Fall Risk

is creating Music

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per music video or song
Fall Risk is the music project of songwriter Matthew Wayne Selznick. Let's stop talking about myself in the third person, all right?

I write, record, and perform music, often acoustic, raw, and lo-fi, under the name Fall Risk... but ideally, Fall Risk isn't just me!

Fall Risk is an open invitation to the other musicians I know, both locally in Southern California and all over the world, to add their creative inspiration to the songs I write, so that the end result might come closer to the version I hear in my head... or better yet, something greater than I could have imagined.

How Can You Help?
Your pledge of at least a dollar for every Fall Risk Bookcase Session I release (see below) is an ongoing vote of confidence for the Fall Risk project and my music, and that matters a great deal to me... and practically speaking, your pledge makes it possible for me to quite literally afford to spend more time making music.

It's important to note that you should not feel obligated to become a patron. The Bookcase Sessions videos will always be available to watch for free on YouTube, and of course you can always simply purchases songs and albums as they're released, if you like.

If you'd like to provide ongoing encouragement and support not just for each song, but for the time and energy and work that goes into writing, practicing, recording, producing, and all the other aspects of music creation... then you should become a patron.

Here are some of the things your patronage directly supports:

The Bookcase Sessions
The first thing I do when I write a new song for Fall Risk is to record a Bookcase Sessions video and post it on YouTube.

The Bookcase Sessions videos are live recordings of purely acoustic performances (acoustic guitar and vocals) usually done in front of... you guessed it... a bookcase. You can view the Bookcase Sessions as a YouTube playlist.

Song Sketches
Often, I'll also record song sketches, or demo versions, of new Fall Risk songs. These multi-track recordings are meant to be "scratch" versions to be built up by other musicians and myself over time, until they are eventually ready for prime time.  Some songs will merit a "full band" arrangement. Others might just need... a little something. The song sketch is how it all begins.

New song sketches are posted to the Fall Risk page on Soundcloud.

Live
In 2016, it's my intention to bring the songs of Fall Risk to live audiences in Southern California as often as possible. Logistics being what they are, most of those gigs will be just me and my guitar... but special guests will be welcome!

Check out the pledge rewards for a way you can enjoy a monthly virtual Fall Risk concert, too!

Thanks For Your Support!


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per music video or song
Your patronage at this level gets you access to the patrons-only feed here on Patreon, where you never know what might turn up!
Pledge $3 or more per music video or song
See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else.

PLUS:
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $5 or more per music video or song
MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!

PLUS:
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $10 or more per music video or song
A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!

PLUS:
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $25 or more per music video or song
Access to a monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert via Google Hangouts! We'll do our best to coordinate a time that works best for all eligible patrons.

PLUS:
  • A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $50 or more per music video or song
Audio (MP3, OGG, FLAC) files of the songs performed during the monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert!

PLUS:
  • Access to a monthly twenty minute (minimum) acoustic mini-concert via Google Hangouts!
  • A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $75 or more per music video or song
Video (MP4) file of the monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert!

PLUS:
  • Audio (MP3, OGG, FLAC) files of the songs performed during the monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert!
  • Access to a monthly twenty minute (minimum) acoustic mini-concert via Google Hangouts!
  • A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Fall Risk is the music project of songwriter Matthew Wayne Selznick. Let's stop talking about myself in the third person, all right?

I write, record, and perform music, often acoustic, raw, and lo-fi, under the name Fall Risk... but ideally, Fall Risk isn't just me!

Fall Risk is an open invitation to the other musicians I know, both locally in Southern California and all over the world, to add their creative inspiration to the songs I write, so that the end result might come closer to the version I hear in my head... or better yet, something greater than I could have imagined.

How Can You Help?
Your pledge of at least a dollar for every Fall Risk Bookcase Session I release (see below) is an ongoing vote of confidence for the Fall Risk project and my music, and that matters a great deal to me... and practically speaking, your pledge makes it possible for me to quite literally afford to spend more time making music.

It's important to note that you should not feel obligated to become a patron. The Bookcase Sessions videos will always be available to watch for free on YouTube, and of course you can always simply purchases songs and albums as they're released, if you like.

If you'd like to provide ongoing encouragement and support not just for each song, but for the time and energy and work that goes into writing, practicing, recording, producing, and all the other aspects of music creation... then you should become a patron.

Here are some of the things your patronage directly supports:

The Bookcase Sessions
The first thing I do when I write a new song for Fall Risk is to record a Bookcase Sessions video and post it on YouTube.

The Bookcase Sessions videos are live recordings of purely acoustic performances (acoustic guitar and vocals) usually done in front of... you guessed it... a bookcase. You can view the Bookcase Sessions as a YouTube playlist.

Song Sketches
Often, I'll also record song sketches, or demo versions, of new Fall Risk songs. These multi-track recordings are meant to be "scratch" versions to be built up by other musicians and myself over time, until they are eventually ready for prime time.  Some songs will merit a "full band" arrangement. Others might just need... a little something. The song sketch is how it all begins.

New song sketches are posted to the Fall Risk page on Soundcloud.

Live
In 2016, it's my intention to bring the songs of Fall Risk to live audiences in Southern California as often as possible. Logistics being what they are, most of those gigs will be just me and my guitar... but special guests will be welcome!

Check out the pledge rewards for a way you can enjoy a monthly virtual Fall Risk concert, too!

Thanks For Your Support!


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per music video or song
Your patronage at this level gets you access to the patrons-only feed here on Patreon, where you never know what might turn up!
Pledge $3 or more per music video or song
See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else.

PLUS:
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $5 or more per music video or song
MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!

PLUS:
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $10 or more per music video or song
A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!

PLUS:
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $25 or more per music video or song
Access to a monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert via Google Hangouts! We'll do our best to coordinate a time that works best for all eligible patrons.

PLUS:
  • A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $50 or more per music video or song
Audio (MP3, OGG, FLAC) files of the songs performed during the monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert!

PLUS:
  • Access to a monthly twenty minute (minimum) acoustic mini-concert via Google Hangouts!
  • A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed
Pledge $75 or more per music video or song
Video (MP4) file of the monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert!

PLUS:
  • Audio (MP3, OGG, FLAC) files of the songs performed during the monthly twenty minute (minimum!) acoustic mini-concert!
  • Access to a monthly twenty minute (minimum) acoustic mini-concert via Google Hangouts!
  • A bonus audio file every month: this could be an unreleased demo, a work in progress, a song fragment... you'll never know until you get it!
  • MP3, OGG, and lossless FLAC versions of each new Bookcase Sessions video of new Fall Risk songs (includes a printable lyrics sheet so you can sing along)!
  • See Bookcase Sessions videos of new Fall Risk songs before anyone else
  • Exclusive access to the patrons-only feed