Our first Kickstarter

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Our project – (Project link here)

Inspired by the ancient Chinese five-element theory of Wu-Xing, this project is themed around fire and water. Ji Liu previously explored these elements in his well-received 2018 album Fire & Water. Revisiting, dwelling, and expanding on this musical idea for the sheet music project has shone a new light on these elements amidst the current world condition, where peace and unity are in dire need.

There are three parts in this publication:

1. Transcriptions. Ji Liu recorded a selection of his arrangements that have not yet been published.

2. Performance commentary. As a tribute to the traditional practice of providing interpretative editions, Ji Liu shares his performance directions, perspective and technical solutions to the works of Saint-Saëns and Debussy.

3. Composition. An original piece Fire & Water dedicated to this project that draws in Ji Liu’s reflection and enlightenment from revisiting the fire and water theme.

When Ji Liu proposed the idea of revisiting the theme behind his well-received 2018 album, we were very excited. This project allowed us to not only work with a talented musician but also allowed us to reach a new audience for our business. We have now secured permission to create the sheet music book with the album’s original artwork. However, it is important to us that the Fire & Water sheet music book is more than just a compliment to the album. We have worked hard to plan a book that stands on its artist merit and will no doubt be well-loved by all who own it. This project foreshadows Ji’s future publications and musical projects.

The Fire & Water sheet music book will include Ji Liu’s Solo Piano Arrangements of:

  • Saint-Saëns -The Carnival of the Animals Aquarium
  • Rachmaninov – Romances Op. 14 No. 11 Spring Waters
  • De Falla – El Amor Brujo
  • Saint-Saëns – The Swan (The Carnival of the Animals) Arr. Alexander Siloti and Ji Liu

Ji Liu’s annotations (including performance directions and fingerings) for

  • Debussy – Reflets dans I’Eau
  • Debussy – La Cathédrale Engloutie (from Preludes Book 1)

A new composition Fire & Water for Solo Piano.

Why we need you

The more support this project gets, the more material we will be able to produce to support the release. Our goals are defined in the following bands and your pledge will help make this happen!

£500

  • Fulfil your awesome rewards!
  • This will be our first printed score without the classic Master Music Publications black and white cover. Your pledge will allow us to purchase new equipment and materials to produce environmentally friendly covers with the stunning artwork above.

£1,000

  • Invest in our online and social media presence and get the word out to the outlets around the world!

£1,500

  • Professionally record and produce Ji Liu’s new composition Fire & Water for digital release.

Rewards

Below there is a preview of the rewards you will get by supporting the project. Some tiers contain one-of-a-kind items.

  Bronze
  • A private stream exclusively for our supporters of our Kickstarter campaign featuring Ji Liu performing all the works from the Fire & Water sheet music book.
  • 10% discount code for the entire Master Music Store featuring sheet music, facsimiles, CD’s and accessories.
  Silver
  • Everything in bronze.
  • One download of the Fire & Water sheet music book in PDF format.
  Gold
  • Everything in silver.
  • One printed copy of the Fire & Water sheet music book printed on the worlds finest environmentally friendly paper.
  Platinum
  • Everything in silver.
  • One printed signed copy of the Fire & Water sheet music book printed on the worlds finest environmentally friendly paper.
  • One signed copy of the Fire & Water album.
  Patron - Bronze
  • Your name acknowledged in all versions of the Fire & Water sheet music book.
  • Two printed signed copies of the Fire & Water sheet music book printed on the worlds finest environmentally friendly paper.
  • One download of the Fire & Water sheet music book in PDF format.
  • One signed copy of the Fire & Water album.
  • A private stream exclusively for our supporters of our Kickstarter campaign featuring Ji Liu performing all the works from the Fire & Water sheet music book.
  • 20% discount code for the entire Master Music Store featuring sheet music, facsimiles, CD’s and accessories.
  Patron - Silver
  • Everything in patron - bronze.
  • Ji Liu’s handwritten copy of Fire & Water.
  • Two tickets to a concert of your choice to one of Ji Liu’s piano recitals.
  Patron - Gold
  • Everything in patron - silver.
  • Ji Liu’s original handwritten manuscript of Fire & Water.
  • Four tickets to a concert of your choice to one of Ji Liu’s piano recitals.

See the Kickstarter Campaign here.