About Cucumbers & Gin
This film takes you inside the studio recording of Cucumbers & Gin, a virtuosic piece for solo violin. We funded the project on Kickstarter, created custom cocktail recipes for our backers, and in the end needed about a metric ton of people and equipment to make the film. It was an incredible experience. Thank you to everyone who worked on, backed, or just watched Cucumbers & Gin.
If you want to play this piece, first buy the score. Then tape it together with two copies of page three, so you can turn the page right at the end of the really slow section in the middle. See that rest before measure 55? There. That’s where the page turn is. If you can’t figure out the fingering, take a look at the film to see how Sean did it. If you think I’m a horrible person for writing that double stop or that left-hand pizz, sorry about that. But for now just grab the score, fire up your printer, and rosin up your bow.
Thanks to the artists behind the film:
Sean-David Cunningham, Violin
Zach Herchen, Music Recording Engineer
Alan Jeffries, Director, Editor, DP
Michael Feldman, Associate Producer
Dave Yim, Assistant Director
Kate Perkins, 2nd Camera Operator
Gillian Arthur, Production Sound
Ben Horowitz, DIT
Victoria Nece, Layout and Design
Special thanks to Wes Clark and Maxine Rockoff who didn’t just back the project, but welcomed the production into their home. We kept them up till midnight while we made a movie, and they were incredible hosts.
Special thanks also to Dennis Clark, Orlando Klass, Jessica Lynn Peck and Victoria Nece for their help inventing, testing and photographing our custom cocktails.
Bill Nerenberg, Dan Norton-Middaugh, Dennis Clark, Ed Harsh, Elisabeth Halliday, Emily H, Erica Schreiber, Erin Brittain, George Lam, Greg Jukes, Gregory Dalesandre, Gregory K. Williams, Jenny Pham, Jon M. Perry, Keith Pollok, Ken Ueno, Lainie Fefferman, Lynn Miller and Rich Weiss, Marie-Thérèse Flaherty, Meaghan Berry, Meerenai Shim, Melissa Miller Nece, Michael Straus & Dana Jessen, ML Hart, Mona Seghatoleslami, Monica, Rachel Fershleiser, Ruby Fulton, Sarah Wheaton, Steven Swartz / Dotdotdotmusic, Victoria Nece, Wes Clark and Maxine Rockoff, Zara Lawler