Phase 2 of Wing Commander Orchestral Project Volume 2 to Begin Very Soon!
Greetings all! I wanted to update all of you wonderful people on phase 2 of the volume 2 campaign. As you know, phase 1 has enabled me to finish orchestrating 45 minutes of orchestral music for the next volume as well as have all of it formatted into parts and scores ready for printing. It also yielded the interim goal of the WC Jazz CD.
I am just about finished with completing a budget for recording the orchestra and choir, after obtaining multiple bids from orchestras around the world. I will have that budget completed by week's end, and will launch the new fundraiser shortly thereafter, with a goal of recording late summer or early fall!
Another exciting new development is I've been working on writing a book about composing for the Wing Commander games, as well as the musical journey that prepared me for that adventure. When finished, that book will first be available only to contributors to the volume 2 campaign before it goes online for general sale and consumption. I'm really enjoying recalling those moments, which were some of the most fulfilling of my life, and setting them into prose. I'll keep you posted on that development.
Once again, I thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for all your encouragement and support, and look forward to going on this next journey with you!