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We have added multiple new combination pledge levels. Scroll down for more info and feel free to email if you don't see a combination pledge that suits you. We can create one for whatever reward combination you're after.
With your help The Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bertoia Studios and Important Records will be able to make the highest possible quality digital transfers of the 350+ reels of unheard sessions that Harry Bertoia left behind when he died in 1978.
Harry Bertoia is a renowned sculptor, print maker, jewelry maker, furniture designer and sound artist. Become a part of this important project to launch Harry Bertoia into the twenty-first century and preserve a piece of modern art and music history.
Thank you for your support! It's appreciated immensely.
Bertoia heard the resonant possibilities in the metals he used and in the late fifties he began working on sound sculptures he called Sonambient. Later in the decade he moved his private collection of Sonambient sculptures into a renovated Pennsylvania Deutsch fieldstone barn. In this atypical concert hall, over a period of ten years, he recorded more than 350 reels of tape. From these sessions he sourced the material for his eleven self-released Sonambient LPs, the final creative masterworks of his lifetime.
With your help we can fund the studio gear necessary to create the highest possible digital archive of Harry Bertoia's reels of recordings. This studio will also transfer the original reels from Harry Bertoia's 11 self-released records which will become the upcoming Sonambient box set. Become a part of this important project. We ask you to join us as we impart on this important project; sponsorship status is available for you or your business.
Though the fundamental goal of this project is to fund the tape transfer studio, any additional funds raised will be used in the manufacturing of the Sonambient CD box set and, potentially, an LP edition of the same set.
More information regarding the re-launch of Harry Bertoia's Sonambient label will be available soon.
COMBINATION #1 $85
Sonambient t-shirt + poster
Combination #2 $135
T-shirt, poster, unreleased LP
Combination #3 $160
T-shirt, Polaroid pack, unreleased LP
Combination #4 $170
T-shirt, poster, unreleased LP in Kickstarter exclusive color vinyl
Combination #5 $185
T-shirt and test pressing in letterpressed jacket
Combination #6 $210
T-shirt, Polaroid pack, unreleased LP in Kickstarter exclusive color vinyl
Combination #7 $235
Sonambient t-shirt and 11CD box set
Risks and challenges
Production delays are always a risk when dealing with archival analog sources but we built in a little extra time to make sure you get your rewards when you expect them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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