Samuel Andreyev is creating videos about modern and contemporary music
55
patrons
$988
per month
I’m a composer. So far, I’ve written about 30 works that have been performed, recorded and broadcast throughout Europe, North America and Asia. I’m also passionate about communicating the work of modern and contemporary composers to those who would otherwise not encounter it. I teach composition and music analysis, and my goal is to take this sort of discussion out of conservatories and musicology journals, and into a much broader audience by creating YouTube videos discussing modern and contemporary music. The videos allow me not just to deliver a lecture, but also to incorporate sound, images and diagrams into my presentations, effectively allowing me to create short films that are a combination of analysis and historical documentary.

I am obsessed with communicating precisely what makes a piece of music great, and why we should bother to get to know it. It’s not only a matter of quality, or of beauty; great musical works encompass an entire world view. They can embody the highest aspirations of humanity through a medium that is both sensual and abstract. Important works of contemporary music are tools we can use to experience profound meaning, and to have our understanding of the ideas and aesthetics of today vastly broadened and expanded.

Communicating and explaining this incredibly vital art form has become a passion of mine, and I want to devote more of my time to it. The response to my first YouTube video lectures has far exceeded my expectations. This shows me that they are fulfilling a real interest. Regular monthly support would allow me to improve their technical quality, and to devote an adequate amount of time to them. I would aim to create between one and four new videos a month. Thank you for your help.

samuelandreyev.com
Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 35 patrons
Patrons who offer $5 or more per month will receive a free download code for my 2013 CD of songs, The Tubular West.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Patrons who offer $10 or more per month will receive a physical copy of Moving, my Radio France-produced 2015 portrait CD, featuring 7 of my compositions performed by Switzerland's Ensemble Proton Bern. I'll also thank you in the end credits of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Patrons who offer $25 or more per month will receive signed copies of both Moving and The Tubular West. I'll also thank you in the end credits of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
The same as the $25.00 pledge reward, PLUS a signed copy of my book The Relativistic Empire.
Pledge $70 or more per month
$70 or more per month 2 patrons
Pledge $70.00 or more a month and I'll offer you a monthly, personalized one-hour Skype lesson or discussion. I specialize in teaching composition and analysis, but other formats are possible as well. OR you can forego this and instead receive signed copies of my CDs The Tubular West and Moving, and my book The Relativistic Empire. You'll also receive a mention in the end credit of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 3 patrons
Patrons who offer $100 or more per month will receive signed copies of Moving, The Tubular West, and The Relativistic Empire, AND a monthly Skype lesson/discussion if desired. You'll also receive a mention in the end credits of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Goals
$988 of $1,000 per month
$1000 a month would allow me to free up enough time to produce two or more videos per month on an ongoing basis, invest in better equipment and software, and have occasional guests on my videos to demonstrate contemporary instrumental techniques.
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I’m a composer. So far, I’ve written about 30 works that have been performed, recorded and broadcast throughout Europe, North America and Asia. I’m also passionate about communicating the work of modern and contemporary composers to those who would otherwise not encounter it. I teach composition and music analysis, and my goal is to take this sort of discussion out of conservatories and musicology journals, and into a much broader audience by creating YouTube videos discussing modern and contemporary music. The videos allow me not just to deliver a lecture, but also to incorporate sound, images and diagrams into my presentations, effectively allowing me to create short films that are a combination of analysis and historical documentary.

I am obsessed with communicating precisely what makes a piece of music great, and why we should bother to get to know it. It’s not only a matter of quality, or of beauty; great musical works encompass an entire world view. They can embody the highest aspirations of humanity through a medium that is both sensual and abstract. Important works of contemporary music are tools we can use to experience profound meaning, and to have our understanding of the ideas and aesthetics of today vastly broadened and expanded.

Communicating and explaining this incredibly vital art form has become a passion of mine, and I want to devote more of my time to it. The response to my first YouTube video lectures has far exceeded my expectations. This shows me that they are fulfilling a real interest. Regular monthly support would allow me to improve their technical quality, and to devote an adequate amount of time to them. I would aim to create between one and four new videos a month. Thank you for your help.

samuelandreyev.com

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Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 35 patrons
Patrons who offer $5 or more per month will receive a free download code for my 2013 CD of songs, The Tubular West.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Patrons who offer $10 or more per month will receive a physical copy of Moving, my Radio France-produced 2015 portrait CD, featuring 7 of my compositions performed by Switzerland's Ensemble Proton Bern. I'll also thank you in the end credits of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Patrons who offer $25 or more per month will receive signed copies of both Moving and The Tubular West. I'll also thank you in the end credits of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
The same as the $25.00 pledge reward, PLUS a signed copy of my book The Relativistic Empire.
Pledge $70 or more per month
$70 or more per month 2 patrons
Pledge $70.00 or more a month and I'll offer you a monthly, personalized one-hour Skype lesson or discussion. I specialize in teaching composition and analysis, but other formats are possible as well. OR you can forego this and instead receive signed copies of my CDs The Tubular West and Moving, and my book The Relativistic Empire. You'll also receive a mention in the end credit of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 3 patrons
Patrons who offer $100 or more per month will receive signed copies of Moving, The Tubular West, and The Relativistic Empire, AND a monthly Skype lesson/discussion if desired. You'll also receive a mention in the end credits of my videos, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.