I will briefly get on here to inform everybody of a new CD in the making. Simon Dobson, winner of a British Composer Award (BASCA) in December last year for his work "A Symphony of Colors", is currently in the process of getting funding for his new project "Euneirophrenia". This is a crowdfunding project where everybody can contribute from £1 and upwards. The project can be found here: http://www.sponsume.com/project/euneirophrenia Some words from the composer regarding the project: Euneirophrenia. (U-'nE-rO-"fren-E-a) "the peaceful state of mind following a good dream" As a brass and wind composer I've always tried to push boundaries. I feel very strongly that the way the wider audience feels and listens to brass music is key to the ongoing development and growth of the genre. Without excitment and innovation any type of music will struggle to maintain a positive outlook and the record that I want to cut is our chance to collectively do something positive for a movement that needs change and cross pollination to push it forward. I want to make my first solo record a work that challenges the possible perceptions that the brass band and wind band scene can be archaic and exclusive. I'd love to be able to make a record that changes the way people think and feel about classical brass composition and perhaps show them a side of the playing and soundworld they might not have encountered before. Please log on to http://www.sponsume.com/project/euneirophrenia for further details. A quick note on some details regarding crowdfunding and payment: The payment is administered through Paypal, although the transaction as such is a regular online debit or credit card deduction. Please note that if you receive an error message that states that your country is not enabled to receive payments, your PayPal account may be located in a country that PayPal is unable to receive funds with. For a complete list of country-specific PayPal restrictions, see: www.paypal.com/worldwide Sponsume market their services as following: We are a crowdfunding platform where creative people sell perks and rewards to fans in order to fund their project. Fans make their favourite project happen by buying its rewards. Meaning in this particular instance that if you contribute say £10 you get a free download of the finished record. £15 gives you a free copy of the cd, signed and sent as soon as production and printing is finished.