Welcome to the official Time for Three web page
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We are Time for Three and this is our story -- the story of so many kids who every day face challenges to who they are and who they want to be: their dreams, their ambitions, their identity. This video is for you guys. Be strong. Stick with it. We did, and we are stronger for it.
Why did you make this video?
We’ve been wanting to make a music video for a long time – but not just a regular music video, one with a strong positive message for young people.
And what is the video’s message?
Be stronger, achieve your dreams, fight against bullies or WHATEVER strong force is against you.
Who funded this project?
This project was completely self-funded, and could not have done this without the incredible support of our fans. 274 fans contributed over $18K through our on-line Kickstarter campaign in just over a week, and another fan bought into our vision and made a substantial contribution, enabling us to book our trip to LA!
When and where was it created?
The video was made over a two-day period at the end of August 2011 in Los Angeles. Most of the filming was done at a campus-style high school.
How did you get this idea?
Tf3 and our producer Steve Hackman have been wanting to make a music video for some time. However it wasn't until Zach came up with the idea for the story that we all felt inspired. All four of us realized that we had similar stories: we were the kid in school who didn’t fit in and was sometimes bullied or left out because we played an instrument. But we didn’t give up.
Who was the Producer?
Our Producer Steve Hackman
Who was the Director?
Brian Lazzaro, a world-famous film director in Los Angeles.
Who wrote the music?
The music by Daft Punk/Kanye West and brilliantly arranged by Steve Hackman and Time for Three.
Do Kanye West and Daft Punk know about the video?
We've reached out to their people, yes, and of course we hope they like it!
Who was the kid actor? Does he really play violin? Where does he live? Can we interview him?
The “kid” is Misha Vayman, www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=761509688
one of Zach’s former violin students. Everything about this project is very personal. Misha is a now freshman at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Joan Kwuon. E-mail us if you want to interview him.
Do you (Time for Three guys) have a passion about anti-bullying? Did you experience it?
We sure did. The whole video was based on our true experiences (but nobody went so far as to destroy our instruments, fortunately!)
How are you distributing the video? Will it be available for purchase?
At this point, our plan is to only release the video for people to enjoy and share on YouTube. The audio track will probably be part of our next album.
Are you touring Europe (or Japan, or Asia, or)…..?
We have a very busy schedule which you can see on our website. There are plans to return to Europe, and visit South America and Asia in the next couple of years.
Tell me about yourself/yourselves.
We started as a trio of musicians who would play together for fun while we were students at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. At our first major gig in 2003, a lightning storm shut down power at the Mann Center, where we were performing. While the crew was scrambling to fix the onstage lighting, we improvised an all-acoustic jam session in the dark. (This is where we say, "and the crowd went wild!") And that's pretty much our creation story. Now we get to perform at venues all over the world, from clubs to concert halls, and spend lots of time mentoring the next generation of classical musicians.
Tell me your philosophy about music.
We don’t discriminate against any kind of music. If we like it, we play it. We're trying to reach out to an audience broader than the traditional classical music audience, and we have actively included jazz, bluegrass, pop and other genres in our concerts.
Are you involved in schools?
We try to visit schools in every city where we are for concerts, and have been involved in extended residencies in many places including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and of course in Indianapolis where we are in residence with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Are you planning to speak at schools or events about anti-bullying?
Yes, and we have already received several invitations……..
How successful have you been in the past?
We never imagined we would have this kind of successful career when we started jamming together, but to quote our video, we can always be better, faster, STRONGER.
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