Hi! We are the composer David del Puerto and the guitarist Jeremy Bass. Our goal is to release a world-premiere recording of three guitar sonatas, composed by David and performed by Jeremy.
The release will be on Orpheus Classical in digital format, as well as on CD with liner notes by Jeremy, and photos by Elena Castro.
Composed between 2015 and 2016, these works are exceptionally well-crafted, and highly listenable.
We made the recording in Legacy Hall, in August, 2018. Legacy hall (Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University) is among the most renowned concert halls in the United States.
Dr. Matthew McCabe (professor of audio technology, CSU) was the sound engineer, and Dr. Robert Sharpe (Cleveland Institute of Music/Yale School of Music) was the session producer.
How to contribute
In order to contribute to our campaign, you can select one or more of these items:
€10: digital download
€15: CD to be received in person
€20: digital download of recording + all of the sheet music for the recording
€25: CD + sheet music download
€40: CD + sheet music, printed and signed by Jeremy and David
€75: 5 CDs
€100: 5 CDs + 1 copy of sheet music, printed and signed by Jeremy and David
€500: concert by Jeremy (Spain or US)
€700: lecture-recital by Jeremy and David (Spain only)
*If you want us to mail your gift, be sure to select the option with the proper type of shipping included.
**If you choose one of these options, you will be responsible for travel expenses, to be agreed upon beforehand amongst Jeremy, David, and you.
If you want to donate money without selecting a reward, or an amount that does not correspond to the list provided, please send us an email.
The composer David del Puerto (Madrid, 1964) counts in his catalogue over 160 works, including 3
operas, 5 symphonies, and an abundance of solo, concertante, and chamber music for guitar. He has
received the Amsterdam’s Gaudeamus Prize (1993), the Ojo crítico prize of the Spanish National Radio
(1993), and the National Music Prize of Spain (2005).
Classical guitarist Jeremy Bass (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1983) is an avid proponent of contemporary
chamber music, and a frequent explorer of the rich historical literature for plucked strings. He holds a
Master’s of Music from Columbus State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of
Kentucky. He has been the recipient of a Fulbright grant (Madrid, 2018-2019).
How are we spending your money?
graphic design, manufacturing, and distribution of the recording
paying the audio engineer and the session producer
taxes and other project-related expenses
The CD will be manufactured and distributed in 6-10 weeks, according to Orpheus Classical.
During the month following the completion of the campaign, we will send out download links. We will begin to send the CDs when we receive them from Orpheus.