November 1, 2007
NEW DVDs FOR SALE
Halloween is over, and that means November is here. And with November upon us, the Holidays are not far behind. For those who like to get that early start on Christmas shopping (and even for those who don't), I would like to suggest a couple of gift ideas to consider this season.
As most of you know by know by now, my first solo album, The Piano Music of Frederic Rzewski, is due for release on Bridge Records sometime in the near future. The recording is finished, but we are short a sizable amount of money before we are able to produce this CD. It is with that in mind that I have embarked upon a fundraising campaign to help raise a portion (if not all) of the missing funds.
I am offering for sale an exclusive DVD featuring three recent live performances of mine. This DVD has something for everyone: the witty, the virtuosic, and the avant-garde. This DVD will provide you with the "highlights" of various performances I have given throughout the States--perfect for those people who have been unable to hear me perform much over the past three years, or who have wanted to hear more.
Included on the DVD are three feature performances:
1. Rzewski: De Profundis (a sneak peak at one of the major works to be included on the Bridge CD) [Recorded 2007]
There is also a unique bonus feature included: a performance of Tchaikovsky's famous Piano Concerto No. 1 recorded while I was 17 with the Manitowok Symphony Orchestra. Curious how I sounded ten years ago? Check it out!
Each DVD sells for $30 plus $5 shipping per order. All proceeds will go directly to the Rzewski recording process. The goal may seem lofty, but I would love to sell 250 DVDs. If I can meet this ambitious goal, all financial obligations will be met, and the album could be released in the next few months!
There are two ways to order:
These DVDs are only available on keithkirchoff.com. So spread the word and forward this email to all of your friends. The DVD will be available to ship November 17th, but put your order in now.
I have a couple of new recordings to listen to: One is the solo piano version of my own composition Hymns (played by yours truly), and the second is a recording of Christopher Biggs's Externalities. Check them out!
Last But Not Least
Philip Black gave a rousing performance of Doodles: five variations for solo tuba a couple nights ago at Wichita State University. I am hoping to post a video of his performance soon, so check back often!