The German avant-garde trio TRIONYS has been invited to play at the celebrated New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (June 22 - 28, 2015). As with so many American festivals, the organisers do not pay their artists anything at all. The musicians have to pay their own flights and accommodation as well as a performance fee of $150.
Because most institutions and cultural associations plan for the long term, or only finance their own projects, it is not possible to obtain support from these sources at such short notice. TRIONYS has therefore decided to try to cover at least some of the costs of taking part in the festival in this way.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
It will cost TRIONYS between €3,000 and €4,000 to play at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. To reduce the risk of coming out of the campaign empty handed, we have consciously decided to keep the minimum amount down to a very low €1,200. This means that there is a good chance of obtaining funding for at least one third of the total costs. Of course, it would be great if even more funding - perhaps even for all the costs - could be obtained.
Our target group is all those who are interested in exciting contemporary music and who enjoy the adventure of discovering new worlds of sound.
In return for support we are offering downloads of previously unpublished sound recordings and videos. All our supporters will be named on the TRIONYS website (if you wish to remain anonymous, please just send a short mail to [email protected]).
Why would you support this project?
The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival is one of the most important festivals in the world for electroacoustic music and is regularly played by the top artists in this genre. It's always a great honour for any musician to receive an invitation: taking part is a must.
Appearing at festivals such as these is also an outstanding opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow artists. Festivals are also a forum at which new contacts can be forged, opportunities for further activities created and, last but not least, they also provide first-class references which can open doors to other festivals.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The funds will be used to pay for airfares and accommodation in New York.
Who are the people behind the project?
TRIONYS is a trio from southern Germany that has an irrepressible urge for experimentation and is constantly searching for new sound worlds. The trio's music thrives on the tension between acoustic instruments (piano, violin and percussion) and electro acoustic sounds, between composed and improvised passages. The electroacoustic sounds themselves are produced by the instruments before being processed and transformed using complex live electronic programs which have been developed by the musicians themselves.
TRIONYS has played at the following international Festivals:
Festival de Musiques Universitaires (FIMU) Belfort (2001, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) Götheborg (2002), NYYD Festival Tallinn (2003), Soundings Festival Edinburgh (2013), "Kreative Interpreten" Symposium, Munich (2014).
The trio has also played many other venues, including in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Leicester, Malmö, Dortmund, Ludwigsburg, Tübingen.
Radio broadcasts: Resonance FM (104.4) London; Radio reboot fm Berlin; Radio CKLN 88.1 fm Toronto; Radio Campus 92.2 Dijon; Radio WOBC 91.5 FM Oberlin, Ohio; Radio Ultra 70.19 FM, Moscow; Radio Neva-3 104.4 FM St. Petersburg.
Workshops: University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, Queen’s University Belfast, Eesti Muusikaakaademia,Tallinn, University of Bristol.
CDs: vector alpha (Earsay Music, Vancouver) Protuberanzen (in production) TRIONYS unplugged (in production)