A new crop of classical music entrepreneurs are devoting their careers to new models of giving back through music.
Category: State of the Art Form
Crowdfunding is a revolutionary way for artists to realize their vision, and create a community of followers. Two artists, writer Jessica Duchen and composer Dan Visconti developed successful campaigns in the United Kingdom and United States, respectively. Both offered 21CM their different perspectives on what worked best and surprised them about the process.
As the trio plays the intro to “Wives and Lovers,” her nonplussed demeanor and polished white glasses provide no clue of what is to come. Then Cecile McLorin Salvant steps forward. With growl and bite and pop and light she reimagines each phrase – lending a sardonic girlishness tinged with wistfulness to the well-worn classic. It is a revelation.
You decided pretty early on in your conservatory days that a typical classical music career wasn’t for you. Now your string-fusion ensemble, festival or great new music gadget is starting to explode! You want to take it to the next level, but you are up against the same issue every entrepreneur or innovator faces: funding.