Le Chant du Hibou (album)

Le Chant du Hibou is not only my first album, but a direct access into my poetic and humoristic northern world.

Project visual Le Chant du Hibou (album)
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08/28/2017
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$CAD3,875
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Le Chant du Hibou (album)

UPDATE 22-Aug-2017

6 days remaining to my crowdfunding !!! Want to know more about what inspired my writing on the album? Visit the wall tent that I was living in last fall which inspired my song "Y Fait Frette" (it's cold as hell!) :)

UPDATE 04-AUG-2017

The studio recording continues!! Today, Marc Tannahill was in the studio to record the banjo and guitar on some of the songs - he did an amazing job!!! Thanks Marc!! Here is a little video of our work on "La Boîte Vocale" :)

UPDATE 26-JUL-2017

My campaign has reached 106%!! Thanks so much!! I encourage people to keep pre-ordering the album - there is still 33 days left to the campaign - even if the objective has been achieved - every dollar will go towards the project. The recording has started, and we already have a few more expenses than expected for some of the songs, so any additionnal contribution will be helpful for me to complete my project! Thanks a lot! 

Here's a little video of a song that will be on the album "The Sled Dog Lament" co-written with my partner Nansen Murray :)

My name is Sophie Villeneuve. Born in La Tuque (Quebec), I am an emerging folk singer/songwriter who lives in Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada) since 2013.

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Watch my video of my original song Where You Belong to get a taste of my music :) This song has already been recorded in studio through funding from Yukon Governement that I got for a demo in 2016 and is available on my EP on iTunes.

This year, I started recording my first album, Le Chant du Hibou (translation: The Singing of the Owl), a journey through my Northern adventures. A few songs (The Sled Dog Lament, Y Fait Frette, Il est Temps de Partir, La Fin d'une Chose) took their inspiration from my last winter spent in a little cabin out in the bush in the Yukon where I was dog sledding. Every night, I could hear the owl singing before going to sleep, and this inspired me the title of the album, Le Chant du Hibou (translation: The Singing of the Owl).

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The album will include ten original songs, some in French and some in English. Three songs have already been recorded last fall, and I will record seven new songs.

The project will be recorded in Green Needle Records studios (Jim Holland) in Whitehorse, Yukon. I will sollicitate the participation of numerous Yukon professional musicians like Brigitte Desjardins (drum), Olivier de Colombel (clarinet, saxophone), Marc Tannahill (banjo), Paul Bergman (bass), Jim Holland (guitar) and Renald Jauvin (accordion). I will also borrow Emeraude Dallaire-Robert's graphic designer skills for my CD sleeve, because even though I'm good at putting an owl into music, I am actually pretty bad at drawing one...!

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I want the album to bring a fresh wind from the North, but at the same time warming people's hearts. Because that's what we do in the North: when it's cold, we cuddle. This way, it keeps us connected.

It will remain a folk, very acoustic vibe. Some up beat happy songs that will make you laugh, but also some that may leave you sad and make you want to curl in a ball or nest with a little fleece blanket (love fleece blankets..). Because that's how life is, right? Some good days, some bad ones, and hopefully more good than bad ones :)

Talking aboug songs that will make you laugh, here's one that will be recorded on the album, La Boîte Vocale. It relates the story of somebody who gets her date cancelled in her voicemail, and loses her mind. Imagine adding to the two guitars a stand up bass, a drum and a clarinet...!

When can we expect my northern universe to open its doors? Well, I would really like to say January 2018. This is conditional to the success of this campaign. I have had much fun at making a creative rewards list for you guys, so you can get interested things in return for your financial contribution. This way, we both win :)

Any support counts - whether it is by buying a reward or by sharing my campaign on social media or sending it to a friend.

Many thanks, and big hugs from the Yukon!!

