Žofie Kašparová & The Peacock Tree: first album

We are Peacock Tree from Czechia and Sweden. We are about to release our first album with Žofie Kašparová's compositions and you don't want to miss it! Help us to finish the project! We'll use the money for the recording, mix, master, design and a video.

  • Recording in Torestorp

  • Videosession

  • The master of the sound Gustav Davidsson

  • Recording in Torestorp

  • Well deserved dinner after the whole day recording

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How it all started

When I was preparing my graduation project at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017 I decided I would compose all the repertoire for my graduation concert myself. It was my first big composition project and a big adventure. I also decided that for the band I will choose people regardless of instrument. Musicians with whom I always get goosebumps when we play together and we click in all ways. That created another compositional challenge: a quite unusual setting of instruments to which I had to adjust my pieces and which, I think, makes it all much more interesting and fun. The band has changed setting since then but the idea is still the same: the energy is more important than the instrumentation!  After my graduation concert we decided to continue playing and in May we are planning to release our first album!

The previous setting from the grduation concert at Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg (Sweden)

What is our goal?

To release an album full of beautiful music and invite the listener into their own inner worlds and dreamy landscapes!

Making an album is quite an expensive thing to do. The process is now almost finished and the product is near! We'll use the collected money to cover the costs for the recording, the brilliant work of the sound engineer, mix, master, graphic design for the cover, photos and a video. Help us to finish the project and choose one of the rewards!

About us

Music inspired by deep forests in the autumn, the city in the middle of the night, pictures mirrored on the lake surface, silence of a winter morning, landscape behind the train window and behind the window of your own eyes.

The genreless sound of flute, saxophone, trumpet and double bass connects influences of jazz, different kinds of world music, minimalism, Arabic rhythms and Scandinavian folk music.

The author of the repertory is Czech flute player and bass clarinet player Zofie Kasparova, who has been based in Gothenburg, Sweden for five years and graduated at the Academy of Music and Drama. You might have met Žofie for example at the international showcase festival Czech Music Crossroads 2017 where her band 13th Dimension (CZ/SE/FI) won the open call. 

The other members of the quartet are Swedish musicians: Erik Bengtsson, a jazz double bass player who plays for example in the band Spöket i köket, jazz trumpet player Robin Backgård and a sensitive sax and clarinet player Robin Johansson who´s main focus is Swedish traditional music.

from the left Žofie Kašparová, Robin Backgård, Erik Bengtsson a Robin Johansson

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Feb 12, 2020 Our single + video is out now! ❤️

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  • 13 For the good feeling

    When was the last time you did something for free? Support us just for the good feeling of it, we’ll be happy, you’ll be happy, 4 euros or more, as you wish!

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 4
  • 20 from 30 Ticket for the release concert in Gothenburg/Prague

    It’s coming! The 12th of May we are going to release the album in Gothenburg. Come and celebrate it with us!

    If Gothenburg is a bit too far away for you, don’t worry. We are planning a release concert in Prague as well. We’re unsure about the date but we’ll let you know in good time.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 8
  • 16 Digital version of the album - early bird

    Do you want to be first and listen to our album before the official release? We will send you the digital version of the album!

    Delivery by email.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 10
  • 26 Our album on a CD - personal delivery

    The material version of our album on a CD with the beautiful design by Helena Čubová and dreamy photographs of the Swedish landscape by Žofie Kašparová.

    To pick up at one of our concerts or whenever we see each other :-) Most often in Prague or Gothenburg.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 16
  • 5 Our album on a CD - sent by post to Czechia or Sweden

    The material version of our album on a CD with the beautiful design by Helena Čubová and dreamy photographs of the Swedish landscape by Žofie Kašparová. 

    Delivery by post to your address in the Czech republic or Sweden.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 19
  • 3 Our album on a CD - sent by post to anywhere in the world

    The material version of our album on a CD with the beautiful design by Helena Čubová and dreamy photographs of the Swedish landscape by Žofie Kašparová. 

