KERWAX Museum

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03/16/2020
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€15,634
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KERWAX Museum

<h2><strong>The Audio and Sound Museum</strong></h2> <h3>An experimental place</h3> <ul> <li>Permanent and temporary exhibitions&nbsp;</li> <li>Guided tours</li> <li>Conferences</li> <li>Masterclasses&nbsp;</li> <li>Workshops</li> <li>Live sessions and events</li> <li>Resource and media center</li> </ul> <hr /> <h3><strong>Old Gear New Music:</strong></h3> <h4>When the Studio meets the Museum</h4> <hr /> <p>To launch the Kerwax Museum project, we are cooking something special for you...</p> <p>Following the framework of <strong>Arte </strong>Concert TV &quot;<strong>Live at Kerwax</strong>&quot;, we will invite musicians for an outstanding experience! Create or reinterpret their music using the various instruments available in the museum,&nbsp;with as a constraint, an aesthetic defined in advance: stereo or mono, electric or acoustic recording, 1 microphone for everyone or multi-microphones, raw sound or with effects...</p> <p>100% analog sessions on magnetic tape and/or vinyl (direct to disc) with video capture!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646027/space_4-1580900415.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Our First Ambassadors :</strong></p> <hr /> <p>A project in progress with members of <strong>Portishead, Massive Attack, Get The Blessing &amp; Robert Plant</strong></p> <p>Gather a <strong>superband</strong> for a unique performance, and deliver 20 minutes of pure happiness, in vinyl version, <strong>picture disc Maxi 45T</strong>, on magnetic tape reel to reel and on cassette&nbsp;...&nbsp;</p> <p>(All good cooking takes time, time to organize,&nbsp;write, record, mix and press the records ! That&#39;s why the delivery is scheduled for July.)</p> <p>Your patience will be rewarded ;-)</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>The Origins:</strong></h2> <hr /> <p><strong>KERWAX</strong> is<strong>&nbsp;at </strong>first&nbsp;<strong>Marie and Christophe Chavanon</strong>,&nbsp;passionate about music and sound who spend their energy and time to keep&nbsp; the old analog recording technology alive !</p> <ul> <li>30 years of practical experience of music&nbsp;</li> <li>20 years of recording, more than 300 albums</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645084/KERWAX-1580481565.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>In 2012, we settled down in Loguivy-Plougras, a charming village in Brittanny, France.</p> <p>On a shoestring budget and with some elbow grease, we turned the&nbsp;ancient boarding school into a residential analog recording studio.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>[<strong>KER</strong>]</em> : &quot;the house&quot; in brittany langage</p> <p><em>[<strong>WAX</strong>]</em> : &quot;wax&nbsp;for the vinyl&quot;</p> <p>So, <strong>KERWAX</strong>, the &quot;<strong>house of analog&quot;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645589/vue_aerienne_n_b-1580746359.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>On the way, we have been joined by two genious electronicians, <strong>Ma&euml;l Bellec</strong> and <strong>Olivier Pailler</strong>, together we have conceived, designed and build custom tools for the studio, like&nbsp;our custom 24 channels tube mixing desk !</p> <hr /> <h4><strong>The Recording Studio :</strong></h4> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645086/krwx-regie-p__1_-1580482365.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645085/KERWAX_liveroom-1580481766.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>During the past 8 years, we have produced and recorded many artists, organised several &quot;<strong>live sessions</strong>&quot; for <strong>Arte concert</strong> with&nbsp; Lou Doillon, Rover, Grand Blanc, Last Train or&nbsp;Radio Elvis,&nbsp; welcome pupils, people with disabilities,&nbsp; turned the studio into a film set for &quot;Cosmic Trip&quot;/&quot;Space is the Place&quot; a film by Christophe Conte et Ga&euml;tan Chataigner....