Crowdfunding since 2010

Let's travel the seas with my new album!

Let's travel the seas together! Three great piano cycles by Gustave Samazeuilh, Ernest Bloch and Edward MacDowell will whisk you away into the adventurous world of the oceans and seafaring.
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Funding period
11/17/22 - 12/21/22
January - May 2023
Minimum amount (Start level): 12,000 €

The whole funding sum will be used for producing and marketing my new album "Tales of the Sea"

Offenbach am Main
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What is this project all about?

I am Lydia, I am a classical pianist. "Tales of the Sea" is to be my fourth solo album. Three major piano cycles by Edward MacDowell, Ernest Bloch and Gustave Samazeuilh take you into the vast and adventurous world of the oceans and seafaring.
The pieces tell of icebergs and ocean depths, of great voyages and starry nights. Of tempests and the following sunrise over the sea.

This beautiful music I plan to record in January 2023 and release it in spring 2023 with the label ARS Produktion.

For this I need your support!

Become part of my project and be closely involved in the creation of my new album!

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

In January 2023 the CD recording will take place with the help of the Funk Foundation in the renowned studio b-sharp in Berlin. After that it is time for the production, release and marketing of the album. That's where I need your help!

This is the right place for everyone who

  • likes listening to classical piano music
  • likes discovering rarely heard treasures of piano music
  • loves the sea
  • wants to support the independent art scene
  • wants to be part of an artistic process and look behind the scenes

Why would you support this project?

These days, a CD production involves so much effort and cost that it is hardly sustainable for an independent artist alone. The crowdfunding model is an exciting concept that lets the fans become an active part of the artistic process; they turn from consumers into co-creators.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

The entire crowdfunding sum goes into the production and promotion of the CD "Tales of the Sea" with the label ARS Produktion. This includes label costs, booklet texts, production of 1000 CDs, worldwide distribution, photos for the cover and booklet, CD trailer and PR.

Important: There is no financial risk for you! If we don't reach our crowdfunding goal, Startnext will refund your money or, depending on the payment method you choose, it will not be debited at all.

Who are the people behind the project?

I am Lydia Maria Bader, pianist.

My wonderful partners for this project are:

  • the CD label ARS Produktion
  • the recording studio b-sharp in Berlin
  • Funk Stiftung (who made the recording possible in the first place)
  • no-te (photos, video and PR)

The crowdfunding project has been successfully completed. Supporting and ordering is no longer available on Startnext.

  • The processing of orders placed will be handled directly by the project owners according to the stated delivery time.

  • The production and delivery is the responsibility of the project owners themselves.

  • Cancellations and returns are subject to the terms and conditions of the respective project owner.

  • Revocations and cancellations via Startnext are no longer possible.

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Lydia Maria Bader, piano CD Tales of the Sea

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