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Swoon and a growing group of musicians and kinetic sound artists are turning a house into an instrument in the city of New Orleans.
357 backers pledged $23,977 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jennifer H Villeneuve on January 5, 2012

      Can't wait until this is completed. So glad the funding was met.
      I too did not receive my gift for pledging $50. i sent you an email with my new address, I would really love it if it could be resent to the Steuben st address i sent it today to you via email.
      Let me know if I need to resend to you.

    2. Creator New Orleans Airlift on November 3, 2011

      Hi Abby,

      I am sorry to hear that you did not receive your card. It was definitely sent out over a month ago. We will send you a new card soon.

      Delaney Martin
      Director, New Orleans Airlift

    3. Creator Abby Travis on November 3, 2011

      Congrats on everything!!!! I never received my premium though. I'm looking forward to the handmade card...

    4. Creator New Orleans Airlift on July 28, 2011

      Liza, thank you for your enthusiasm and support!! We are building on high ground; even the typical summertime monsoon-like rains are a force to be reckoned with (as our builders have seen these past two weeks) so we are committed to keeping our project on dry land as much as possible.

      Michelle, thank you! It would be wonderful if you could come with your children; do check in with our website for performance dates, open hours, and workshops. There will be a lot to do, see, and hear with us soon!

    5. Creator michelle fontenot on July 28, 2011

      iv'e been reading about the kickstarter programs, this one really spoke to me, i'm so glad i joined in with just a little mula and ya'll will be able to build the project, i can't wait to see it and hear it and bring my kids. best of luck!

    6. Creator Liza Langer on July 17, 2011

      Swoon and Airlift,

      I hope that your project goes through, I am excited to see a dream that I have had as an architecture student being pursued by one of my favorite public artists and in city that deserves community involvement. Please have the house be out of the flood zone. This is my only plea. Congratulations and good luck.


    7. Creator New Orleans Airlift on July 12, 2011

      Hi Nick,

      I wanted to give you a personal thank you for your generous pledge, but also for that quote. I will share it with Swoon and the team.

      Delaney Martin
      Director, New Orleans Airlift

    8. Creator Nick Orenstein on July 12, 2011

      "An idea is salvation by imagination" --- Frank Lloyd Wright

    9. Creator Evan Payne on July 11, 2011

      Though I live in Ireland, I will be immensely happy knowing this exists in the world. Well done all.

    10. Creator New Orleans Airlift on July 9, 2011

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your support and your comments. We are excited for you to come play too! You can definitely purchase a screen print of the house separately. Please write me at to discuss.

      Thank you,
      Delaney Martin
      Director, New Orleans Airlift

    11. Creator Hedeer on July 9, 2011

      Good luck what an amazing idea, can't wait to see it -- can we buy the screen print of the house separately? thank you and excited to play around the house!

    12. Creator Union Eighteen on July 8, 2011

      congrats.. can't wait to play!

    13. Creator New Orleans Airlift on July 8, 2011

      It does feel amazing to have so many strangers backing our project! I hope that all of you can make it during one of our performances in October, November, or December!

    14. Creator Gail Standish Ward on July 7, 2011

      Hoo-rah!! I am so glad for you. I cannot imagine the rush you must get from knowing that strangers and friends support your project not just with words but with cashola. Well done. Can't wait to see it.

    15. Creator Patrick Gilmour on July 7, 2011

      Congratulations on reaching your goal!!

    16. Creator Kate Bacon on July 7, 2011

      So happy to support your project - what an amazing idea. Hope to make it back to New Orleans (from Brighton, UK) one day to see it...I was last in the city in 1987! x

    17. Creator New Orleans Airlift on July 7, 2011

      Thanks, Eliza and Mark! We're ridiculously excited right now; all of the support and comments of encouragement mean so much to us.

    18. Creator eliza fernand on July 7, 2011

      this is so great! you are almost to your goal- i hope you make it beyond that.

    19. Creator Mark Tulk on July 6, 2011

      this project is just too awesome for words! all the best reaching your goal!