Sail into History with Louis Tillett and
the National Film and Sound Archives.
You too, can become a part of Australian
Music History by contributing to the
"Living Archive" of the
music and story of Louis Tillett, while
he undertakes new projects
to stay afloat, and achieve the goals
of his mission....
His entire body of work is being
actively collected, preserved
and collated, and is awaiting the
curation and presentation
in Canberra, Australia.
Before this can happen, the material must be digitized, while
still preserving the delicate source material.
This is an ongoing process that requires ongoing funding.
Although Louis has been identified as a "Priority Heritage Artist of
Cultural Significance", the resources and funding,
of the NFSA are limited. And this is where your philanthropy is important.
As often stated before, this website is the portal between you and
this ongoing project. And it will, ultimately, itself be donated to the
NFSA. But even a website such as this, costs money to maintain,
and to upgrade as and when required.
If you donate now, you can help expedite the Mission of
the National Film and Sound Archives. Together, we have already
managed to build an important and rare archive of
Master Tapes, Press, Photos, Videos and other source material.
And of course - this website is significant, in how much we have been
able to source from the public, much of which was thought to be lost.
And to celebrate, at it's launch - we shared ALL the music and content
for free, as promised to our donors.
But the job is incomplete, hence our need to commercialize, to a small
extent, the Music. Hence our move to release everything on Digital
Platforms elsewhere, and include a SHOP here, now.
Ultimately, this was to introduce the music to new audiences,
through a worldwide release, giving greater access to the archive.
So please help us in this partnership with the National Film and
Sound Archives of Australia - which was always agreed to
be a Permanent Public record - that would require Private funding
to achieve it's Mission.
For more information about this project:
Please visit the MISSION page on the website.
If you wish to make a serious one off tax-deductible
donation or in-kind service to assist these goals
please contact Louis directly
at [email protected] where
you can discuss it further with him.
Whether it be by Land or Sea, the journey and
the story of Louis Tillett continues to evolve.
The swell, rises and falls.
The winds carry us hither and thither.
The tides, drawn by the Moon and the Sun,
the Earth and the Universe are ever-changing.
Everything experiences constant change.
None are immune.
If you would like to become a Patron,
and keep the "Ship of Dreams" afloat,
you may like to make a one off donation,
or a recurring donation. In return, we will send you
links to the album or albums of your choice.
This is not a fixed reward system.
It is about whatever you can afford and
whatever brings you satisfaction.
But we are more than happy to reward you
in whatever way is possible.
A small recap on the Journey (since 2015).
Many of the outcomes below were only made
possible due to Crowdfunding, and Social Media,
and Direct Support through Campaigns such
as this Donorbox platform. So, at the outset,
please accept Louis' heartfelt appreciation, for
enabling him to achieve the following:
This year Louis has launched his
Entire Catalog on various key Digital Platforms.
He has also been able to not only Debut
"The Art of Darkness" (in 2015),
but to stage it again (in 2017),
and both times, in front of great
numbers of appreciative audiences.
It is now an established line-up, with the promise of
future concerts a viable option.
He also now has plans for other combos,
and collaborations, as a vehicle for his
Live and Recorded Music.
And very much thanks to your support,
he has been able to continue to host
www.louistillettmusic.com, for the purposes of
his project with the National Film and Sound Archives.
And he has since launched www.louistillett.com as his
International "Splash" page, to link to the many blogs
around the world who have referenced this site,
from it's earliest appearances, from web authors, past.
He is now creatively free to move on to new works.
Now, as Louis writes a New Album, and records an Audio Book,
he will be Sailing, on a boat that has become his new home.
And he will also be attempting to cover as much ground as possible,
by performing at Festivals, Concerts, and even Invite Only
Parlor Gigs over 2018 and 2019.
You can stay abreast of his movements
by Subscribing to his website.
You can also become an active Patron,
and come aboard "The Ship of Dreams" -
by following his adventure through active posts at
But if you want to really put the
wind in his sails,
and fuel in his tanks,
your donation here would be most welcome
and helpful at this important
stage of the next part of his journey.
We will send you a receipt and email in return.
And we are more than happy to send you MP3, M4A or FLAC files -
for any of his albums, and videos.
And we are open to other ideas too.
Any general enquiries can be directed