WHAT IS THIS?
We Jazz 2013 Documentary Package
WHAT DO YOU GET?
A We Jazz 2013 documentary film by director Petri Luukkainen (DVD), We Jazz Loft Sessions in 3D audio CD, a print magazine of approximately 100 pages with photography by Miikka Pirinen and Maarit Kytöharju, an exclusive We Jazz 2014 preview poster. All of the material is to be released only with this package.
1) We are stunned by the quality of the material available from We Jazz 2013 2) we think it’s important to document what happens in the scene now, not only for present audiences but also for later generations of music enthusiasts 3) we have received some encouraging comments regarding the possible release, and wish to follow up on that with our audience.
HOW WILL WE USE THE MONEY?
The budget for this project consists of, for example, printing costs, postage and copyright costs plus the fees for the editing of the film and the audio, editing the print magazine and photographers’ fees, in other words making it possible for the doers to do. Our minimum goal will make the project possible with reduced budget and all potential profit from the project will go directly into funding future We Jazz projects.
WHAT WAS WE JAZZ 2013?
The Helsinki-based creative office We Jazz launched a new week-long jazz event, an installation or utopia of sorts, on December 9–14 2013. The program featured top Finnish and international jazz acts, and also conceptually challenged the traditional limits of live music performance.
We had tons of fun and wanted to also document what happens, bringing together film, photography and audio recordings. This, we feel is important in order to preserve a lasting document of what really happened during this time and how jazz in Helsinki sounded like in 2013. This all is equally meant for those who were there and those who couldn’t be there.
WHO ARE THE DOCUMENTARISTS?
We Jazz 2013 was documented by some of our favorite professionals in their respective fields. The We Jazz 2013 film was shot and will be directed by filmmaker Petri Luukkainen of My Stuff fame, and produced by Unifilm Ltd, who share the Helsinki office with We Jazz. The concert audio was recorded and will be mixed by Abdissa Assefa, who has been a vital part of the recording team of the recent Timo Lassy releases, the behind the scenes photographs were taken by Miikka Pirinen and Maarit Kytöharju.
We are lucky to call all these very talented people our friends. This project to raise funds for the release, then, is not only that but also our celebration of the work of all people involved in making We Jazz 2013 happen.
The We Jazz 2013 documentary package includes a DVD, a CD, a print magazine and the We Jazz 2014 preview poster. All of these products will only be produced if the crowd funding initiative is successful. All of the material exists presently in a raw form, from which it will be edited to be published pending the success of the crowd funding.
The We Jazz 2013 documentary film by Petri Luukkainen features both the artists and the audience and includes interviews with many of the event’s makers. The We Jazz Loft Sessions in 3D performance took place at Kuudes linja on December 10 and included improvised future jazz by the trio of Teppo Mäkynen, Aki Rissanen and Abdissa Assefa. Thus far, the music was heard only there and then. The unreleased photography by Miikka Pirinen and Maarit Kytöharju present the mood behind the scenes in their intimate beauty. The We Jazz 2014 preview poster released only here will evoke feelings from the upcoming event.
The We Jazz 2013 documentary package can be ordered to be shipped internationally, to be shipped within Finland, ot to be picked up at a Helsinki location to be announced upon it’s completion. There is also a low-cost digital download option available including a unique code for downloading the film + audio content. The package will be delivered in September 2014.
The makers of We Jazz 2013 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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