Australian TwoSet Violin funsters Brett Yang and Eddy Chen have today announced the upcoming launch of a new crowdsourced kickstarter campaign - to fund a world tour of live TwoSet Violin shows.
“In order for classical music to continue to drive in the future, we need to make it more accessible, fun and relevant …” Brett and Eddy have said.
“The shows we’ve done in Australia have attracted a very large portion of young audiences … as well as people who have never been to a classical concert before … classical music can be relevant and people do care … “ the fun-loving friends have said.
The initial goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000 Australian dollars - to facilitate live performances in 10 international cities, including London, New York, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Tokyo.
“We’ve all known for a long enough that the arts are underfunded … but we don’t want to just complain about it … we want to do something … we want to become the very first classical music crowdfunded international world tour …” they have said.
As commitment to the cause, the insistent duo have indicated they will be playing a ‘busking marathon’ in the Sydney Pitt Street Mall from the commencement of the campaign, on March 25th, non-stop day and night until the $50,000 online target is reached.
“We are going to busk and perform as street musicians non-stop until we hit our funding goal … this means we are going to be sleeping in the same spot … because we want to make this happen! …” Brett has said.
“We’ve been advised by a renowned physical therapist that playing more than 4 hours in one day we are risking our own health …. but that won’t stop us …” Eddy has said.
“Our cases will be closed … we don’t want your loose change … we want you to join us and make a change!”
The duo have also indicated that for every $10,000 above the initial goal, they pledge to add another two cities to the touring cavalcade.
The funding campaign will commence at 10am (Sydney time) on March 25th.
If you can help, please visit: www.twosetviolin.com/kickstarter