Isabelle Cyr - En route vers l'album

After 5 five years on the road, over 300 shows, it's finally time to record the new album!

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Isabelle Cyr - En route vers l'album

<p> An album that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time is about to become reality. And with a little bit of your help it could be yours! Some of you may know me all ready, others will discover me with this page and through my music.</p> <p>  </p> <p> I love landscapes, roads and mostly people met on the way. My journey has led me from <strong>Acadia (New Brunswick)</strong> to <strong>Québec</strong>, the <strong>United States</strong> and recently to <strong>France</strong>. <strong>Musician, singer-song-writer, actress</strong> in film, television and stage. <strong>Producer</strong> of important benefit shows for humanitarian causes, AIDS, Peace Movements, Tsunami victims. <strong>Film director </strong>of a short film on Alzheimer’s, <strong>film</strong> <strong>producer</strong> of a documentary on mental disease, <strong>stage director</strong> of various music shows, Mille mots d’amour, Festival international de la chanson de Granby, <strong>mentor</strong> for different music festivals, <strong>spokes person</strong> and <strong>television host</strong> of Le Téléthon Opération Enfant Soleil (for sick children) for over 15 years. Whichever roads I’ve taken, poetry and music have always accompanied me. Pen in hand and piano at my fingertips.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Moved by the moonrise over the Cocagne bay, amused by rebel hairdos in the wind, marvelled by a dandelion between my toes, amazed by the ocean, inspired by the rain and afraid of  the tiniest spider! Saddened by intolerance, outraged by injustice, troubled by the loss of innocence but always enthralled, driven and spellbound by love, nature and all living creatures. My album is about a bit of all that!</p> <p>  </p> <p> (photo of the Cocagne Baie in Nouveau-Brunswick)</p> <p> <img alt="P1020522-1487474897" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394895/P1020522-1487474897.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Songs written and composed in the urgency of expressing a deeply felt emotion. A look on my own life and the one around me, transposed into lyrics and melodies. It’s finally time to record them. Take the time to make the album. Offer the best interpretation possible, share the most honestly possible my work. Give life to the project. A project embraced and enriched by my partner-director, <strong>Yves Marchand</strong>,  singer-song-writer (Belvédère, Si l’homme est fait de kilomètres) and keyboardist, founding member of the Québec famous band, Zébulon. </p> <p>  </p> <p> (photo of<strong>Yves Marchand</strong> during the pre-production)</p> <p> <img alt="P1070172-1487475156" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394897/P1070172-1487475156.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Yves and I have been working together since the first day we met! Life, destiny has brought us together. Ever since, love and respect of the arts have been our guides. Soon after we met at Le festival international de la chanson de Granby, we created and produced our show <strong>Pays d’abondance</strong> (Land of Plenty), which brings together Acadian and Québec culture through our own songs and those of great poets. It has brought us across Québec, Acadia and France. This show also allows me to perform original humoristic and moving monologues. After over 250 performances, I know that the stage is my home and that writing and composing are the foundations of my freedom</p> <p>  </p> <p> (photos of Pays d'abondance- photo credit :  Jean-Jacques Chabert -Pays d'abondance,France)</p> <p> <img alt="Fin__vang_line-1487479121" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394906/Fin__vang_line-1487479121.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="Yves_piano_isa_tambour-1487476773" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394902/Yves_piano_Isa_tambour-1487476773.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="Isa_veuve_de_chasse-1487486052" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394914/Isa_Veuve_de_chasse-1487486052.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Two years ago, we created my own show called <strong>Comme une chanson</strong> (Like A Song). It gave me the opportunity to present some of my new material alongside other original songs of my repertoire. It especially gave me the chance to define more precisely my world, my work as a singer-songwriter. </p> <p>  </p> <p> (photos of <strong>Comme une chanson</strong> at Petit Outremont Theater- photo credit : Bernard Fougères)</p> <p> <img alt="Img_3172-5-1487484826" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394911/IMG_3172-5-1487484826.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_3326-25-1487484554" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394909/IMG_3326-25-1487484554.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="Img_3462-44-1487484637" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394910/IMG_3462-44-1487484637.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The album’s pre-production now finished, it’s official studio time! Grand piano, voice, string quartet and classical percussions will be the principal instrumentation. </p> <p>  </p> <p> (photo-pre-production with <strong>Étienne Ratthé</strong>, celle and percussions)</p> <p> <img alt="P1070166-1487475211" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394898/P1070166-1487475211.jpg"><img alt="P1070240-1487475389" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394899/P1070240-1487475389.jpg"><img alt="P1070270-1487475546" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394900/P1070270-1487475546.jpg">.</p> <p>  </p> <p> (photo- pre-production with <strong>Mario Légaré, </strong>Takamine base)</p> <p> <img alt="P1070026-1487474998" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/394896/P1070026-1487474998.jpg">  </p> <p>  </p> <p> (photo pré-production à Cocagne- Isabelle au piano)</p> <p> <img alt="Photo_isa_piano_cocagne-_pr_prod-1487790465" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/396174/PHoto_Isa_piano_Cocagne-_pr_prod-1487790465.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> A very beautiful and promising adventure.  Can’t wait to share it with you!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Isabelle </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> (interview with excerpts  of <strong>Comme une chanson</strong>, with commentaries by  Luc de la Rochelière, Andréa Lindsay, Gabriel Pelletier, Raymond Cloutier, Alain Labonté and Yves Marchand) French only.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2F7Ip_zJkfU3s%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7Ip_zJkfU3s&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F7Ip_zJkfU3s%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> (amateur video by Isabelle Cyr- of <strong>Le Héron</strong>, piano piece on the album <strong>Doux moments pour Philou)</strong></p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FSBPs4D-3iXs%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSBPs4D-3iXs&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FSBPs4D-3iXs%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The funds raised with the campaign will pay in part ( a third)  the production's total budget which is 20 000$. Yves and I will invest the other 2/3.</p> <p>  </p> <p> You'll find the budget and expenses charts below.</p> <p>  </p> <p> If ever we exceed the campaign's goal, the extra money will go to promote the album.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The album is due to come out in Septembre 2017.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Tarte_revenus-1489159154" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/401391/Tarte_Revenus-1489159154.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Tarte_de_penses_-_copie_eng-1489094183" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/401246/Tarte_de_penses_-_copie_ENG-1489094183.png"></p> <p>  </p>

