Kip Winger

Kip Winger

Rocker Kip Winger is calling on fans to help him fund a new classical recording with an Ohio student orchestra.

"I conceived the piece as the accompaniment to the unseen dances of Nijinsky, whose career was cut short by schizophrenia

The former Winger star and one-time Alice Cooper band bassist has kicked off a 45-day online fundraising drive to raise $33,000 (£20,600).

The cash raised, via website Kickstarter.com, will enable him to cover costs for the recording of Conversations With Nijinsky, which is planned for January (12).

He'll be joined in the studio by students from the Oberlin Conservatoryof Music in Ohio.

Conversations With Nijinsky will be Winger's follow-up to his composition Ghosts for Christopher Wheeldon, which he recorded with the San Francisco Ballet.

The enterprising rocker also plans to shoot the two-day recording session for a future documentary.

The composition was inspired by the life of fabled Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.

Winger tells Wenn, "I conceived the piece as the accompaniment to the unseen dances of Nijinsky, whose career was cut short by schizophrenia".

Fans who donate to the Kickstarter.com initiative will be given co-producer credit on the finished album, and the chance to sit in on rehearsalsand recording.


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