“I dedicate this record to all my friends, family and the world at large who have at one time or another struggled with their own personal recovery story.”-Christina Horn
We are Hudson K. Over the years we have worked with countless Knoxville musicians, dancers, artists, videographers, engineers, producers, writers, artists and photographers. TRIBE.
Recently, we were offered an opportunity that most artists can only dream about. Humbled and eager, we must now prepare ourselves for the next chapter in our creative experience. Our journey begins in November.
You can join us as we make the record of our dreams, balance art with choreography, and bring themes to live through art and videography.
Producer Jason Rubal has invited us to record at Seventh Wave Studios in Harrisburg, PA. It promises to be a life-altering experience: with thousands of album credits under his belt and an uncannily similar aesthetic in music, Jason understands the vision that is Hudson K. When you consider his work with artists such as Amanda Palmer and the Dresden Dolls, you can imagine my excitement about collaborating with someone who appreciates and encourages fringe music.
The plans for the album also include a number of music videos that will visually enhance the stories told in the music.
What We Need
Quite simply? The money and support to make this happen. Your pledge will allow us to pay for studio time and travel expenses to get the whole band to Pennsylvania.*
Part of your pledge will also go to Matt Cikovic at Aperture Arts for his work with all of our past, present, and future videos, including our Indiegogo video.
You will also fund our dancers, aerialists, costume designers, graphic designers, photographers and helpers. It takes a lot of people to make great art! Dollars will also leak out for taxes, the fees for running this campaign, and manufacturing and distribution of the actual physical record. There are more expenses to cover but those are the big ones! The money goes fast!
The word recovery has intentionally become the center-stone of my songwriting and compositional work. The ambiguous meaning of the word allows for discovery and invention.
Our goal is to take our art to a higher level and move people with a fully integrated musical and visual experience. This work is focused, determined and meaningful.
We are working together as a tribe to make this happen and welcome you with open arms into our fold. Whether it be via pledge or by sharing our campaign, every ounce of support you funnel our way makes such a tremendous impact on this project. We can’t do this without you.
*MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT WE NEED*
Here is the video we made with Matt Cikovic and Aperture Arts.
We would like to make more and finish the story. We would also like to give these artists some compenstaion. Because we love them.
That's Matt's camera on the left side. Matt has made all of our videos. We want to buy Matt an elephant. Well, it's a metaphor.
That's Teejei & Jaia pulling blood out of my heart. They made everything awesome.
That's Claire. Claire is helping me build costumes and dance moves.
This is me walking out of a fire. You can't see Tony, but he's there.
If we surpass our goal, we will be able to duplicate a substantial number of CDS, make another video and hire a publicist to help get the word out. This is where the real magic happens! We want to take our message out on the road in 2013!
Either way, we will continue to work hard touring and performing. Hudson K has been devoted to their work since 2007.
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