Rewards

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  • 10 contributions
You will receive by e-mail the digital version of the album at the official release date.

Estimated delivery: September 2017

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  • 31 contributions
You will receive at home the physical copy of a personally signed album at the official release date.

Estimated delivery: September 2017

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  • 8 contributions
You will receive at home two personally signed albums! Isabelle's newest album as well as Pays d'abondance's album at Isabelle's official album release date.

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  • 11 contributions
You will receive at home two personally signed albums! Isabelle's newest album as well as Pays d'abondance's album at Isabelle's official album release date. PLUS Isabelle's delicious clam chowder recipe!

Estimated delivery: September 2017

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  • 3 contributions
Private coaching- vocal technique and interpretation.

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  • 7 contributions
You will receive at home two personally signed albums! Isabelle's newest album as well as Pays d'abondance's album at Isabelle's official album release date. PLUS 2 TICKETS to Isabelle's show at the date of your choice (offer valid for two years).

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  • 2 contributions
You will receive at home two personally signed albums! Isabelle's newest album as well as Pays d'abondance's album at Isabelle's official album release date. PLUS 2 TICKETS to Isabelle's show at the date of your choice (offer valid for two years) PLUS Isabelle's delicious clam chowder recipe.

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  • 3 contributions
You will receive at home two personally signed albums! Isabelle's newest album as well as Pays d'abondance's album at Isabelle's official album release date. And an INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT by Isabelle accompanied by Yves Marchand. Vous recevrez deux albums. Celui d'Isabelle ainsi que celui de Pays d'abondance, tous deux dédicacés et postés à votre domicile à la sortie officielle de l'album d'Isabelle *(For those living 2 hours outside of Montreal travel and lodging expenses can be added .)

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  • 10 contributions
You will receive at home two personally signed albums! Isabelle's newest album as well as Pays d'abondance's album at Isabelle's official album release date. PLUS 2 TICKETS to Isabelle's show at the date of your choice (offer valid for two years) PLUS Isabelle's delicious clam chowder recipe. And a EXTRA BONUS! you will also receive a USB key with an original and unpublished song by Isabelle.

Estimated delivery: September 2017