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“Amor i ràbia”, Emília Rovira Alegre’s new album

After many years of creative work the time has come for me to record my first album as a singer-songwriter. Would you like to help me?

Emília Rovira Alegre

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Amor i ràbia (Love and Rage) is an album inspired by the people and things that I love. However, it is also my own way to express my rage towards the injustices that occur in the world and in my own country, Catalonia. The album will have 10 songs, some of which will have my own lyrics and music, and others will have lyrics written by my father, the poet Pere Rovira. During the upcoming months I will work intensely with arranger and producer Jose Ramon Madrid and with several other top musicians to record an album where hopefully each song will shine with its own light. Would you like to join me on this adventure?

How will Amor i ràbia sound?

I am trying to create a timeless and classic sound for the album. I have been inspired by the work of some of the greatest singer-songwriters, such as Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits or Maria del Mar Bonet.

On March 8 (Women’s Day) I released the music video of the first single of the album. The song Rei de l’Inframon (King of the Underworld) condemns male sexual violence towards women. Here’s the music video:

Last Christmas I also released on social media an acoustic version of Nadala, a Christmas song dedicated to the Catalan political prisoners. Nadala will also be one of the songs included in the album.

Who are we?

Emília Rovira Alegre

Photo Llorenç Melgosa
Photo Llorenç Melgosa

I consider art a tool for the transformation of consciousness. It is always necessary that artists take sides. Art does not exist outside the world, it belongs to it. I cannot make music without taking into account the three big issues that concern me as a citizen: the refugee crisis, the male violence towards women and Catalan politics. I know that taking clear sides might imply that some people disagree or feel upset, but I have to be honest with myself and I believe that art should be sincere. It is what emerges from you, and you cannot cheat. I cannot suppress a part of myself in order to please a broader audience, although I do not judge those who do not think the same. Excerpt from an interview with Segre newspaper 23/10/2019

Singer, pianist, composer and poet from Lleida (Catalonia). I have released two albums where I set music to Catalan poetry: Contra la mort - Against Death (Quadrant Records, 2017) and Com la veu de l'aigua. EnVers canta Màrius Torres (Quadrant Records, 2010). My first poetry book Oslo (Viena Edicions, 2016) won the Ciutat d’Olot Poetry Award 2015. I have also collaborated on the soundtrack of two major video games: Lords of the Fallen (2014, nominated for the Hollywood music in Media Awards) and Expedition: Vikings (2017). I have performed my music in several countries and I have worked and lived in Scotland and Norway. I am also the founder and manager of Oslo International Piano Studio. emiliaroviraalegre.com

Jose R. Madrid Alonso

Jose R. Madrid Alonso, music producer
Jose R. Madrid Alonso, music producer

Guitarist, arranger and producer born in Lleida. I have an open-minded conception of music and I let others label what I do (and I like to make it difficult for them!). I have been formally trained as a classical guitarist (ESMUC) but I also play bass guitar and I am deeply influenced by flamenco, jazz, gospel, salsa, traditional music, film music, etc. As a guitarist I have participated in national and international projects, both as a live musician and as a studio musician. During the last 10 years I have been working on projects as a composer, music producer and arranger. I have toured the world for 5 years with the international show Burn the Floor (EUA, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, China, Caribbean, etc). During the last 2 years I have also been the musical director of the UK and Japan tour.

Josep Maria Bossa

Sound engineer. I am the owner of Bossa Records, a music studio based in Lleida. I have been recording, mixing and mastering albums for more than 25 years and I have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

How will I spend your contribution?

Your contributions will cover some of the production costs of the album:

Arrangements
Studio musicians
Recording: Studio rental and sound technician
Editing and mixing
Professional mastering
Design of booklet
Physical album production

The overall costs of the album production (self-funded!) are 5000 euros, so it would be wonderful to collect more than 2500 euros in this crowdfunding campaign.

About the rewards:

Christmas is approaching and you could give some of the rewards to your loved ones. The patrons who buy rewards as gifts for someone else will find downloadable vouchers on my own website.

The rewards will be handed out at the album presentation concert. The patrons unable to attend the concert will receive the rewards by mail. Please, buy international shipping reward if you live outside Catalonia.

Schedule:

27 November 2019 - 5 January 2020: Verkami crowdfunding campaign.
November, December, January: Arrangements.
February: Recording and editing.
March: Mixing and mastering. Manufacturing of the physical album.
After April 2020: Presentation concert and handing over the rewards to the patrons.

