From Les Misérables to Live Looping!
Duluth, MN – Adam Sippola, who starred as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the DECC Symphony Hall in July, will be launching a Kickstarter Campaign, beginning with a Live Looping Happening, or “Loopening”, in the Duluth Playhouse Rotunda on Friday, September 26th @ 1pm.
What is Live Looping? Sippola uses a looping pedal to create improvised music as well as structured songs with a strong focus on vocals – layering his voice and incorporating didgeridoo, hand percussion, found-sound recordings, some cello and other instruments to create a rich and evocative musical experience.
Concerts throughout the campaign will include the Kickstarter Kickoff Concert at The Red Herring Lounge on September 27th @ 7pm, Live Looping at Lake Superior Interfaith on October 10th @7pm, and a collaboration with Rachael Kilgour at the Teatro Zuccone on October 27th @8pm, with “Loopenings” in the Carnegie Library Rotunda, the MPAC Lobby at UMD, and others locations to be announced throughout the month at www.adamsippola.com as well as www.facebook.com/adamsippolamusic.
Sippola’s Kickstarter Campaign will focus on gathering support and raising funding to record a Live Looping focused album at Sacred Heart Music Center during the fall and winter, and creating an album release concert event, also at Sacred Heart. The album will feature songs in Sippola’s Live Looping style, as well as some special guest collaborations. The Kickstarter will go live online on Thursday, September 25th, and last 40 days, closing on Tuesday, November 4th. The goal is to raise $4000 to cover the studio recording sessions, mastering, CD duplication, album art and layout, concert preparation, rentals, and promotional materials, with an extended goal to raise $5000 in order to create a concert film. With a Kickstarter Campaign, it’s all or nothing, meaning that all of the funds need to be raised within the allotted time, or else none of the funds are collected. Adam Sippola’s Kickstarter profile can be viewed at www.kickstarter.com/profile/adamsippola.
All reward level backers of the Kickstarter will be invited to Sacred Heart for one of the recording sessions to lend their voices to a track on the album! Adam wants to pack Sacred Heart for a group sing! Many backers will have their names or name-meanings incorporated into the lyrics of a song that Sippola will record at home and send out to everyone involved.
Other rewards include a digital or physical copy of the album, receiving other albums by Adam Sippola, VIP reception and seats to the album release concert, a song or meditation/yoga track created specifically for you, a House Concert for you and your friends, or Adam serving as the entertainment for your special event!
The album release concert event to be held at Sacred Heart, will feature music from the album as well as unique improvisations, and will explore the relationship of audience to music performance. There will be multiple “looping stations” throughout the room, projection screens, and various “listening areas” with a focus on reflecting back to the audience the inspiration their very presence brings to a performance. There will also be a VIP reception and tables as an offering in some of the backer rewards. Sippola hopes to collaborate on the album release concert with other local musicians, choral ensembles, dancers, and visual artists, to create an unforgettable evening of collaborative, multi-media, multi-form art.
Come to the The Red Herring Lounge this Saturday, September 26th @ 7pm for free food, drinks at the bar, and sounds provided by Adam Sippola.