New Threaded album for exciting theatre project!

by Threaded in Littleover, England, United Kingdom

£2,807

raised of £3,000 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by July 31st 2019 at 9:00am

We are raising money to get our new album 'When The Raven Comes Calling' designed and printed, and D/deaf accessible Sign Song videos made!

by Threaded in Littleover, England, United Kingdom

Hello!! We at Threaded are an acoustic trio that create and perform original instrumentals and self-penned songs, inspired by world folk culture and re-imagined for a contemporary audience. We are: Jamie Rutherford (guitar/lead vocals), Ning- ning Li (violin/vocals) and Rosie Bott (clarinet/vocals)!

We are Crowdfunding as we need YOUR help to get our next studio album 'When The Raven Comes Calling' designed and printed, and some British Sign Language Sign Song videos to go with it! 

THE MAIN PROJECT!

We have been working with Red Earth Theatre (www.redearththeatre.com) on their upcoming show 'Soonchild' which is set to tour this Autumn and Winter, and also during 2020! Red Earth create accessible shows for the D/deaf community and we have been commissioned by them to create the musical score for the show, and also to perform said score on tour with them which is incredibly exciting! We will be on stage playing, and will be involved with all the action as our placement is crucial for access!

As well as integrated onstage music with the piece of theatre, there will be a variety of access channels, including In Ear Monitoring System, British Sign Language and Creative Captioning. Along with use of Sign Song and shadow puppetry, this multi layered concept of completely integrated theatre is genuinely innovative and very exciting!! As far as we are aware, this level of D/deaf accessible musical theatre hasn't happened yet, so the whole thing is literally amazing!! 

During a Research and Development period last year, kindly supported by Arts Council England, we worked with Red Earth and took advice from Music and the Deaf in order to create an accessible music score for the show. This period has massively influenced our writing, and has had a huge impact on how we view music. We have learnt alot about how D/deaf people can access music, through visual placement of the musicians, facial expression and movement, vibrations and instrument frequencies to name but a few, and it is amazing to realise that there is a way that everybody can access music, and that even hearing people can access music in ways that they don't expect! 

We therefore feel that it is our responsibility as musicians to improve the access in our general performance, and we are really passionate about doing so. The Guardian wrote in 2018: 'With one in six people suffering from hearing loss in the UK and around one in 1,000 children born profoundly deaf, the lack of accessibility to live music for deaf people is a significant challenge, and deaf fans believe too little is being done to serve their needs.' We are trying to do something to change this.

THE STORY!!

Here is Red Earth's description of SOONCHILD:

'Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music and songs, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, plus the cosmic brilliance of the Northern Lights.

Set somewhere north of the Arctic Circle, Soonchild is the story of a shaman known as Sixteen Face John who feels out of step with the modern world. John’s wife is expecting a baby, but the Soonchild refuses to be born until she can hear the World Songs – special music that is essential for the world to exist.

So, John sets out on a quest which takes him through many life-times, and thrilling encounters with a constellation of cool characters and animal spirits – including the most magnificent of all Polar creatures: the Ice Bear. John must find the World Songs for Soonchild and save the world, before it’s too late.

So big-hearted, this show will melt an iceberg.

Soonchild sparkles with Red Earth’s dynamic performance style, puppetry and physical comedy. All wrapped around with exquisite folk fusion music from Threaded and the glorious light patterns of the aurora.'

Here is Soonchild from our Research and Development phase last July:

THE ALBUM!!

We recorded the main songs and tunes from the score, so we could transcribe them out as a visual aid for those who can access it, and we would now love to get them made into a physical album! As well as the music, the album will include artwork, song lyrics, some transcriptions and some of the inspirations behind the music! We really want to be able to take it on tour to the shows with us, for you take home with you, and as a memento of the show! We, really importantly, also want to get all the songs on the album made into Sign Song videos, so for any of the D/deaf audience that purchase the album, they will have extra visual access to the music. 

The album is called When The Raven Comes Calling, and has 5 songs and 2 instrumentals. The artwork will be created by our very own Ning-ning Li ( https://www.facebook.com/nnliillustrations/ ) and the album will be designed by Tom Chapman, and together they are Chapman-Li! (https://www.facebook.com/chapmanliartanddesign/) We know it will be a gorgeous product!

Here is the front cover of the album:

Here are the other illustration prints available for you to purchase:

We cannot wait to share this project with you all and thank you so much to those of you who can support us; you are supporting something truly amazing!!

JRN xxx

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

15 of 100 claimed

Advanced signed copy of the album & artwork print

An advanced signed copy of the album, and a limited edition signed artwork print of the album front cover illustration by Ning-ning Li.

£12 or more

Advanced copy of the album

An advanced copy of the album, which will be with you before its official release!

£15 or more

Advanced signed copy of the album

A signed advance copy of the album, which will be with you before its official release!

£20 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Signed Album Artwork Print

A limited edition signed artwork print of the album front cover illustration by Ning-ning Li

£25 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Character illustration print by Ning-ning- Raven

A limited edition signed illustration print of the Raven from Soonchild, drawn by Ning-ning Li.

£25 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Character illustration print by Ning-ning Li- Bear

A limited edition signed illustration print of the Bear from Soonchild, drawn by Ning-ning Li.

£35 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Advanced signed album and illustration print- Bear

An advanced signed copy of the album, and a limited edition print of the Bear by Ning-ning Li

£35 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Advanced signed album and illustration print-Raven

An advanced signed copy of the album, and a limited edition print of the Raven by Ning-ning Li

£50 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Album and 2 prints!

An advanced signed copy of the album, limited edition signed print of the album front cover artwork, a limited edition print of a character illustration by Ning-ning.

£60 or more

3 of 100 claimed

Bumper Package!

An advanced signed copy of the album, limited edition signed print of the album front cover artwork, a print of both character illustrations by Ning-ning.

£75 or more

A personal thanks

An advanced copy of the album, a limited edition print of the front cover artwork, a character illustration by Ning-ning and a credit to you in the thanks section of the album!

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Your own tune!

We will write you your own tune and score the tune out for you! Plus all of the rewards above!

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

House Concert

We will come and perform for you at your home, or wherever you would like us to play, and perform 2x45 min sets of music!


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