Wundersound, a new pop band dedicated to meditation, launched their first video at wundersound.com/2012 . Shining with original modern rock and classical Bach organ, the band has laid plans for a worldwide musical celebration of 2012. Aiming to transform this loaded topic into a joyful down-to-earth party, with a dash of comedy, the band has drafted both an album and documentary film to encapsulate the 2012 spiritual moment for humanity. Multi-platinum recording artist Matthew Lien reacts, "I am floored! This [2012 project] is so wonderful (oops... I meant 'wunderful'). I'm so touched, impressed and inspired."
Enter "crowdfunding," a new global business model of our internet age. Thousands of arts projects have recently procured millions of dollars by appealing directly to the global public for funding. The days of gatekeepers are over. The public can now vote with their dollars before the music is made, directing cash and passion to artists and projects in a revolutionary way. Artists need not wait for a major label executive to write a production check. Instead, fans and patrons join the creative process and pledge funds to the artist's crowdfunded project to inject the needed capital--in exchange, backers receive rewards like the first CDs off the press. Incremental donations multiplied by thousands of internet users equals big production budgets.
Wundersound has adopted crowdfunding for their 2012 project because it evokes the grassroots global party. Crowdfunding is a mass participation of modern culture where people worldwide can be part of something big. Wundersound ambitiously aims to raise more than $200,000 by January 5 to finance the recording, filming, and distribution of their 2012 album and film.
The band's short video at wundersound.com/2012 is the taste-teaser mock-up for the feature-length project. Included are Wundersound's demos of 3 tracks from the album: "2012," "Allabreve," and "So Happy." The music reflects the counterpointing talents of band members Quinton Carlson and Terry Nelson. Life long composer Carlson polished his chops as pop producer and recording engineer at San Diego's major studio Signature Sound, where he worked with artists like Ike Turner, Switchfoot, and Rob Halford. Carlson grounds his band in cutting edge modern pop while compatriot keyboardist Terry Nelson anchors more than 50 years of dedication to J.S. Bach. Nelson's decades of Bach discipline are punctuated by his work with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Britain's Royal Ballet, and the Martha Graham School.
What was that about meditation? A band that meditates? The Beatles did it. Wundersound uses meditation at rehearsals to release stress and drive creative flow. The result is crystal clear music.
Wundersound invites everyone to watch their video and join the celebration.