It's been an intense few days for the Sonic Trace + Burbuja team!
First on the agenda, THANK YOU for making La Burbuja a reality - exactly the way Hugo envisioned it. La Burbuja + Sonic Trace is reaching that lovely stage where the project is telling us what it needs to be. Four months ago, Eric (co-producer) and I were looking up plywood prices in Home Depot, setting dates with Harriet Ells (KCRW Program Director) to start nailing and gluing in her backyard. And alas, Frances Anderton, Hugo Martínez, Kickstarter and you - our Burbuja Backers!
Thank you, you've really made a difference in giving Sonic Trace an identity and offering communities across Los Angeles a special space where they can share their stories. With your contribution, you are making public media, truly public. We will keep you posted on the first stop of La Burbuja once it's in full dress. We'll also keep on sending pics of progress if you don't mind. It's Exciting stuff!
You should receive your rewards by the end of next month. Some of you were sent a "Kickstarter survey" email recently. Please reply with your mailing address to redeem you award.
Keep Sonic Trace on your radar, like us on facebook (www.kcrw.com/sonictrace), tweet about us @SonicTrace_KCRW and stay tuned for our first radio+video series about Zapotecos in Los Angeles airing this Fall on KCRW.
Lastly, below is La Burbuja on Friday, the second the Kickstarter ended. She celebrates!
Lots of alegría on this end. Thank you. Anayansi, Hugo, Eric, Christin, Paola & Javier
Wait! Never enough thank yous:
A very special thanks to the Awesome Foundation who jump started La Burbuja. You guys are awesome! (I bet you get that a lot)
Some shout outs to people working hard every day to help give birth to Sonic Trace:
Sue Schardt, Noland Walker, Jessica Clark and everyone at AIR; Jennifer Ferro, Harriet Ells, Jacob Conrad, Gary Scott, Frances Anderton, Alyssa King and over a dozen more people at KCRW, Carmen Vidal, Megan Pryor, Carlos Linares, the guys at Varo Sheet Metal Design Work, Dangar Engineering, Hugo's family, the López family at Guelaguetza Restaurant (Bricia&Fernando!), Julieta Mendez, Gaspar Riva-Salgado and the amazing folks at Zeega. And about 100 more.
Also, did you know that:
Sonic Trace is part of Localore, an initiative of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding from the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It's home is KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The project is co-produced by Zeega, a non-profit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling.
Check out nine more uber-awesome Localore projects, here: http://airmediaworks.org/localore