Who wants to help do an Open Source album?
I want to make an open source album in the style of the blender movies like Big Buck Bunny. It would be made with ardour on linux with only open source plugins, and mastered with open source tools (even if we have to make them) before a final release in patent-unencumbered formats (like ogg and flac). The result would be available as both a mixdown and as the full session in Ardour format, and the album artwork would be created with open source software like GIMP and Inkscape, with all the source files for the art readily available as well.
I'd like the album to incorporate different musical genres, and especially to use some electronic elements (to use midi), but also to be something that people would enjoy even if they were not into the FOSS world.
I've searched around a bit and can't see that anyone else has done this. Not only would it be something to brag about, but would help countless others who can't afford a secondary education in music production.
As an added incentive, I'd like to start hosting this project on Kickstarter once we have preliminary discussions down, and share the proceeds between the creators and the software developers without whom we couldn't do it at all.
If you're interested in helping with songwriting, production, session-playing, engineering, graphic-design, web-design, promotion, or anything else you think needs to be done (or know anybody who is), contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org