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27 March 2014, 12:47
New York-based string quartet Brookyln Rider have launched a Kickstarter project to help fund their forthcoming album and multimedia project, 'Almanac'.
The project will comprise a recorded album, videos, animations, photo essays, articles and remixes, all to be released periodically throughout 2014 and 2015 via YouTube and other social media channels.
The quartet have confirmed a list of non-classical artists composing works especially for the album release, including indie rock musicians Greg Saunier (drummer with influential experimental band Deerhoof) and Glenn Kotche from Grammy Award-winners Wilco.
As it stands, over $3,000 has been raised as a result of the campaign, which went live yesterday. The fundraising target is $40,000, with donors able to select a range of rewards depending on how much money they pledge.
At the top end of the scale is a possible donation of $10,000, which entitles the donor to a private, curated concert from the quartet themselves, as well as various special editions of the Almanac's contents and some specially roasted coffee beans.
Brooklyn Rider will be touring Europe in April and May, including a late-night show at London's Wigmore Hall on May 2nd.
Donate to Brooklyn Rider's Kickstarter here.