Damen Liebling, Composer - Double Feature Recording

12% ($756)
April 15th, 2015
Raised $756 of $5,850

About The Artist

Damen Easton Liebling - Composer

Damen Liebling is a composer currently living in Cambridge Massachusetts where he is finishing his masters degree in music composition at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He will have completed his masters by the time recording on this project begins. His first album, Tonic, was recorded in the summer of 2014 and released at the end of that August. That album is available at It can also be purchased on Amazon, CDbaby, and iTunes.

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The first part of this double feature recording project is a jazz-rock-fusion cycle of four songs and one instrumental piece. This cycle is called Awake in Metropolis. It is a look at life in a modern city and in a consumerist culture.

The second part is a three-movement string quartet. This quartet has aspects of post-minimalism, romanticism, modernism, and influence from Indian classical music.



Total Funding Goal:   $5,850

Breakdown of costs

  • $3,000 - Payment to Musicians (Drummer, Bassist, Pianist,Guitarist, Saxophonist, Trumpet player, 2 Violinists, Violist, Cellist)
  • $1,500 - Payment to Engineer
  • $760 - Studio rental 
  • $500 - Mastering
  • $90 - Digital distribution         


Because this crowd funding campaign is presented through BELTA, a non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible. Nevertheless, I am still offering some other rewards for various levels of contribution.

  • For all contributors: You will get a thank you message from me and a thank you announcement on facebook, unless you specifically choose to be anonymous. I will not have live feedback on everyone who has contributed so this will probably be a weekly announcement of all the contributors.  Similarly, my thanks may not get to you until some days after because I will not know.
  • For $5 contributions:  You will also receive a download of one of the two halves of the double feature. It is your choice which one and i will need you to let me know with an email to [email protected].
  • For $10 contributions: You will receive a download of the full double feature (provided I reach funding that can produce the whole thing).
  • For $20 contributions: In addition to the full album, you will receive a digital companion book for Awake in Metropolis. It will include lyrics and extra information about each track.
  • For $50 contributions: In addition to all of the above, you will receive a score of String Quartet No. 1.
  • For $75 contributions: In addition to all of the above, you will also receive the scores for the full collection of Awake in Metropolis.
  • For $100 contributions: In addition to all of the above, you will receive a signed copy of my debut album, Tonic, in the mail. It was released in August of 2014. 
  • For $150 contributions: In addition to all of the above, you will receive a personal thank you note in the mail (along with your signed copy of Tonic).
  • For $200 contributions: In addition to all of the above, you will receive scores for my piano trio (for piano, cello, and violin), titled Precipice, and my saxophone quartet, titled Conquest. These two pieces are, as yet, not professionally recorded.
  • For $300 contributions: In addition to all of the above, your name will be included, as a special thanks, on my website and on the bandcamp page where this digital album is sold.  It will also appear wherever else the album is sold and I have the ability to provide notes for it.
  • For $500 contributions: In addition to all of the above, you may request a cover for me to play. I will make a video of the performance.  It will be a solo piano and voice performance.  If the song is outside my ability on the voice or (more likely) the piano, I will let you know and you can choose another.  This is not likely to be the case for most popular music but it's a possibility.
  • All contributions higher than this will receive these same rewards but, of course, the tax-deductible bonus will continue to increase.

Not comfortable donating online?  We accept donations via check as well.  Please mail donations to BELTÀ, 1712 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 25, Austin, TX 78741.  Be sure to mark "Damen Liebling" in the memo line so that your support can be routed towards this project.