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Non-Event is a Boston-based concert series that features the finest experimental music from around the world and close to home.
Non-Event is a Boston-based concert series that features the finest experimental music from around the world and close to home.
141 backers pledged $7,965 to help bring this project to life.

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Non-Event is preparing to kick off our twelfth season, and we've already got big plans for 2013. But we need your support to make them happen.

Looking back, 2012 was a phenomenal year for Non-Event. We organized 24 concerts in and around the city, featuring an amazing array of musicians, improvisers, and sound artists. We held these shows in an fantastic collection of spaces, including the Goethe-Institut, the Modern Theatre, New England Conservatory, the School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Industry Lab, the Middlesex, Studio Soto, and Café Fixe.

All of this was made possible in part by the very generous folks who contributed to last year's Kickstarter campaign. Thank you!

Listen to the first two episodes of our Year-In-Review podcasts, featuring music by artists who performed at Non-Events in 2012. Look for more installments in our Kickstarter updates.

2013 promises to be even more ambitious. Some of the shows we're working on will feature Matt Krefting, Felix Kubin, Leif Elggren + C.M. von Hausswolff, Hong Chulki (of Seoul's Balloon + Needle), Judy Dunaway, Katze (Morgan Evans Weiler + Noell Dorsey), Bryan Eubanks, and many other strange and wonderful musicians from all over, as well as local experimental musicians who are shaping the current Boston scene.

Your contribution to this Kickstarter campaign will help us take care of all the things, both big and small, that allow us to make great concerts happen: artist fees and travel costs, venue and equipment rental, web site hosting, graphic design, and so on. It also helps us continue to keep ticket prices low, while still ensuring that artists get paid guaranteed fees rather than relying on door money. In addition, we're offering some lovely rewards to sweeten the deal. 

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Non-Event is an independent nonprofit concert series organized by Susanna Bolle and Benjamin Nelson, with the help of our sound engineer and technical director, Ernst Karel, and a talented and dedicated group of volunteers.

Plus, because we are a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organization, your donations to Non-Event are tax deductible. Win-Win!

Risks and challenges

Non-Event is by its nature a work-in-progress. We face no single, overwhelming challenge, but instead confront many small obstacles. With every concert, we face potential scheduling conflicts, weather "events," and venue and collaborator mishaps.

Over our many years of presenting concerts, however, we've learned how to tackle almost any obstacle that's come our way with the help of our network of friends, volunteers, and supporters.

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    A heartfelt thank you from us via Twitter or email (your choice)!

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    A super-cool Non-Event sticker designed by artist and musician Ashley Paul of Wagtail records

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    Admission for ONE to a 2012 Non-Event Experimental Coffee House at Café Fixe

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    A shiny 2012 Non-Event organic cotton t-shirt designed by Mark Fell of Sensate Focus and SND fame. These shirts will ONLY be available to Kickstarter donors.

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    Admission for you plus a guest to one 2013 Non-Event concert or coffee house.

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    Limited edition, signed mix tape made by sound artist and musician Leif Elggren specially for this Non-Event Kickstarter campaign.

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    Admission to ALL 2013 monthly experimental coffee houses at Café Fixe

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    Pre-concert dinner for one in the green room at ONE Non-Event concert in 2013. Dinner (vegetarian, vegan, or omnivore; allergies accommodated) by Prose. Includes drinks.

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    Posters from Non-Event's 2013 concerts signed by the performers.

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    Complimentary admission for you plus a guest to ALL 2013 concerts and experimental coffee houses

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    A Golden Ticket: Complimentary admission for one to ALL Non-Event concerts and coffee houses for 5 years

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