Ben Folds, Damian Kulash, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman to Write and Record Eight Songs in Eight Hours
Musicians Ben Folds, Damian Kulash, Amanda Palmer and author Neil Gaiman are joining forces to write and record eight songs in eight hours. The group will work on the material at Berklee College of Music from 4 p.m. until midnight on April 25, releasing the album’s worth of music 10 hours later during Rethink Music in Boston.
The collaboration will be broadcast live from the recording studio at Rethink-Music.com, and the album will be released via Bandcamp.com. Proceeds from the first week of downloads will be donated to Berklee City Music, an organization that provides free music education to underserved teens. On April 26, the group will give a presentation on the recording project and give a private performance for conference registrants.
“Can the album cycle actually be reduced to a single day?” Damian Kulash said. “If the recording industry is supposed to be a means of connecting musicians to music listeners, well, then, here it is — spontaneous and circular. They send us ideas and a day later we have an album, a show, and some semblance of a documentary. And then the next day (we hope), a big public flameout and a battle over rights and the release of competing slanderous autobiographies.”
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