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A Symphonic Tribute to HAKEN

The Symphonic Theater of Dreams Project need a support in the process of creating new CD. Tribute to HAKEN.

Introduction

The Symphonic Theater of Dreams Project (symphonic tributes to rock/progressive metal bands) together with the Sinfonietta Consonus orchestra, known from the debut album “A Symphonic Theater of Dreams”, need a support in the process of creating another CD entitled “A Symphonic Tribute to HAKEN”.

We decided to take part in this crowdfunding campaign for the first time because the costs of production are extremely high and we don’t have any constant grant money.
We made this decision also because Jordan Rudess issued his album “Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra” with the help of a PLEDGE MUSIC campaign and it turned out to be a huge success. What is more, this incredible CD was created and recorded with our orchestra and we are extremely proud of it.

We are a special duties orchestra. Very often we take part in quite difficult projects. After all, progressive rock or metal transcribed for a symphonic orchestra cannot be easy to perform. While in a band some part can be played only by the guitar, the same part in our orchestra is performed as a unison of 40 people. It is only an example of how challenging our work is.

It is understood why no record label, despite willingness and commitment, is able to sponsor such a demanding recording session and pay all the production costs of such a huge enterprise.
That is why we ask you for help. We ask all the fans of progressive rock and metal, Haken, symphonic/classical/ film music, all the fans of our SToD Project (thank you so much for being with us for such a long time), fans of music which combines elements of different genres."

Many reviewers of our first record called us pioneers and creators of a new music genre, that is “symphonic / orchestral / instrumental progressive rock and metal”.
We don’t know if we really were first but we are absolutely sure that we would like to continue what we have started. That is why we need your help. There is only one condition – we must achieve 100% of the pledge campaign.
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How will the money
be spent?

Recording a symphonic album is a very complicated process. Actually, we started work on a tribute to Haken many months ago. We also released a single which you can listen to here.
Before starting this campaign we had to analyze all the costs, for instance the cost of renting a rehearsal room and a professional studio, hiring a sound engineer and technical crew, all for the period longer than one month. We had to take into account the cost of hiring more than 60 best musicians (including a huge brass section musicians), the conductor, the film crew, the photographer. We also calculated the production costs of the merchandise, CDs and gadgets as well as many related expenses.
This was all done in order to release a very complicated, technical yet melodic symphonic record and a beautiful album – a tribute to Haken.


What will the pledgers receive ?

In return for your help we offer different editions of our record. You can choose from a digital edition , a CD edition, a very exclusive edition and a vinyl edition. Mugs, T-shirts, posters, photos, signed scores, records signed by the members of Haken and much more. You can also become a co-producer of the album and even a main producer. All the options available are listed on the official website of this campaign.
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NOTE: At the beginning we offer basic support packages. After the first month of the campaign we intend to add more very exclusive packages.
We promise to post exclusive updates very regularly on the pledge website. Audio arrangement simulations, films from our recording sessions, cover premiere and many other selected materials will definitely be present there.

Now, at the very start of the campaign, we are absolutely convinced that with your help and potential we will reach 100% of our goal. We have already started hard work on the project and the first notes in the scores are being written even on the first day of this campaign.
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CD Tracklist

1) PREMONITION (Visions album)
2) CELESTIAL ELIXIR (Aquarius album)
3) EARTHLINGS (Restoration EP)
4) AQUARIUM (Aquarius album)
5) THE MOUNTAIN SUITE (The Mountain album, medley)
6) VISIONS (Vision album)


Initial Calendar
1-10 September 2015 – rehearsals
11 September – 15 October 2015 – recording session
5 October- 20 October 2015 – special guests recording sessions
20 October – 20 November 2015 – mix, mastering
21 November – 15 December 2015 – work on the issue

Digital release – due date 24 December 2015
All exclusives to be fulfilled no later than 28 February 2016 unless otherwise stated.

The calendar of recording session rehearsals may change depending on the progress of our work and the only person to make decisions in such matters is Michał Mierzejewski, the founder and arranger of the project.

NOTE: People who will become producers of the record will also receive a title of “a producer” or “an executive producer” as well as gadgets and releases described above.
IMPORTANT: The producers of the pledge campaign do not receive any license or contract on income from CDs and all issues released by Symphonic Theater of Dreams and Sinfonietta Consonus.
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Our Crew

Orchestra: Sinfonietta Consonus
Conductor: Szymon Morus
Arranger/Orchestrations/Symphonic Theater of Dreams & Sinfonietta Consonus CEO:
Michał Mierzejewski

Sound Engineer: Jakub Mankowski
Graphic Designer: Stephen van Baalen (Steve-Art)
Film Crew: Michał Grall, Tomasz Bartoszek

SToD’s Translator: Anna Cichosz

Special Guests:
Marc Papeghin (f. horns)

More special guests will be announced during the campaign and after it is finished.

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AccessPass: Digital Version of Full Album

Digital Version of Full Album
€10
10.00
Available

Digital Version of Full Album in MP3 (320kbps)

New Album on CD (jewel case)

New Album on CD (jewel case)
€24
24.00
450 left

The new album available on CD in jewel case with 16-paged booklet.

Special Digipack CD + DVD (professional making of video)

Special Digipack CD + DVD (professional making of video)
€35
35.00
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The new album available on CD in special digipack (3 wings) with very special, professional documentary – making of dvd.

Signed Gold DELUXE Limited Album

Signed Gold DELUXE Limited Album
€65
65.00
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GOLD DELUXE Limited album (signed by arranger, conductor and concertmasters) with dedication.
Exclusive, limited gold cd+dvd release – just for pledgers. Jewel box in slipcase (hotstamping, UV, embossing), more pages in booklet (24 pages, hotstapming & UV) and inlay card (hotstamping & UV). DVD – very special, professional documentary – making of dvd.