</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>SERENDIPITY</strong></h2> <hr /> <p><strong>Jean-Francois Vall&eacute;e, from KEROUAC to KERWAX</strong></p> <p>Actor and witness of the Beat Generation, journalist for ORTF, Rock&amp;Folk, Radio France, Le Monde, Arte&hellip;&nbsp;</p> <p>He moved to the USA in 1959 at the very time of political, social and cultural changes, encountered and worked with Mort Shuman, Miles Davis, Charly Mingus, James Brown, John Lennon, Andy Warhol,&nbsp;Dali, Josephine Baker, John Huston,&nbsp;Robert Michum, Fitzgerald, Alan Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Robert Wyatt,&nbsp;BB king, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Santana,&nbsp;The Clash,&nbsp;Talking Heads, B52, Bad Brains, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Grand Master Flash , Afrika Bambaata, Public Ennemy, Wu-Tang Clan....</p> <p><strong>And as incredible as it seems , Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois was a pupil of&nbsp; our Saint-Joseph boarding school in the 1950&#39;s !</strong> So when he came back from New-York for good&nbsp; in 2018, we decided to collaborate to put his career path into light&nbsp;through Kerwax Museum thanks to the&nbsp; numerous and rare testimonies he has been collecting. Back to the roots !</p> <p><strong>Klaus Blasquiz,&nbsp;from MAGMA to&nbsp;MUSELEC</strong></p> <p>Artist, singer of the band MAGMA, MUSELEC founder, expert speaker, collectioneer, he has been collecting over 400 m3 of audio material over the last decades, at a time when the all-digital was making them obsolete. He founded Muselec, the&nbsp;sound and electricity museum, to save and preserve these historical audio items and is now transmitting the collection to Kerwax Museum.</p> <p><strong>Jo&euml;l S&eacute;v&eacute;n&eacute;ant,</strong></p> <p>Father &amp; sons backline provider since 1956 in Gourin (56), he rents amplifiers, guitares, keyboards to most of the Brittany&#39;s venues. Kerwax Museum is the opportunity to preserve&nbsp;and still use<strong>&nbsp;</strong>legend instruments now too fragile to<strong>&nbsp;</strong>go out onstage.</p> <p><strong>Daniel Oudjehih,</strong></p> <p>Living in Loguivy-Plougras, this music lover but also vinyl collector has started to digitize all of his records to feed Brittany radios. He has been promoting free access to culture for all and has decided, for the development of our village, to bequeath his thousands of vinyl records to the association so that they can be listened to by the greatest number of people.</p> <p><strong>From these incredible encounters was born the idea of the project that we present to you today</strong>, with the active participation of:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Guy Darol, Marianne Gauthier-Destables, Nicolas Fenouillat, Aude Planterose, Eric Berthelier, Antoine Bourgougnon&nbsp;</strong>et<strong> L&eacute;a Auzanneau-Bourgougnon, B&eacute;atrice Riou, Jean-Luc Bernard, Florent Dichampt, Thomas de Fraguier, Ludovic Lanen, Eric Lebrun </strong>et<strong> Vincent Paulic, </strong>and with the support of<strong>&nbsp;Recording The Masters</strong>, the one of the last magnetic tape manufacturer in the world&nbsp; which happens to sit&nbsp;20mn away from Kerwax.</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>The Plan :</strong></h2> <hr /> <ul> <li>Create a <strong>living </strong>and<strong> experimental museum</strong>, between a &ldquo;cabinet de curiosit&eacute;s&rdquo;, a <strong>resource and conference center</strong>&nbsp;around music, inside the <strong>1000 sq. m</strong> free space available in the studio building.</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645599/photo_grenier_GOOD-1580750231.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <ul> <li><strong>Tell </strong>the technological, economical, artistic and cultural <strong>story of music</strong>, from the 19th century on, <strong>through thousands of rare and unusual objects</strong>, documents and testimonies:</li> </ul> <p>Hundreds of guitars and bass.Mixing desks, like the ORTF or Olympia mixers from the Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Brassens era.</p> <p>Hundred of microphones, keyboards, synths, tape recorders including the one used for The Beatles recording session in 1964 at EMI Path&eacute; Marconi Studio.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Original posters.Thousands of vinyls, magazines, user tech manuals.</p> <p>Rare and unheard interviews from John Lennon, Miles Davis, Robert Wyatt, The Clash, and more</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645590/cricri_studer-1580746426.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645753/montage_micro_1-1580817135.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/645616/MONTAGE-1580753029.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Allocation of funds

