spoilers of utopia

By john bell

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Spoilers Of Utopia

Project 2012-05-13 07:16:14 +1200

Recording this most apocalyptic of brass bands for posterity. The Spoilers are at the peak of their powers and want to leave their growing elect of followers a recording of the finest quality in case they are spirited away to blast those trumpets in another realm. The Spoilers are: John Bell, Kingsley Melhuish, Don McGlashan, Chris O"Connor, Finn Scholes, Owen Melhuish, Ben Zilber, Darren Hannah and Neil Watson.

The Spoilers hope to raise indulgences of around $1800 as a seeding grant toward a recording production, and album release of the highest quality. The Spoilers were formed in August of 2011, initially to perform the music of Albert Ayler, and other band composers of an evangelist and apocalyptic bent - performing them with a good dose of armageddon- style improvisation. The S.O.U. want to record some of the most successful arrangements of those works as well as some modernist- brass band originals by members John Bell, Don McGlashan and Kingsley Melhuish. The video clip is of John Bell"s arrangement of "O Boundless Salvation".


Of the Spoilers line up; John Bell, Kingsley Melhuish, Don McGlashan and Owen Melhuish all started their musical journies in municipal brass bands. Chris O"Connor served his municipal band apprenticeship in the NZDCCB (with John and Kingsley), Darren Hannah is a long time collabrator in the context of free improvisation with the key bandsmen, Neil Watson provides the cutting electric guitar sound essential to the apocalyptic fanfare, and Ben Zilber and Finn Scholes provide the brassy  bugle sounds like heraldic angels.

 The Spoilers have performed in various locations around Auckland, including the Auckland museum (Anzac Day), and otside the Aotea centre (pick n mix series) The S.O.U. recorded some of Don McGlashan"s compositions for the soon to be released children"s film "Kiwi Flyer" ( not their usual repertoire

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s.o.u. 'omega is the alpha

07/07/2012 at 8:00 AM

hey, just put a new video up here-- omega is the alpha-- oh yeah, the time is gettin" near

thanks to pledgers + fixed spelling mistake!

13/06/2012 at 7:59 AM

yes, thanks for your witty analysis of my appalling spelling there Mr Clifford!  and of course thanks to all you insightful pledgers so far-- spread the good word

    Pledgers 32

    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-11 21:00:10 +1200
    Camilo Borges
    2012-07-11 20:17:53 +1200
    Ash Turner
    2012-07-11 11:41:01 +1200
    Maurice Reviol
    2012-07-11 00:05:42 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-10 17:19:59 +1200
    Vlada Plačkić
    2012-07-10 12:29:41 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-08 21:15:22 +1200
    Tejo van Schie
    2012-07-08 19:59:03 +1200
    Nolwenn
    2012-07-08 14:33:57 +1200
    Eve de Castro-Robinson
    2012-07-08 13:51:06 +1200
    Barry Hannah
    2012-07-03 14:15:07 +1200
    Tineke Vlooswyk
    2012-07-03 13:29:59 +1200
    Paco
    2012-07-03 12:39:17 +1200
    Andrew McMillan
    2012-07-03 12:19:11 +1200
    Pledge $1 Promo
    2012-07-01 11:16:20 +1200
    Murray & Ali McMillan
    2012-06-30 16:29:26 +1200
    Adam Gifford
    2012-06-15 13:33:29 +1200
    Caitlin Smith
    2012-06-13 14:56:20 +1200
    Kristen Wilson
    2012-06-09 12:25:53 +1200
    J.Y Lee
    2012-06-08 11:59:54 +1200
    alistair deverick
    2012-06-08 11:40:36 +1200
    Colin James Woods
    2012-06-06 17:16:50 +1200
    Steve Abel
    2012-06-02 23:27:12 +1200
    Montie Baskett
    2012-05-28 11:23:04 +1200
    Andrew Clifford
    2012-05-28 11:08:21 +1200
    Melissa Laing
    2012-05-28 11:04:10 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-28 10:12:18 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-27 17:03:09 +1200
    Kingsley Melhuish
    2012-05-26 20:05:28 +1200
    Peter John Mellalieu
    2012-05-26 12:08:10 +1200

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    Spoilers Of Utopia

    Project 2012-05-13 07:16:14 +1200

    Recording this most apocalyptic of brass bands for posterity. The Spoilers are at the peak of their powers and want to leave their growing elect of followers a recording of the finest quality in case they are spirited away to blast those trumpets in another realm. The Spoilers are: John Bell, Kingsley Melhuish, Don McGlashan, Chris O"Connor, Finn Scholes, Owen Melhuish, Ben Zilber, Darren Hannah and Neil Watson.

