I’m thrilled to announce that my Kaleidoscope project is launching on May 1st, 2017, exclusively on the Patreon platform.
What is Kaleidoscope?
Kaleidoscope is my new endeavor that combines rock music with the mathematics found in nature. Participating patrons will receive 3 mp3s every month, including tunes with cutting-edge music theory based on ratios frequently used by mother nature! Most of these tracks are brand new and currently unreleased, so you’ll have them in your collection months before the general public can purchase or stream them.
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a social platform that connects art and commerce. In the case of my Kaleidoscope project, patrons can subscribe for a monthly dollar amount: $1/mo lets you keep track of the project on the Patreon feed. $5/mo or more gets you the monthly 3-song bundle. $10/mo gets you a hand-drawn postcard based on the Golden Ratio. There are many other cool reward levels that I’ll announce at a later date. The money gives me the opportunity to spend more time focusing on music by taking care of some basic living expenses, new gear (a better video camera, to name one thing), and a bit further down the line, manufacturing funds to release my material on vinyl.
Why am I doing this?
There is beauty in nature. There is reason. When I noticed how often the same ratios were at work in anatomy, botany, chemistry, and astronomy, I needed to know what these ratios sounded like. By trade I’m a pop songwriter. Is this new direction experimental? To be sure. But in the context of the kind of music I create, I believe it to be very accessible as well.
I began exploring sacred geometry within music theory decades ago, but never as systematically as I have in preparation for Kaleidoscope. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say the May 3-song bundle includes a brand new track using a 4 note-scale and harmony structure I built by splitting the musical octave into ‘golden’ sections, the same ratio found in the spiral of the Milky Way, as well as a ton of other phenomena.
There’s so much more to say, but I’ll save it for the next few weeks in the run-up to the release of the project. I’ll also give five people on the mailing list advanced access to Kaleidoscope while it’s in beta. I’d love to get your comments on how to improve it for the public launch on May 1st. Stay tuned!