Milan, Italy – June 20, 2016 – Composer and pianist Bill Whitley launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking community support to record his production “Lily of Force” in Milan, Italy. The goal is to raise $7,000 by July 31, 2016. Funds raised will be used to make a professional studio recording, and master and market the pieces.
Whitley writes music that is deeply rooted in mysticism and images of nature. There are elements of Gregorian chant, raga music, gamelan, rock and progressive rock present in his work. Whitley’s pieces have been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad, by ensembles ranging from chorus to solo electric guitar. Commissions consist of chamber, choral, vocal, and orchestral works. He earned a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Oregon and has also taught at The University of Idaho, Western Oregon University, and The University of Portland.
“Lily of Force” is Whitley’s newest creation and will be recorded by Italian composer, guitarist, keyboardist, and producer Francesco Zago. The Italian musician holds a degree in classical guitar. He teaches electric guitar and improvisation at CiviaScuola di Musica of Milan. Zago has released fourteen albums as main composer, guitarist, producer, and many other occasional contributions.
Over the course of a decade, Whitley and Zago have collaborated and interacted numerous times. Whitley has always been impressed by Zago’s work. Zago has offered to record “Lily of Force” for $6,500 USD, and the additional $500 will cover a digital release through CD Baby, and mastering a limited number of CDs.
To learn more visit (no comma) the Kickstarter Campaign. Click here to make a contribution. Backers can choose from a number of attractive rewards. Perks will be delivered November 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal. If the campaign does not reach the funding goal, then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference. This is also an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special project! Help the campaign reach its goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
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Company Name: Lily of Force
Contact Person: Bill Whitley