My name is Marco Cappelli. I am an Italian musician based in Brooklyn, NY. I am launching this crowd funding campaign to support my week long residency next September 8th-13th at The Stone, a worldwide famous avant-garde music venue located in Manhattan, NYC.
The Stone, directed by John Zorn – a major and charismatic figure in the international music scene – features some of the most relevant names in the field of experimental, contemporary and jazz music. Each musician in residence at The Stone books two concerts every night for the week long residency, performing original music.
For my September residency I invited many friends, both from the US and from Italy, to perform with me, including: actors Andrea Renzi and John Turturro, Italian Surf Academy with special guest Mauro Pagani; Umberto Petrin and James Ilgenfritz; Jim Pugliese‘s Phase III; Noha and Rosalie Kaplan with Swiss drummer Marco Käppeli (my Swiss alter-ego!); Dedalo Guitar Quartet with special guest Elliott Sharp; Nublast with Shoko Nagai, Stomu Takeishi and drummer JT Lewis; IDR – Italian Doc Remix with special guest DJ Logic and singer Francesco Pellegrino; Adam Rudolph with the Organic Guitar Orchestra; The whole Ensemble Dissonanzen from Naples; artists Gaetano Costa and Philippe Berson from Palermo… and many more. Please see the detailed program at the following link:
The Stone has no public or private funding, but its policy is to give 100 % of the door receipts to the artists. So it is very important to fill up the venue every night. This crowd funding campaign will help to:
1) Support the publicity expenses needed in order to fill the space each night.
2) Produce a live recording of the concerts for the release of a CD and a DVD.
3) Produce a documentary about the residency (if we raise enough money).
All contributors will receive their rewards according to the list on the side.
PLEASE HELP US TO TURN THIS WEEK INTO AN EVENT!