    Delivery by post to your address anywhere in the world.
     

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 22
  • 49 from 50 Book of poems of Narcis Půlpán “Nečekaný podzim” (Unexpected Autumn) + CD

    Nečekaný podzim (Unexpected Autumn), a book of poems where the lyrics of our song Zjara podzim come from. 

    Read more of Narcis Půlpán's poems while you are enjoying listening to our CD!

    The book is in Czech.
     

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 27
  • 2 from 5 A private instrument lesson

    A private instrument lesson with any musician from Peacock Tree of your choice: flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet or double bass. Plus our CD as a bonus.

    Lessons with Žofie can take place in Prague or Gothenburg, lessons with the other members of the band in Gothenburg.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 30
  • 14 from 15 Introduction to meditation

    Have you always wanted to try out meditation but you don't know how to start?

    When Žofie isn't making sounds on a musical instrument, she mostly appreciates peace and silence. Therefore she's often spending her holidays in buddhist monasteries. 

    Come to stop from the everyday business for a moment and just listen. Žofie will introduce you to the basics of meditation, after which we will have a sitting together. 

    You get our CD as a bonus.

    Prague or Gothenburg

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 30
  • 25 from 30 CD + two tickets for the release concert in Gothenburg/Prague

    It’s coming! The 12th of May we are going to release the album in Gothenburg. Come and celebrate it with us and take your favourite person with you!

    If Gothenburg is a bit too far away for you, don’t worry. We are planning a release concert in Prague as well. We’re unsure about the date but we’ll let you know in good time.

    You'll get two tickets and one CD of ours.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 32
  • 8 from 10 A photo-poster of the Swedish landscape

    We'll make an A3 print of one of Žofie Kašparová's dreamy photographs of the Swedish landscape which are used for the album cover.

    You can check out the previews in the gallery up on the top of this page. 

    Delivery by post
     

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 60
  • 1 Small Peacock Sponsor

    We will send you a pile of positive peacock vibrations of happiness!

    We will thank you at the release concert, on our website and on the CD cover, you'll get two tickets for the release concert and a signed CD of Peacock Tree.
     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 200
  • 2 from 2 A composition for you

    Give us a topic, an image, a story or a name and we'll make a composition according to your wish. 

    The composition will become a part of the Peacock Tree repertoire and we will thank you at the premiere. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 350
  • 1 from 2 Peacock Tree's concert

    We'll come and play at your home, garden or cafe!

    Please, count with travel costs as well. We'll travel from Gothenburg or we can plan the concert in our Europe tour.

    Anything can be possible! :-) Get in touch with us in advance at zofka.kasparova@gmail.com

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 600
  • 1 Medium Peacock Sponsor

    We will send you a pile of positive peacock vibrations of happiness!

    We will thank you at the release concert, on our website, on social media, your name and logo will appear on the CD cover, you'll get two tickets for the release concert and a signed Peacock Tree CD. We'll send you the download link for the digital version of the album before the official release. 

    And we'll invite you for a coffee in the center of Prague or Gothenburg.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 800
  • 0 Big Peacock Sponsor

    You will get our eternal gratefulness.

    We will thank you at the release concert, on our website, on social media, your name and logo will appear on the CD cover, you'll get free entrance to all the Peacock Tree concerts and you'll get a signed CD. We'll send you the download link for the digital version of the album before the official release. 

    And we'll invite you for a coffee in the center of Prague or Gothenburg.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 1,500
  • 0 The Peacock King

    Wow. If you would become our main sponsor, we will appoint you the Peacock King.

    We will be grateful until the end of all time and we will thank you at the release concert, on our website, on social media, your name and logo will appear on the CD cover, you'll get free entrance to all the Peacock Tree concerts and you'll get a signed CD. We'll send you the download link for the digital version of the album before the official release. 

    In addition we will write a composition for you. 

     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 2,700