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ARTIST RESIDENCY AND TOUR OF JAVA AND BALI- Painting, book making, workshops, concerts and recording! To be filmed by Vincent Moon. Read more

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ARTIST RESIDENCY AND TOUR OF JAVA AND BALI- Painting, book making, workshops, concerts and recording! To be filmed by Vincent Moon.

About this project

In September and October of 2011 I will be making my first ever voyage to Indonesia, at the invitation of YES NO WAVE MUSIC and curators involved with the Yogyakarta Museum of Contemporary Art. I will have several weeks’ residency in Yogyakarta where I will be teaching throat-singing workshops and creating murals while also rehearsing with local musicians to create an entirely new version of MALAIKAT DAN SINGA with an all-Indonesian band. In Jakarta we will have use of a recording studio where we will collaboratively compose and record new work. I have also been invited to prepare a book of whatever paintings are produced during my residency for publication in a limited edition artist monograph. The final weeks of my voyage will include a tour with the newly formed band, performing concerts in Jakarta, Malang, Bandung, Solo and Denpasar; some of these concerts will be documented by film maker Vincent Moon, famous for his work with A TAKE AWAY SHOW and LA BLOGOTEQUE/petits planetes.

I am seeking the support of friends, relatives, and fans of my music and artwork to help me cover travel expenses first and foremost. If I am able to raise funds beyond my initial goal of $2000, I would like to set aside some funds for the purchase of musical instruments from experimental musical instrument inventor and builder Wukir, based in Yogyakarta.

I intend to forge collaborative bonds with kindred spirits within Indonesia's experimental arts and performance scene through active engagement with other musicians, artists, and audiences. Through painting, creation of public murals, recording sessions and concerts, I also intend to create new work that transcends commonly defined boundaries of what constitutes low/high culture, East/West, spiritual/profane.

Saya ingin benar-benar baik dalam berbicara bahasa Indonesia, juga!


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    ALL backers donating ANY amount will receive a high quality download of ALL recordings made while in Indonesia- this refers to studio recordings with the new formation of Malaikat dan Singa but will also include any field recordings or rehearsal tapes made during my trip. Undoubtably this will become a future "Malaikat dan Singa" album in some form...

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    Pledges $30 and higher will receive the download AND the brand new Arrington de Dionyso book of drawings called "Songs of Psychic Fire", 36 pages of never before seen erotic line drawings, hand sewn, with 10 pages of HAND PAINTED coloring. This book will ONLY be offered to backers of this Kickstarter and will not be sold at concerts or online. (Non-US backers please estimate an additional $3-$5 for shipping).

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    At the $60 pledge or higher, you receive the download, the handpainted book, AND a beautifully mind-melting HANDMADE LATHE CUT RECORD, with handpainted cover. These recordings are the mothership, you receive the only copy in the world of a specific performance of a song crafted specifically for you and recorded to a plastic plate with a 1940's era record lathe. If you are unfamiliar with my lathe cutting work, please watch this short documentary to learn more- (outside of US, please include additional $3-$5 for shipping expenses).
    Photos of the lathe cut records can be seen at

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    12 backers

    Pledges of $100-$200 will receive all of the above plus an ORIGINAL small painting by Arrington de Dionyso. You may also make special requests- i.e. multiple lathe cut records depending on amount of pledge.

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    The FIRST TEN pledges of $150 will receive everything outlined in the $100 category above AND ALSO a flashdrive with hi quality files OF EVERY ALBUM I HAVE EVER RECORDED. I'm not even sure that will all fit on one drive, so we'll have to figure it out. Maybe I'll have to send you two flashdrives.

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    1 backer

    Pledges of any amount between $200 - $1000 will receive all of the above, plus the equivalent in COMMISSION FREE larger pieces of artwork- dollar per dollar! Meaning, for example- a painting that I would sell for $300 will be yours for $300, or 3 smaller drawings for the same price, etc., without any mark-up= just because you're "pledging" money doesn't mean we gotta do it NPR style and make you pay $100 for a coffee mug! Because this will be new work created in the next few months I won't able to show you photos of the exact pieces per se, but if you see pieces of mine that you like in particular please let me know and I can try to find paintings in a similar style etc.

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    The FIRST TWO pledges of $500 or more will buy my time in creating an original mural that I will paint in your home or place of business. Certain restrictions will apply based on travel needs, etc. and this does not include the cost of paints or other other supplies, only my fee for the creation and execution of the artwork itself.

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    The first backer to pledge $1000 will receive the ORIGINAL PAINTED SCROLL used for the cover of the Malaikat dan Singa album SUARA NAGA- nearly six feet long- !!!

Funding period

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