Dear Music Lover, welcome,
 

As the worldwide pandemic lock-down has struck the world of classical orchestra's heavily, time has come to start thinking how the revival of cultural and creative life is going to happen - as it must happen. But this revival will be blooming only with your help...

To make a bold creative statement in the midst of this forced silence, whilst inviting the public to actively participate and contribute, the innovative US recording label PARMA Recordings and Belgian upcoming composer Dimitri Arnauts, have teamed up to crowdfund on Kickstarter, record and release on a collective album a new symphonic creation, ‘Sea Storm’, with a long-established professional Czech symphonic orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic.

 

The resulting album will be released on PARMA's record label, Navona Records, which represents a fine collection of today's leading innovators in orchestral, chamber, and instrumental music. International distribution will happen through PARMA Recordings and Naxos of America.

‘Sea Storm’ is a large symphonic overture or soundscape written for the full forces of a modern Symphonic Orchestra. Using an impressionistic instrumental color palette, it depicts the atmospheres and events of a moment at the seashore and at large on sea. 

Waves rolling, early morning ships sounding their horns, migratory birds flying over: everything culminates when a sudden and violent sea storm strikes, only announced by the rumbling of the thunder, and followed by the expected return of the sun...

More precisely, 'Sea Storm' is part of a larger body of new symphonic poems composed by Dimitri Arnauts, centered around the marvelous and sublime places and ecosystems around our world: EARTHSCAPES.

Provided the crowdfunding campaign is successful, "Sea Storm" will be released alongside other orchestral works by other living composers in 2021. The album will feature original album art design and layout, a wide-spread outreach campaign, and international distribution through PARMA Recordings and Naxos of America, to see the release shared with a broad audience.

PARMA will contribute services for the recording, post-production, and marketing of the piece. PARMA will conduct all the session planning and contract the orchestra, conductor, engineer, and producer on Dimitri Arnauts' behalf. PARMA will produce the recording session, then edit, mix, and master the resulting audio.

 

The resulting album will be released on PARMA's record label, Navona Records, which represents a fine collection of today's leading innovators in orchestral, chamber, and instrumental music. PARMA will leverage its connections, relationships, and press contacts to market the upcoming release to various publications and media outlets.

 

PARMA’s Publicity Team will conduct outreach to major publications such as Gramophone Magazine, BBC Magazine, The Whole Note, I Care If You Listen, and many more for critical acclaim and coverage, along with other blogs, magazines, and radio stations for airplay and promotion of the release.

Danielle Lewis, Senior A&R Representative at PARMA Recordings, said: 


“Dimitri Arnauts' compositional style is smart and thoughtful, resulting in carefully conceived music that will not only appeal strongly to classical and symphonic appreciators, but also to those who simply love well-written music. ‘Sea Storm’ embodies this completely and by recording and promoting this piece at the professional level, we aim to give Mr. Arnauts’ music the well-deserved exposure and critical review to advance his career as a contemporary composer. 


In these uncertain times of COVID-19, it’s incredibly important that artists continue creating music and art. PARMA strongly believes in the quality of Mr. Arnauts' music and we kindly ask for your support to help continue sharing beautiful art in this crucial time.”

Since 2008, PARMA Recordings has produced 1000 commercial releases, and music from our distributed labels has been featured in settings and situations from CBS to Carnegie Hall, Microsoft to the Musikverein, and Nintendo to National Geographic. Notably in 2019, our Navona Records release THE ARC IN THE SKY by Kile Smith and The Crossing was nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY in the 'Best Choral Performance' category. More recently,we recorded the music for the unique children's book 'The Wild Symphony' by best-selling author Dan Brown ('The Da Vinci Code', 'Inferno') which will be published in September 2020.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT !

Creatives and Artists have indeed been struggling these months of worldwide Covid-19 Isolation or Quarantine, to keep their audiences moved, enchanted, entertained and inspired by their enduring artistic work and initiatives…

 

Helping to revive the life of Music and the livelihood of its craftsmen and -women is thus extremely valuable and a blessing for culture, community, and society in general, and artists will owe their supporters a duty of respect and gratitude.                            

But more that than, the Kickstarter rewards foreseen for this Crowdfunding campaign are particularly interesting and fulfilling for every keen new music lover that would support our project: every support level involves access or custom delivery of new original symphonic or contrapuntal music written by Dimitri Arnauts - only and especially for you ! Check them out, and contribute as a generous maecene to the thrilling history of music creation !

A said, 'Sea Storm' is part of a larger body of new symphonic poems composed by Dimitri Arnauts, centered around the marvelous and sublime places and ecosystems around our world: EARTHSCAPES.

The different parts of these 'Earthscapes' will be streamed online in exclusivity and downloadable by the Kickstarter backers as per their level of support, at the end of the campaign on 21 June 2020.

The crowdfunding campaign has started on 20 May 2020 at 00:01 AM.

It will end on 18 June 2020.

Download the full PRESS RELEASE here.