Cup with Artwork

Cup with Artwork
€15
15.00
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Cup with Artwork created by Stephen van Baalen.

Poster A2 with Artwork

Poster A2 with Artwork
€15
15.00
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A Symphonic Tribute to HAKEN Poster with Artwork created by Stephen van Baalen

FLAC Digital Version of New Full Album

€13
13.00
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FLAC Digital Version of New Full Album

Cup with Your Name

Cup with Your Name
€20
20.00
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Cup with artwork created by Stephen van Baalen and Your name on it.

10 artistic, printed photos 13x18

10 artistic, printed photos 13x18
€20
20.00
Available

10 printed photos from our recording sessions taken by our professional photographers.

T-Shirt with Artwork

T-Shirt with Artwork
€36
36.00
Available

Unisex sizing. XS-XXL. ART created by Stephen van Baalen

New Album CD + A2 Poster

New Album CD + A2 Poster
€39
39.00
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New Album on CD (jewel case) + Poster with Artwork created by Stephen van Baalen.

SToD Supporter T-Shirt

SToD Supporter T-Shirt
€38
38.00
Available

Just for SToD pledgers. T-Shirt with your name & special text on it. “I’m exclusive supporter of Symphonic Tribute to HAKEN album”. Unisex sizes.

2-LP Vinyl 180g

2-LP Vinyl 180g
€45
45.00
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New album a Symphonic tribute to HAKEN on Vinyl.

Signed Digipack CD&DVD (professional making of video)

€46
46.00
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New Album in Digipack signed by Symphonic Theater of Dreams arranger & conductor with dedication.

GOLD DELUXE Limited CD + DVD (professional documentary)

GOLD DELUXE Limited CD + DVD (professional documentary)
€50
50.00
198 left

Exclusive, limited gold cd+dvd release – just for pledgers. Jewel box in slipcase (hotstamping, UV, embossing), more pages in booklet (24 pages, hotstapming & UV) and inlay card (hotstamping & UV). DVD – very special, professional documentary – making of dvd.

New Album CD + T-Shirt

New Album CD + T-Shirt
€60
60.00
450 left

New Album CD in jewel case + T-Shirt with Artwork created by Stephen van Baalen.

Vinyl + FLAC Download

€58
58.00
286 left

2 LP 180g Vinyls + FLAC Download of a full New Album

Bronze Package

Bronze Package
€66
66.00
60 left

CD (jewel case) + T-Shirt + FLAC Download

New album in Digipack CD&DVD + Vinyl

New album in Digipack CD&DVD + Vinyl
€80
80.00
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New album on CD released with professional documentary on DVD + Vinyl 2 LP 180g

Merch Pack

€86
86.00
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T-Shirt + Cup with Your Name + A2 Poster. All with Artwork created by Stephen van Baalen.

Gold CD+DVD signed by HAKEN

Gold CD+DVD signed by HAKEN
€80
80.00
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Gold CD+DVD signed by HAKEN

VIP Special thanks in booklet

€80
80.00
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Your name will appear in VIP special thanks section in booklet of our release. Your name listed in the album’s liner notes as a special supporter.

Signed A2 Poster by whole Polish crew

Signed A2 Poster by whole Polish crew
€100
100.00
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Poster featuring new artwork from a new album. Signed by whole (Polish) crew and orchestra.

Silver Package

Silver Package
€133
133.00
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Silver Package, CD&DVD in digipack (signed by arranger & conductor) + T-Shirt with Artwork + Poster A2 + Cup with Artwork + FLAC Download

Signed New Album in Digipack CD&DVD + VIP Special Thanks

Signed New Album in Digipack CD&DVD + VIP Special Thanks
€126
126.00
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Signed Digipack CD&DVD (professional documentary) + Your name in special thanks section for VIP`s.
Release signed by conductor and arranger (with dedication).

Signed Original Artwork for a wall printed on Canvas

Signed Original Artwork for a wall printed on Canvas
€200
200.00
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Signed Original Artwork created by Stephen van Baalen printed on canvas. Signed by arranger and originator of Symphonic Theater of Dreams and conductor of Sinfonietta Consonus orchestra.

Gold Package

Gold Package
€248
248.00
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Signed GOLD DELUXE Limited album + T-Shirt with Artwork, Cup with Your Name, 10 printed Photos, A2 Poster, VIP Special Thanks in the Booklet + FLAC Download

Ultimate CDs Collection Signed by HAKEN band

€300
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Ultimate CDs Collection Signed by HAKEN band. THE MOUNTAIN CD, AQUARIUS CD, VISIONS CD, A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO HAKEN CD + DVD signed by actual members of the HAKEN BAND

Platinum Package for Hardcore fans

Platinum Package for Hardcore fans
€646
646.00
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GOLD DELUXE Limited album (signed by arranger, conductor and concertmasters) + Vinyl + Original Artwork on Canvas Signed by arranger and conductor + 2 T-Shirts (supporter t-shirt + t-shirt with artwork) + Cup with Your name + 10 Photos + Signed A2 Poster by whole polish crew (orchestra, codncutor, arranger, crew,) + VIP Special Thanks in the Booklet + Flac Download

Executive Producer + Platinum Package

€4,646
4646.00
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Executive Producer credit in booklet, Signed GOLD DELUXE Limited album, Vinyl, Original Artwork on Canvas Signed by arranger and conductor, 2 T-Shirts (supporter t-shirt + t-shirt with artwork), Cup with Your name, Photos, Signed A2 Poster by whole polish crew, VIP Special Thanks in the Booklet + Flac Download

Main Producer + Everything

€20,747
20747.00
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Your Name on the front covers, booklets, press releases, statements as PRODUCER + 14 Exclusives

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