    The Spoilers hope to raise indulgences of around $1800 as a seeding grant toward a recording production, and album release of the highest quality. The Spoilers were formed in August of 2011, initially to perform the music of Albert Ayler, and other band composers of an evangelist and apocalyptic bent - performing them with a good dose of armageddon- style improvisation. The S.O.U. want to record some of the most successful arrangements of those works as well as some modernist- brass band originals by members John Bell, Don McGlashan and Kingsley Melhuish. The video clip is of John Bell"s arrangement of "O Boundless Salvation".


    Of the Spoilers line up; John Bell, Kingsley Melhuish, Don McGlashan and Owen Melhuish all started their musical journies in municipal brass bands. Chris O"Connor served his municipal band apprenticeship in the NZDCCB (with John and Kingsley), Darren Hannah is a long time collabrator in the context of free improvisation with the key bandsmen, Neil Watson provides the cutting electric guitar sound essential to the apocalyptic fanfare, and Ben Zilber and Finn Scholes provide the brassy  bugle sounds like heraldic angels.

     The Spoilers have performed in various locations around Auckland, including the Auckland museum (Anzac Day), and otside the Aotea centre (pick n mix series) The S.O.U. recorded some of Don McGlashan"s compositions for the soon to be released children"s film "Kiwi Flyer" ( not their usual repertoire

    Comments

    s.o.u. 'omega is the alpha

    07/07/2012 at 8:00 AM

    hey, just put a new video up here-- omega is the alpha-- oh yeah, the time is gettin" near

    thanks to pledgers + fixed spelling mistake!

    13/06/2012 at 7:59 AM

    yes, thanks for your witty analysis of my appalling spelling there Mr Clifford!  and of course thanks to all you insightful pledgers so far-- spread the good word
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-11 21:00:10 +1200
      Camilo Borges
      2012-07-11 20:17:53 +1200
      Ash Turner
      2012-07-11 11:41:01 +1200
      Maurice Reviol
      2012-07-11 00:05:42 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-10 17:19:59 +1200
      Vlada Plačkić
      2012-07-10 12:29:41 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-08 21:15:22 +1200
      Tejo van Schie
      2012-07-08 19:59:03 +1200
      Nolwenn
      2012-07-08 14:33:57 +1200
      Eve de Castro-Robinson
      2012-07-08 13:51:06 +1200
      Barry Hannah
      2012-07-03 14:15:07 +1200
      Tineke Vlooswyk
      2012-07-03 13:29:59 +1200
      Paco
      2012-07-03 12:39:17 +1200
      Andrew McMillan
      2012-07-03 12:19:11 +1200
      Pledge $1 Promo
      2012-07-01 11:16:20 +1200
      Murray & Ali McMillan
      2012-06-30 16:29:26 +1200
      Adam Gifford
      2012-06-15 13:33:29 +1200
      Caitlin Smith
      2012-06-13 14:56:20 +1200
      Kristen Wilson
      2012-06-09 12:25:53 +1200
      J.Y Lee
      2012-06-08 11:59:54 +1200
      alistair deverick
      2012-06-08 11:40:36 +1200
      Colin James Woods
      2012-06-06 17:16:50 +1200
      Steve Abel
      2012-06-02 23:27:12 +1200
      Montie Baskett
      2012-05-28 11:23:04 +1200
      Andrew Clifford
      2012-05-28 11:08:21 +1200
      Melissa Laing
      2012-05-28 11:04:10 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-28 10:12:18 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-27 17:03:09 +1200
      Kingsley Melhuish
      2012-05-26 20:05:28 +1200
      Peter John Mellalieu
      2012-05-26 12:08:10 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/07/2012 at 9:00 PM.