The Thompson Fields
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About This Project:
Welcome to The Thompson Fields Project, where we’ll be recording various new works, four of which were commissioned directly by ArtistShare participants. The pieces range from being descriptive of the open landscape of my home in southwest Minnesota, to being inspired by the first time I heard a samba school rehearse in Rio. There’s a piece inspired by the Birds of Paradise Project from Cornell University, and we’re recording A Potter’s Song, written in memory our beloved Laurie Frink, the dearest of friends who we were lucky to make music with for over twenty years. There’s a lot more, and we’ll go into great detail as we document this project over the course of months.

As the project develops, we will be keeping you, the participant, involved through videos, audio clips, photos, downloads and more. I hope you’ll find it fun, interesting and exciting as I take you on the path of making this record. Each project is unique as there are always unexpected surprises. I’m sure this time will be no different. Please join us as this project unfolds and takes on a life of its own.

This album includes pieces generously commissioned through ArtistShare from the following projects:

The ArtistShare Commission Project (2009) - The Thompson Fields
Commissioned by Christophe Asselineau

Spring 2010 ArtistShare Commission Project - Lembrança
Commissioned by: Bill & Carol Bloemer, Justin Freed, Paul James, and Little Johnny Koerber

Spring 2012 ArtistShare Commission Project - Arbiters of Evolution and Home
Commissioned by: Bill & Carol Bloemer, Justin Freed, Paul James, and John Koerber

Project highlights:
  • Get credit listing on the The Thompson Fields CD for helping make this recording possible
  • Credit Listing on a commemorative marker we're creating at Willow Lake Farm near Maria's hometown in Minnesota
  • Invitation to a recording/mixing/mastering session
  • Coffee table book, The Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds, which inspired the piece Arbiters of Evolution
  • See sketches of Maria's new compositions and hear clips from rehearsal to the final recording session
  • Receive a LTD Edition The Thompson Fields CD

$14.95
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  • The Thompson Fields recording via download (320 kbps MP3 delivery date 04/21/2015)
  • The complete ArtistShare® Experience – exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the creative process behind making this recording
  • Downloadable project cover art
  • Extra downloadable tracks
 

$19.95
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  • The Thompson Fields ArtistShare® Project CD via mail, shipping date 04/21/2015 
  • The complete ArtistShare® Experience – exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • Extra downloadable tracks
 

$85.00
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  • Download of The Thompson Fields record (320 kbps MP3 delivery date 04/21/2015)
  • Download of the entire record mixed without solos, so you can play along
  • Downloadable PDF solo parts (with solo chord changes in C, Bb, Eb and F)
  • Bonus extra-download tracks (titles to be announced)
  • Streamed interviews with the soloists about their approach to playing the music
  • The complete ArtistShare® Experience – exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • Downloadable project cover art
 

$250.00
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  • Credit Listing as a Friends of Maria Participant on the back of a LTD Edition The Thompson Fields T-Shirt
  • A signed CD of The Thompson Fields to be shipped 04/21/2015
  • Bonus extra-download tracks (titles to be announced)
  • The complete ArtistShare® Experience – exclusive behind-the-scenes access
 

$1,000.00
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  • Prominent ArtistShare® Bronze Participant credit listing on The Thompson Fields recording
  • A signed CD of The Thompson Fields to be shipped 04/21/2015
  • Credit listing on The Thompson Fields commemorative marker we’re creating at Willow Lake Farm near Maria’s hometown in Minnesota 
  • Credit listing as a Bronze Participant on the back of a LTD Edition The Thompson Fields T-Shirt 
  • VIP Backstage access to performances (when possible, one year) 
  • Bonus extra-download tracks (titles to be announced)
  • The Complete ArtistShare® Experience – exclusive behind-the-scenes access
 

$5,000.00
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  • Prominent ArtistShare® Silver Participant credit listing on The Thompson Fields recording
  • A signed CD of The Thompson Fields to be shipped April 21, 2015
  •  Credit listing on The Thompson Fields commemorative marker we’re creating at Willow Lake Farm near Maria’s hometown in Minnesota
  • Receive an original signed sketch of a piece from The Thompson Fields
  • Credit listing as a Silver Participant on the back of a LTD Edition The Thompson Fields T-Shirt
  • VIP backstage access to performances(when possible, one year)
  • Phone call project update from Maria
  • Coffee table book, The Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds, which inspired the piece Arbiters of Evolution
  • Includes all content, services, and privileges of the ArtistShare® Bronze Participant
 

$20,000.00
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  • Prominent Executive Producer credit listing on The Thompson Fields recording
  • Attend a recording session (8/27-8/30/2014)
  • Attend mixing/mastering session (Oct - Nov 2014)
  • A signed CD of The Thompson Fields to be shipped April 21, 2015
  • Credit listing on The Thompson Fields commemorative marker we’re creating at Willow Lake Farm near Maria’s hometown in Minnesota
  • Receive an original signed sketch of a piece from The Thompson Fields
  • Credit listing as Executive Producer on the back of a LTD Edition The Thompson Fields T-Shirt
  • Coffee table book, The Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds, which inspired the piece Arbiters of Evolution
  • Includes all content, services and privileges of the ArtistShare® Gold Participant