Morrowind theme tune inspires donation drive

Written by David Hing

May 13, 2011 // 2:19 p.m.

Tags: #charity #elder-scrolls #funding #gillian-grassie #kickstarter #morrowind #record

A harpist has used the Morrowind opening theme to help start a funding drive for her new album. Musician Gillian Grassie was astonished to find she had quickly exceeded her target once the video went viral.

Although she had set a target of $8,000 on Kickstarter to get the album off the ground, she has now reached around $12,500. If Grassie makes it to $15,000 she will release the album in both CD and 12in vinyl.

The Elder Scrolls community has a new, soft, warm place in my heart,’ said Grassie, ‘I’m still picking up the pieces of my mind that were blown to tiny bits yesterday when we exceeded the $8,000 goal in the first five days of fundraising.

The money is going towards studio time, session musicians and producers among other things, and is considered a modest budget for a full-length professional recording. The album will feature mainly live instruments over electronic sampling and will focus on vocals and the harp itself.

We recently wrote a piece revisiting Morrowind and commenters pointed out that there is a lot of deep sentiment for the game. The Morrowind community is still very much active despite the age of the game.

Donations can be made at Grassie’s Kickstarter page if you wish to support her bid for a new album or are a particular fan of the harp.

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