Crowdfunding Campaign for our new Album


Dear friends and family, 

We have recently been approached by a highly esteemed indie music label who wants to help us produce our first album and get our career off the ground. Unfortunately, as they are an indie label, we have to provide a starting fund of 4,000 euros. But if we can raise this amount, the label will produce and promote our album and promote us as a band. Click here to listen to our music on Soundcloud! 

We would be so eternally grateful for any donations, large or small. Every little bit makes a difference and helps us to share our music with the world. If you have enjoyed any of our songs, we would really appreciate your help :)

Thank you for taking the time to read this!
White Night
Willi + Lizzie

here is the link to the campaign

Dreamy Drinks

If you find yourself in San Francisco and thirsting for a delicious artisanal cocktail, White Night highly recommends the Two Sisters Bar and Books in Hayes Valley. This cosy little bar makes you feel like you have gone back in time with its quaint little parisian cafe-style tables and chairs, oversized gold-gilded mirror behind the bar, and toile wallpaper. It is never too crowded but be ready to get chummy with your neighbors as it's close quarters dining. In addition to drinks they have wonderful bites for sharing, including their homemade old fashioned potato chips, deviled eggs, and charcuterie plates. 

The first time White Night went to Two Sisters was on a double date with their besties, Alex and Tim, the founding members of One Great City Duo, who are quickly becoming recognized as one of America's most sought after young guitar ensembles. It was an evening of laughs and delicious drinks. We all enjoyed our first cocktail choices so much that on our second round not one of us could stray from our original choices! 

My personal favorite was the Dark Knight and Willi's was the Smoke and Flowers.

Two Sisters Bar and Books:

For more info on One Great City Duo:

Musing on Minimalism: Nature vs. Nurture

Although I am relatively new to the study of minimalist music, we have all been surrounded by it in one form or another. And even though I openly welcome inspiration from the style, I still have mixed feelings about minimalist music in its purist form. There is something inherently pretentious about a genre of art that aims to sound emotionally detached, as though the creator is too lofty for mere human emotions. That being said, a lot of minimalist music ends up possessing some emotive qualities (and can be very moving indeed) just by the very nature of harmony and texture, no matter what the process had intended. 

Which brings me to the compositional process. One of the main features of minimalist music is for it to be constructed of audible processes. This makes the music a lot more understandable (even upon first listen) than its predecessor, Serialism. The ear can latch onto a  multiple repetitious musical cells (which each have their own process) and listen to how the entire body of sound evolves. These processes through which the cells are destined to evolve are premeditated.

This brings me to my big question: Is composing a piece of minimalist music some kind of shortcut? Is the mesmerizing and intricate beauty of minimalist music born of nature (chance/accident/fate) or is it nurtured along the way (crafted).  If you set it up correctly, let each cell out of the gate at tasteful intervals, will nature itself write the piece for you? 

Perhaps standing back and observing how nature carries the music forward is the reason why the early minimalist composers wanted their music to not be (or sound) emotionally driven. Personally, I am always a little suspicious of anything that even smells of conceptual art as I just associate it with self aggrandizing artists. 

Whether or not the beauty of minimalist music is a result of nature or nurture, I highly recommend getting yourself acquainted with some of it if you aren't already!