It’s been nearly three years since the Muses Trio disappeared into the studio with your help to record our debut album, The Spirit and the Maiden. We were thrilled to have our work named CD of the week with ABC Classic FM, as well as 3MBS in Melbourne. Tracks from that album are still regularly played on ABC. Now, we’re itching to get back into the studio to record our latest project, celebrating the music, words and life of Clara Schumann for the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2019.
Clara’s personal piano trio will be fragmented and reconstructed with music by female composers to create a contemporary emotional narrative representing the facets of her life: pianist, touring virtuoso, composer, wife to a very unstable genius, mother to eight. Alongside Clara’s acclaimed trio, you will hear Kate Moore (AUS): Whoever you are, come forth (solo cello) and Dies Irae (violin, piano), Rebecca Clarke (UK): Lullaby (violin and cello), Nicole Murphy (AUS) : Surface 2 (violin, cello, piano), Jennifer Higdon (USA): Nocturne from String Poetic (violin, piano), and Lera Auerbach (USA): Postlude from Tryptich, the Mirror with Three Faces (violin, cello, piano).
We plan to record Jan / Feb 2019 ready to launch our new album in the week surrounding International Women’s Day in March 2019. Stay tuned to hear about some special venues!
To do this, we ask for your help in covering the considerable costs of bringing this special program to life. At this point, we do not receive funding, and pour our love and time into the Muses Trio venture on top of our busy lives (and these days six children between us).
Supporting this campaign will help us pay for:
– Recording, engineering and mastering costs
– Piano tunes during the recording
– Replicating costs
– Preparing digital download costs
– APRA / AMCOS manufacture license
– Photo shoot, makeup, editing and press photos
– Creative artwork for the CD booklet and PDF for digital purchases
– Covering Fundrazr / Paypal fees deducted from your contribution
– Creating short interviews / podcasts with the living composers to offer a unique insight into their work and compositional process
– Basic press kit and video to help promote our work once complete
Please browse through the rewards on offer. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation without receiving a reward, or if you’d like to offer a service or product to add to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for supporting the Muses Trio, and joining us in Celebrating Clara in 2019.
Christa, Lou and Therese x