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California-based music & performance art ensemble, Corpus Callosum, will be going to great lengths to craft their first studio album.

[photos in our video are

rubin110 and ©atomicmonk, respectively; busking video clip is by Colin Fahrion ]

Wow! Our project has generated $4,000 in 13 days. That is amazing. It is touching to see how strongly people believe in this band's potential to make great art. We have big plans for this album and, as the pitch video points out, $4,000 is just our minimum production cost. So if you are thinking about donating now consider that at this point in our fund-raising you are not only guaranteed a return on your investment (because the album is now guaranteed to be made) but you will directly contributing to the production cost of the album. By your donation you are, therefor, raising the quality of the product you will eventually receive. There are also plenty of other gifts still available. So please keep donating and thank you.

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Hi everyone,

Corpus Callosum has spent the last six years sonically experimenting, building unusual instruments, collecting talented members, honing our song writing craft and blending puppetry and performance art into our live shows. There are now seven of us. Our music has now crystallized into folk-haunted orchestration--a sound that has been called “both behind and ahead of their time” (Joe Younglove, KZUM, Lincoln, NE). It is finally time now to make our first full length in-studio album. We can’t do this without you.

(photo ©atomicmonk)

We have already raised half of our minimum production cost from touring and busking, from writing film scores for an award winning short-film director and from an unsolicited grant from the Belle Foundation for Cultural Development. We are, however, still 50% short of our estimated minimum costs for this project. We are asking for your help.

(photo ©neiltron)

For your donation you can receive an advanced digital-download of the album, you can have a selection from our back catalog of unreleased tracks or you can even have an original personalized piece of art from one of the band members.

Over the last year and a half we have turned our energies toward bigger and bigger artistic projects. Corpus Callosum’s last project, for instance, was our first music video. Rather than shooting a conventional video, we used still cameras to combine time-lapse and stop-motion in order to make a 3 minute video that spans the course of an entire day. With the help of our friends we were able to pull off this large production for under $200. With your help we will pull off our biggest artistic project, by far: our album!

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yerdua)

As our projects grow in scale and scope, so too the involvement of our fan base grows in scale and scope. It is therefore only natural that we come to you now to ask for your involvement in this, our largest project yet. This is how Corpus Callosum does its best work. Please be a part of our album.

We are currently in conversation with a few indie record labels, looking for support with promotion and distribution for the album once it is finished. We will go to even greater artistic lengths with this project than with our last project; we will create an album which is innovative, unusual and a work of art. It will be well worth your investment. So please do invest.

Thank you very much!

Corpus Callosum




(example of construction paper art by Andrea Craver)



(example of watercolor by Dax Tran-Caffee)



(example of photo collage by Stephanie Bailey)

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    NOSTALGIA - we will think on you fondly from time to time.

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    ADVANCED ALBUM DOWNLOAD - you'll get an advanced digital download of the album as soon as it is mastered.

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    ALBUM PRE-ORDER - we'll send you the new album on CD as soon as it's pressed as well as a download and poster of our last EP, "Machine Under Its Own Spell."

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    B-SIDES - a CD-R with a selection of 5 tracks from our unreleased catalog of songs recorded 2006-2009, in addition to a CD of the upcoming album plus a poster and download of "Machine Under Its Own Spell."

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    FAN CLUB - a limited-edition print of our paper-boat press photo (signed/numbered by photographer Heather Hryciw), and an *autographed* CD of the upcoming album.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES - a digital download of the UNCUT PRE-MASTERED tracks (inclusive of all the Corpus chatter) as soon as the mixing is finished, plus the press photo and signed CD.

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    IN THE CREDITS - a digital download of the uncut pre-mastered tracks (inclusive of all the Corpus chatter) as soon as the mixing is finished, plus the press photo, a signed CD and YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES OF THE UPCOMING ALBUM!

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - a signed/numbered collage-photograph by STEPHANIE, with all of the "fan club" rewards, and with your name in the liner notes of the upcoming album!

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - an original 4"x6" watercolor painting by DAX, with all of the "fan club" rewards, and with your name in the liner notes of the upcoming album.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - one-of-a-kind handmade construction paper art by ANDREA, with all of the "fan club" rewards, and with your name in the liner notes of the upcoming album.

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    ARTWORK COLLECTION - one-of-a-kind personalized works of art from TWO of the three artists mentioned above, with all of the "fan club" rewards, and with your name in the liner notes of the upcoming album.

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    ARTWORK COLLECTION - ALL THREE of the above items of original artwork, with all of the "fan club" rewards, and your name in the liner notes of the upcoming album.

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    CORPUS CALLOSUM WILL WRITE YOU A SONG - we will write you a song, record it, and send it to you, as well as one piece of original personalized art and everything else mentioned above.

Funding period

- (45 days)