The Colorado Chamber Orchestra has started a PledgeMusic drive in an effort to fund the premiere and release of Markus Reuter’s contemporary orchestral piece “Todmorden 513.”
Reuter, a touch-guitar playing member of Tony Levin’s Stick Men, constructed a concerto that is 513 measures long, giving each of the 50 musicians in the orchestra — stings, woodwind, brass and percussion — an individual solo. Described as “mysterious” and “genre-ending,” the piece is to be presented on April 18, 2013.
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Funds from the PledgeMusic drive will be used to offset coats of production, studio time and to pay the musicians. Depending on the gift, donors will receive anything from a basic download to an autographed limited-edition hardcover edition of the score. If the drive goes over its goal, additional funds will go to the Youth Orchestra of the Rockies.
Reuter, who studied Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft, joined the Stick Men in 2011. Their new project is called Deep. Reuter is now travelling with Levin and drummer Pat Mastellotto to meet up with Adrian Belew’s Power Trio for the next round of shows as the Crimson ProjeKct, with dates through March 17, 2013 in Japan.