Clare Memory Orchestra String Quartet to perform the work. Dave will consult with you to choose an appropriate, mutually satisfying compositional approach. When the work is completed you will receive a signed notated copy of the piece along with an mp3 recording of the musicians playing the composition. (The composition may also be dedicated to another person of your choice) You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians. Please allow several months for the composition to be ready.

€4000 +

Level 15 Dave Flynn will compose an original 5 minute work for string quartet and one other instrument of your choice (from either guitar/fiddle/viola/cello/uilleann pipes/sean nós voice) in your honour based on a theme/mood/style of your choice. You may choose from either the Con Tempo Quartet or the Clare Memory Orchestra String Quartet to perform the work with the solo musician. Dave will consult with you to choose an appropriate, mutually satisfying compositional approach. When the work is completed you will receive a signed notated copy of the piece along with an mp3 recording of the musicians playing the composition. (The composition may also be dedicated to another person of your choice) You will also receive all benefits of levels 1-5, acknowledgement in the CD credits and an invitation to an exclusive CD launch party with the musicians. Please allow several months for the composition to be ready.

€6000 +

Level 16 All benefits of levels 1-5 PLUS You get to host an exclusive launch party of the CD featuring all the musicians, plus you get 4 enhanced CD’s signed by all the artists, all three scores signed by Dave Flynn and acknowledgement in the CD credits as a primary sponsor of the project. *Dave Flynn reserves the right not to dedicate a work to an organisation or individual he feels morally unable to endorse in this way. If you wish a work to be dedicated to an organisation please contact us before committing to a donation in order to ensure the organisation meets the criteria. (Accommodation must be provided separately where an overnight stay is necessary. If the event is outside of the Republic of Ireland travel expenses must be covered also)

€8000 +

Level 17 All the benefits of Level 16 Plus the musicians will perform a new work composed by Dave Flynn, dedicated especially to you or somebody of your choice, the piece may also be dedicated to a non-profit, non-political organisation or an arts organisation.* Please allow several months for the composition to be ready. *Dave Flynn reserves the right not to dedicate a work to an organisation or individual he feels morally unable to endorse in this way.

a project by:
Dave Flynn

My name is Dave Flynn, I'm a composer from Ireland and I'd like your help to complete a major new initiative to produce and release a recording of three of my most important compositions. The music evokes the ancient traditions of Ireland in the context contemporary string quartet music.

The recording is being produced by three time Grammy Award-Winning producer Judith Sherman, the most renowned classical music producer in the world, who regularly produces albums for the Kronos Quartet and leading composers such as Steve Reich and John Adams. Judith recorded the music in Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios and Cuan Studios in Galway in August 2012. Now the music needs to be edited, mixed and mastered before preparations can be made for its release in 2013.

The music has been recorded by some of Ireland’s leading musicians, the Contempo Quartet, sean nós singer Breanndán Begley, uilleann piper Mick O’Brien and the string quartet of the Clare Memory Orchestra which consists of the talented siblings Aoife (First Violin), Ciara (Viola) and Cormac O’Brien (Cello) along with Solas member Niamh Varian-Barry (Second Violin).

The cross-genre ability of these exceptionally talented musicians makes them the ideal performers for ‘Stories from the Old World’ a 20 minute work which fuses the sound of the uilleann pipes, sean nós singing and Gaelic narration with contemporary string quartet writing.
The other works on the recording are my award-winning String Quartet No.2 ‘The Cranning’ and String Quartet No.3 ‘The Keening’.

‘The Cranning’ was premiered to great acclaim at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival by the Smith Quartet in 2005 after I won the 2004 HCMF Composers’ Award. It has since been performed to further acclaim in New York, Moscow, Paris, Galway and Dublin. The ConTempo Quartet will give the world premiere recording of the work here.

‘The Keening’ was commissioned by the Galway Music Residency especially for Con Tempo, who premiered it in Dublin and Galway in 2007. It is an eerily, evocative musical painting of the ancient art of funeral keening, a lost art which was vividly described in Breandán Ó Madagain’s book ‘Keening and Other Old Irish Musics’. This work was directly inspired by excerpts from Ó Madagain’s book and this recording will feature the author narrating the short excerpts which inspired each of the works three movements ‘Murmuring/Ag Monabhar’, ‘Dirge/Raicearacht’ and ‘Cry/Gol’.

So far I have funded the album entirely myself. I paid for studio time, musician fees and production costs. I need your help to ensure this exciting project comes to fruition without causing me to go bankrupt!! We need to cover more production costs, manufacturing, design, promotion and to recoup some of the money already spent.

Please explore the options to see how your funding will ensure that you receive several possible benefits, including the chance to have music written especially for you by me!