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Funding needed to produce Do You Dream in Color? a CD of music by Adolphe, Rodrigo, Faure, Sivan, performed by blind mezzo Laurie Rubin
112 backers pledged $21,405 to help bring this project to life.

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Blind mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin's moving poem called Do You Dream in Color? is set to music by Bruce Adolphe. Laurie has recorded this 20-minute song with pianist Marija Stroke for Bridge Records. They are seeking funds to help produce, manufacture and market the recording.

Watch the video to hear Laurie speak about the message and meaning of this project and to hear some of the music.

Do you Dream in Color?  explores Laurie's reactions to frequent questions about her abilities and perceptions as a blind person. The recording will also feature songs by the blind composer Joaquin Rodrigo, songs by Gabriel Fauré, and a new song cycle written for Laurie, in Hebrew, called In the Mountains of Jerusalem by the composer Noam Sivan. Marija Stroke is the pianist for all the music on the CD except for the songs by Sivan, who plays the piano himself for those.

Funds are being sought to cover the essentials only (no artist fees), which include recording, editing, CD manufacturing, artwork, hall and piano rental and moving, marketing. All funds will be received by Artful Thinkers, Inc., a non-profit that is turning over all proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign to the Do You Dream in Color? recording project.

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    A thank you listing on Laurie Rubin's website.

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    An advance copy of the CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    An advance copy of the CD (signed by Laurie Rubin, Bruce Adolphe and Marija Stroke) and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    A grab bag of CD's of music and performances by Laurie Rubin, Bruce Adolphe and Marija Stroke (in collaboration with other artists). Plus a signed CD of Do You Dream in Color? and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    A piece of jewelry designed and made by Laurie Rubin, plus a signed CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    A published copy of the musical score to Do You Dream in Color? signed by Bruce, Laurie and Marija, plus a signed CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    Dinner for you and your guest with the artists, plus a signed CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    A house concert by Laurie and Marija in your home. Invite your guests for a private concert. Plus a signed CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    You can commission the poem, Do You Dream In Color? - after the fact! Your name will be associated with the poem in perpetuity, on the published score, poem and recording. Also, a copy of the poem signed by the Laurie Rubin. Plus a signed CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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    You can commission the music - after the fact! Your name will be published on the title page of the score and on the recording, and will be associated with this musical composition in perpetuity. Also, a page of the manuscript in the composer's handwriting signed by Bruce Adolphe. Plus a signed CD and a thank you on Laurie's website.

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