<p>Allocation of funds</p> <p>This fundraising will enable the repatriation, inventory, restoration, and scenography of this collection.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646232/camembert_EN-1580976571.png" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646014/ORGUE_TRACTEUR-1580897901.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646010/IMG_20191203_164631-1580897346.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Second Step: 80,000 Euros</strong></p> <p>If we manage to exceed the 40,000 target, we will be able to welcome people with disabilities by investing in an outdoor lift and create additional employment.</p> <p><strong>Third Step: 120,000 Euros</strong></p> <p>We will be able to produce the &quot;Sessions d&#39;Exception&quot; by ourselves by investing in a vinyl recorder and video equipment.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646023/lou_doillon-1580900199.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646025/rover-1580900347.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/646028/space_2-1580900432.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <h3><strong>Spread the word and share this project around you !</strong></h3>

Rewards

€5

The Kerwax Museum MUG !

€15

Enamel mug 350ml / 12oz Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: March 2020

The Kerwax Museum T-Shirt !

€25

Available for women and men, 100% grey cotton, black silkscreen print. Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: March 2020

The Kerwax Museum Audio Cassette!

€30

The exclusive recording of the sound performance of our ambassadors in audio cassette version. (non-contractual photo) Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

The Kerwax Museum Book !

€40

The first volume of a series of books on "The Essentials of the Museum”. Guitars, basses, microphones, tape recorders... 104 pages of commented photos Hardback edition (non contractual photo) Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: May 2020

The Kerwax Museum Deluxe Edition Vinyl!

€60

The exclusive recording of the sound performance of our ambassadors Maxi single picture disc version A booklet of photos of the making off, taken in film by the photographer Vincent Paulic. In 30x30 format Your name on the back of the photo booklet (non-contractual photo) Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

The Kerwax Museum "Reel To Real"!

€90

The exclusive recording of the sound performance of our ambassadors recorded on magnetic tape, duplicated directly from the MASTER TAPE A booklet of photos of the making off, taken in film by the photographer Vincent Paulic. In 30x30 format. Your name on the back of the photo booklet Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

The Kerwax Museum Tape Bundle !

€100

Mug T-shirt Book K7 Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

The Kerwax Museum Vinyl Bundle

€130

Mug T-shirt Book Maxi 45T photo booklet 30x30 Your name on the back of the photo booklet Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

The Kerwax Museum “Reel to Real” Bundle!

€160

Mug T-shirt Book Maxi 45T photo booklet 30x30 Your name on the back of the photo booklet Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

The Kerwax Museum Collector Bundle

€200

Mug T-shirt Book Cassette Vinyl Magnetic tape Photo booklet 30x30 Your name on the back of the photo booklet Free delivery for metropolitan France Additional shipping costs apply for the rest of the world

Estimated delivery: July 2020

A NIGHT AT KERWAX MUSEUM

€500

The Kerwax Museum Collector bundle! Mug T-shirt Book K7 Vinyl Magnetic tape Photo booklet 30x30 Your name on the back of the photo booklet + A private preview tour of the museum for 2 people + One night in one of the themed rooms of the artist residency.

Estimated delivery: October 2020

THE KERWAX MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

€1,000

The Kerwax Museum Collector Bundle! Mug T-shirt Livre K7 Vinyl Magnetic tape Photo booklet 30x30 Your name on the back of the photo booklet + One day of 100% analogue recording. 4 tracks STUDER J37 1" and plate master on vinyl play on the museum backline Up to 6 people + One night in the artist residency.

Estimated delivery: October 2020

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