XOXOX

Sophie

Allocation of funds

In 2016, my artistic career started developing very quickly after winning the francophone music competitions Pacifique en Chanson in Vancouver, and the Western finale Chant'Ouest in Regina. This leads me directly to participate to the prestigious Granby International Music Competition in Quebec in August 2017. This in itself will be a huge help to increase my visibility, especially in the Eastern part of Canada. Dsl160611-1249nb_web-1498744235

(Pacifique en Chanson 2016, Photo credits: Stéphanie Lamy)

Since my participation in Pacifique en Chanson and Chant'Ouest, the demand has been increasing steadily for shows and participation in other artistic projects. For example, I was selected to take part of the CBC TV show "Prise de Son" that was broadcasted on the CBC French TV channel recently. I was also invited to take part of different events, not only locally (Constellation Francophone, Whitehorse, Yukon - June 24th) but also nationally (Grandes Fetes Telus, Rimouski, QC - July 15th, Victoria Folk Evenings, Victoria, BC, August 1st 2017, Jeudi Cabaret, La Tuque, QC - February 8th 2018).

The next step to continue growing my career appears very obvious at this stage: release a full-length album to continue increasing my visibility through touring. Having good quality recordings that meet the industry standards is essential if I want to increase my chances of being played on the radio, thus improving my visibility as an artist.

Fortunately, I received a 5000$ grant from Yukon Media Development for this project, and I am extremely thankful for it. The estimated total cost is 14 000$. I would like to raise a minimum of 2500$ to help completing my project.

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$CAD10

Mon nouvel album, Le Chant du Hibou, en version électronique EN EXCLUSIVITÉ avant le lancement + votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + remerciement sur ma page FB. Des instructions vous seront envoyées par courriel en Janvier 2018 pour le téléchargement. ///////////// My new album (Le Chant du Hibou) in electronic format IN EXCLUSIVITY before the release + your name in the album sleeve + thank you on my FB page. An email will be sent with the instructions for download in January 2018.  
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  • Estimated delivery January 2018

$CAD15

Mon nouvel album "Le Chant du Hibou" en copie physique (CD), EN EXCLUSIVITÉ avant le lancement, autographié + votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + remerciement sur FB. Livraison en Janvier 2018. ////////////// My new album "Le Chant du Hibou" signed, in hard copy CD, in exclusivity before the release + your name in the album sleeve + FB thank you. Delivery in January 2018.
  • 13 backers
  • Estimated delivery January 2018

$CAD20

Mes deux albums en version électronique (album EP + Le Chant du Hibou en exclusivité avant le lancement) + votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + remerciement sur FB. Des instructions vous seront envoyées par courriel en Janvier 2018 pour le téléchargement.///////////// Both my albums (EP and Le Chant du Hibou in exclusivity before the release) in electronic format + your name in the album sleeve + thank you on FB. Instructions will be sent by email in January 2018 for the download.
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$CAD25

Mes deux albums en version CD (EP + Le Chant du Hibou en exclusivité avant le lancement) + votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + remerciement sur FB. Livraison en Janvier 2018. ////////////// Both my albums in hard copy CDs (EP + Le Chant du Hibou in exclusivity before the release) + your name in the album sleeve + thank you on FB. Delivery in January 2018.
  • 27 backers
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$CAD40

PERFORMANCE LIVE SUR SKYPE OU FACETIME de 3 chansons de mon nouvel album EN EXCLUSIVITÉ, avant la sortie de l'album! La performance sera dans la première semaine d'octobre 2017 (vous serez contactés par courriel en Septembre pour déterminer la date et l'heure). Inclue également mon nouvel album, Le Chant du Hibou, en exclusivité en version électronique (des instructions vous seront acheminées par courriel en Janvier 2018 pour le téléchargement) + votre nom dans ma pochette d'album + remerciement sur FB. //////////// PERFORMANCE ON SKYPE OR FACETIME OF 3 NEW SONGS FROM THE ALBUM, IN EXCLUSIVITY! The performance will be in the first week of October 2017 (email will be sent in September to determine date/time). In addition, get my new album in electronic format in January 2018 before the release (instructions will be sent in January by email for download) + your name in the album sleeve + thank you on FB
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$CAD50

