Nicholas Caputo is creating World Music
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Greetings!

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page and supporting The Arts.

I’m Nicholas Caputo, an eclectic musician from Gainesville, Florida recently transplanted to Denver, Colorado, wielding an accordion and spreading good cheer.

The arts scene in Colorado is rich with culturally diversity and has given me an opportunity to explore Balkan tunes and consider the ways in which being an artist may support community. 

I have been playing the accordion now for 8 years, mostly self taught and eager to bring the accordion into public spaces. I’ve played the accordion across the country, from dive bars to the Grand Canyon, Appalachian mountainsides to public transit stations in Miami. Breathing life into places, be they mundane or sublime, with the accordion gives me a sense of being alive, of giving to the world in a way that lightens hearts 💕 

But now it’s serious—

On the back of an artistic revamp last year, I sold most of my things and toured across the country. I slept in all kinds of strange places and gravitated to Colorado where the street performance is rich and housing is...super expensive?

Not a top pick for a starving artist...

BUT—

While playing a Russian folk song on Pearl Street in Boulder I was lucky enough to find Planina, an Eastern European choir that performs traditional songs from the Balkans and Russia singing for an international festival. Planina became the reason I moved to Colorado in the coming months.

In this group, I’ve really begun to understand my love for Musicology and the study of culture through song. Through this study the threads that unite us as humans and fellow beings continue to become clear, even if we speak in different tounges. 

SO—

Planina is going to Bulgaria to study traditional songs and I’m doing all the things in my power to get there to learn and be immersed in the experience of musicology. 

First I head to Mendocino, California to participate in the Eastern European Folklife Center’s (EEFC.org) Balkan Music and dance camp from June 21-June 30

THEN-

I’ve got a flight to Paris in July and I’m planning on playing the accordion across Europe until I reach Sofia. From Sofia we travel to a little Bulgarian village called Breznitsa where I will sing and dance with the members of Planina. We’ll be learning songs to bring back to Colorado and playing festivals along the way. I’m bringing the accordion, a field recorder, and very little beyond that. 

From there I will make my way to Italy in hot pursuit of the songs of my family’s heritage and the playing styles that feel like home to me on the accordion.

Then I come back to the states to play the Cotati Accordion festival In Cotati, California at the end of August. 

This is a journey I want to share!



Tiers
White Keys
$1 or more per month
By being a White Key, you support the sweet harmonies! By becoming a White Key donor you get online photo access to my journey. Exclusive, no where else, just for you. From my beginning all the way to theend. Oh the sights you’ll see!
Black Keys
$2 or more per month
By being a Black Key, you support the moody harmonies! Being a black key will give you the glory of the white key status while also giving you access to my bi-weekly video posts of new songs and material.
The Buttons
$5 or more per month
The buttons keep the rhythm in check! Your support as The Buttons gets you the White and Black keys as well as exclusive access to a new recording every month. These will be choral pieces and accordion pieces, both traditional and original. These are guaranteed to get weird once we get across the pond!
The Bellows
$10 or more per month
The Bellows breathe life into this thing! Being one of the bellows gets you all the perks of the keys and buttons, but gives you access to a monthly interview with a musician/academic focused on the spreading of musical knowledge. We’re going to be learning the good knowledge, let’s share!
The whole thing wrapped in red velvet!
$25 or more per month
The accordion is clad in fine red velvet, you keep it shiny, protected and clean. As part of this tier you get all the goods and site specific videos that will be incorporating the sites of sounds of spaces across Europe. The streets of Paris, mountainsides outside of Rome, Bulgarian wilderness, Bosnian rivers! This is me taking you on the trip. Let’s go!
Goals
4% complete
We gotta fly and get an accordion to a from. 

When we reach this goal there is no turning back!

Put your arms out, flap!

WE’RE FLYING!
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Greetings!

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page and supporting The Arts.

I’m Nicholas Caputo, an eclectic musician from Gainesville, Florida recently transplanted to Denver, Colorado, wielding an accordion and spreading good cheer.

The arts scene in Colorado is rich with culturally diversity and has given me an opportunity to explore Balkan tunes and consider the ways in which being an artist may support community. 

I have been playing the accordion now for 8 years, mostly self taught and eager to bring the accordion into public spaces. I’ve played the accordion across the country, from dive bars to the Grand Canyon, Appalachian mountainsides to public transit stations in Miami. Breathing life into places, be they mundane or sublime, with the accordion gives me a sense of being alive, of giving to the world in a way that lightens hearts 💕 

But now it’s serious—

On the back of an artistic revamp last year, I sold most of my things and toured across the country. I slept in all kinds of strange places and gravitated to Colorado where the street performance is rich and housing is...super expensive?

Not a top pick for a starving artist...

BUT—

While playing a Russian folk song on Pearl Street in Boulder I was lucky enough to find Planina, an Eastern European choir that performs traditional songs from the Balkans and Russia singing for an international festival. Planina became the reason I moved to Colorado in the coming months.

In this group, I’ve really begun to understand my love for Musicology and the study of culture through song. Through this study the threads that unite us as humans and fellow beings continue to become clear, even if we speak in different tounges. 

SO—

Planina is going to Bulgaria to study traditional songs and I’m doing all the things in my power to get there to learn and be immersed in the experience of musicology. 

First I head to Mendocino, California to participate in the Eastern European Folklife Center’s (EEFC.org) Balkan Music and dance camp from June 21-June 30

THEN-

I’ve got a flight to Paris in July and I’m planning on playing the accordion across Europe until I reach Sofia. From Sofia we travel to a little Bulgarian village called Breznitsa where I will sing and dance with the members of Planina. We’ll be learning songs to bring back to Colorado and playing festivals along the way. I’m bringing the accordion, a field recorder, and very little beyond that. 

From there I will make my way to Italy in hot pursuit of the songs of my family’s heritage and the playing styles that feel like home to me on the accordion.

Then I come back to the states to play the Cotati Accordion festival In Cotati, California at the end of August. 

This is a journey I want to share!



Recent posts by Nicholas Caputo

Tiers
White Keys
$1 or more per month
By being a White Key, you support the sweet harmonies! By becoming a White Key donor you get online photo access to my journey. Exclusive, no where else, just for you. From my beginning all the way to theend. Oh the sights you’ll see!
Black Keys
$2 or more per month
By being a Black Key, you support the moody harmonies! Being a black key will give you the glory of the white key status while also giving you access to my bi-weekly video posts of new songs and material.
The Buttons
$5 or more per month
The buttons keep the rhythm in check! Your support as The Buttons gets you the White and Black keys as well as exclusive access to a new recording every month. These will be choral pieces and accordion pieces, both traditional and original. These are guaranteed to get weird once we get across the pond!
The Bellows
$10 or more per month
The Bellows breathe life into this thing! Being one of the bellows gets you all the perks of the keys and buttons, but gives you access to a monthly interview with a musician/academic focused on the spreading of musical knowledge. We’re going to be learning the good knowledge, let’s share!
The whole thing wrapped in red velvet!
$25 or more per month
The accordion is clad in fine red velvet, you keep it shiny, protected and clean. As part of this tier you get all the goods and site specific videos that will be incorporating the sites of sounds of spaces across Europe. The streets of Paris, mountainsides outside of Rome, Bulgarian wilderness, Bosnian rivers! This is me taking you on the trip. Let’s go!