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Viking-themed a cappella music telling stories of the Norse Gods, focusing on Odin, Loki, the murder of Baldur, and Snorri Sturlson.
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Interview, videos, "Stories & Stone" home stretch, new digital add-ons, and a surprise...

Posted by Ada Palmer (Creator)

Hello, friends of Sassafrass!  We have some new fun links to share, a video of Ada & Lauren singing "My Brother, My Enemy" at OVFF last year, and an awesome new interview with Ada Palmer on Buzzymag, discussing her novel series forthcoming from Tor Books, as well as music, anime research and Renaissance history research. 

Meanwhile, our new "Stories & Stone" Kickstarter campaign has hit the home stretch! We have just passed $5,000, and have only $750 to go. The first $5,000 will cover CD production, but with this last $750 we'll be able to upgrade our audio tech for our new Chicago studio, to keep the great music coming! We're also hoping to be funded soon so we can order our looper in time to use it at our summer concerts. If we keep up the energy, we could be funded this weekend, and definitely in time for the CD and looper to be ready for Worldcon. So if you haven't already pitched in toward the new CD, now the best time! And if you've already supported "Stories & Stone," please keep sharing the news about the campaign!

NEW DIGITAL ADD-ONS: We had a lot of enthusiasm for our new digital Add-Ons for the "Stories & Stone" campaign, especially the digital libretto, so we are adding a few more. Now you can order a PDF Sundown Complete Score, with sheet music for all the Norse pieces, for $25. You can also order a PDF collection of all Ada's non-Norse music, including sheet music, lyrics sheets and guitar parts for many songs to make it easy to perform them yourselves, for $20. So if you didn't get the physical copies in the "Sundown" Kickstarter, now is your chance to order both and you'll have every note, lyric and chord on all of our collections, for just $45. 

Finally, as we close in on our first target, we want to share this hint about a special project we have planned as an intermediate stretch-goal between the "Stories & Stone" CD and the "Friend in the Dark" CD. This is a digital-only collection, which could only be digital because it could never possibly fit on a CD; when finished it will include three hours of music including all the solo, duet and trio sub-arrangements of the most ambitious piece in our repertoire. Want to enjoy? Then spread the word to help us make our last $750 so we can start toward this new Teaching Collection!


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