(Disponible seulement à La Tuque et Whitehorse) LIVRAISON EN PERSONNE de mon nouvel album "Le Chant du Hibou" autographié, à votre porte en Janvier 2018 (Whitehorse) et Février 2018 (La Tuque) + une performance acoustique en direct de votre maison d'une de mes nouvelles chansons + votre nom dans ma pochette d'album + remerciement sur FB. Un courriel vous sera envoyé en Janvier 2018 pour déterminer le jour et l'heure de la livraison. /////////// GET MY NEW ALBUM DELIVERED AT YOUR DOOR! (available in Whitehorse and La Tuque only) Get my new album "Le Chant du Hibou" signed and delivered at your door in January 2018 (Whitehorse) + a live acoustic performance of one of my new songs + your name in my album sleeve + thank you on FB. Instructions will be sent in January 2018 to arrange the delivery date/time. /////////////
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$CAD75

(Disponible à Whitehorse seulement) VENEZ CHANTER UNE CHANSON AVEC MOI durant une soirée à micro ouvert à Whitehorse! Inclue également une répétition d'une heure dans la semaine précédent l'évènement, un vidéo de notre performance (qui sera publiée sur ma page Facebook) + mon nouvel album en exclusivité en format numérique (un courriel vous sera envoyé en Janvier 2018 pour les instructions pour le téléchargement) + votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + un remerciement sur FB. //////////// OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE (offered in Whitehorse only): perform a song in an open mic night in Whitehorse with me! Also includes an hour rehearsal in the week prior to the event, a video of our performance (which will be posted on my FB page) + my new album in exclusivity before the release in electronic version (instructions to be sent in January by email) + your name in the album sleeve + thank you on FB. //////////////
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$CAD150

(Disponible à La Tuque seulement) FORFAIT VIP "SCÈNE" À LA TUQUE: Venez chanter une de mes chansons avec moi sur scène lors de mon spectacle du 8 février 2018 au Complexe Culturel de La Tuque! Le forfait comprend également: une répétition de 30 minutes avec moi et mes musiciens le jour avant le spectacle + une paire de billets pour le spectacle + une prise de photo + mon nouvel album signé + mon album EP signé + votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + un vidéo vous remerciant personnellement sur ma page FB.
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  • Estimated delivery February 2018

$CAD350

(Disponible seulement à Whitehorse) UN CONCERT MAISON PRIVÉ de 1h à l'endroit et la date de votre choix en Janvier 2018 à Whitehorse. Ayez la chance de faire vos demandes spéciales de mes chansons originales. Inclue également: mes 2 albums signés, votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + un vidéo sur Facebook vous remerciant personnellement. ///////// PRIVATE CONCERT IN WHITEHORSE: An hour private house concert in the location and date of your choice in January 2018 in Whitehorse (Yukon). Get the chance to ask your special requests of my original songs. Also includes both my albums (EP + Le Chant du Hibou) signed + your name in the album sleeve + a video posted on my FB page of me thanking you personnally.
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(Disponible à La Tuque seulement) FORFAIT VIP "COULISSES" À LA TUQUE: En plus d'une paire de billets pour mon spectacle du 8 février au Complexe Culturel de La Tuque, assistez à ma répétition avec les musiciens le jour avant le spectacle ainsi qu'au test de son. Inclue également: mon nouvel album signé, mon album EP signé, une prise de photo en coulisses, votre nom dans ma pochette d'album, et un vidéo vous remerciant personnellement sur ma page FB.
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  • Estimated delivery February 2018

$CAD350

(Disponible en Mauricie seulement) CONCERT PRIVÉ EN MAURICIE: recevez un concert maison privé solo d'une heure le 9 février 2018, à l'endroit de votre choix. Ayez la chance de faire vos demandes spéciales de mes chansons originales! Inclue également: mes 2 albums (EP/Le Chant du Hibou) signés, votre nom dans la pochette de l'album + un vidéo sur Facebook vous remerciant personnellement. *Frais de déplacement à ajouter si à l'extérieur de La Tuque
  • 1 backer
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  • Estimated delivery February 2018