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  • Núria Albesa

    Núria Albesa

    3 days

    Molta sort i endavant, Emília. Carles i Núria

  • Julián

    Julián

    3 days

    Amor i ràbia: ben trobat!

  • Carlafboix

    Carlafboix

    4 days

    Ja casi estàs! Endavant bonica!!

  • pererovira

    pererovira

    4 days

    Felicitats i moltíssima sort! Ja esperem el disc amb ganes!

  • Toni López Valverde

    L'Antoine LV

    4 days

    Molta sort en aquest nou projecte! i recorda que algun dia vull gravar-te!

  • Annabel Encontra Pons

    Annabel Encontra Pons

    5 days

    Sort Emilia

  • Josep M. Oroval

    Josep M. Oroval

    7 days

    Estimada Emília, m'ha agradat molt la cançó "Rei de l'Inframon". Desitjo que aconsegueixis el teu objectiu amb la campanya de micromecenatge i que tinguis molt èxit en el teu primer disc com a cantautora solista

  • XENIAOL

    XENIAOL

    8 days

    Per tú. Desitjo que el teu somni es faci realitat.

  • Eva

    Eva

    8 days

    Som-hi, bonica!! a per totes!

  • Pijoaparte

    Pijoaparte

    9 days

    Querida Emília, enhorabuena y suerte. Besos de Mario, Isa y Ramón.

#01 / Vals descarregables per a regal!

Estimats mecenes,

En primer lloc: moltíssimes gràcies! Avui hem superat els 1000 euros, i només portem 5 dies de campanya! Us estic molt molt agraïda i us escriuré individualment durant els propers dies. Gràcies per la vostra generositat.

Exemple val Nadal
Exemple val Nadal

També us volia comentar que he creat uns vals per si enguany us ve de gust fer un regal especial per a l'amic invisible, Nadal, Reis, etc. Podeu fer mecenes a qualsevol dels vostres amics o familiars i imprimir els targetons que he dissenyat per a l'ocasió.

Si compreu recompeses per a regal, no cal que signeu amb el nom de la persona a qui regalareu la recompensa, podeu simplement signar amb el vostre nom. Quan acabi la campanya jo em posaré en contacte amb tots vosaltres i llavors em podreu dir els noms de les persones a qui heu fet els regals (així podré signar els CDs a nom seu, enviar-los les entrades del concert, etc).

Exemple val Nadal 2
Exemple val Nadal 2

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8€
1 backer
AFFINITY

Early download.
Thank you words on the website.

8€
1 backer
International shipping

If you want me to send you your rewards outside Catalonia you should buy this as well. If you buy more than one CD, please buy one "International shipping" reward only. I will discuss all shipping costs individually with you later.

15€
13 backers
AFFECTION

Signed CD.
Early download.
Thank you words on the website.

25€
8 backers
FRIENDSHIP

Signed CD.
One ticket for the presentation concert in Lleida.
Early download.
Thank you words on the website and booklet (optional).

35€
5 backers
DOUBLE FRIENDSHIP

2 Signed CDs.
2 tickets for the presentation concert.
Early download.
Thank you words on the website and booklet (optional).

40€
3 backers
GIVE LOVE

5 Signed CDs.
Early download.
Thank you words on the website and booklet (optional).

45€
7 left (of 10)
FOR LOVE

Pack double friendship.
Personalised video where I sing your favourite song of the album and I dedicate it to whoever you want.

60€
6 left (of 10)
LET'S PLAY!

2 Signed CDs.
A private lesson/session with me where I will help you develop your musical abilities (composition, piano, singing, you name it!). The session will take place in Lleida, Barcelona, Oslo or Skype.

250€
9 left (of 10)
LOVE AT HOME

Solo concert in a private home, terrace or private garden (max 30 people). (Transport, accommodation and food provided by patron.)
5 signed CDs.
Early download.
Thank you words on the website and booklet (optional).

400€
10 left (of 10)
ACOUSTIC LOVE

Solo concert for entities, festivals and companies. (Sound system provided by patron. Transport, accommodation and food provided by patron.)

80€
4 patrons (sold out)
POETRY

Pack double friendship.
Handwritten copy of any of Pere Rovira’s poems. Handmade and signed by the author.

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