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A solo artist based out of Duluth, MN is recording her first album of original songs.
A solo artist based out of Duluth, MN is recording her first album of original songs.
124 backers pledged $7,832 to help bring this project to life.

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The Album

The song playing in the video above is Oh, What A Morning (it fades out before the final verse). It is just one of ten songs that will be featured on this album. I've been performing these songs locally over the last two years and now I'm so excited to get them out there for the rest of the world to hear!

The album was home-recorded by myself and has been mixed by Adam Krinsky of Bellows Studio in St. Paul, MN. The next steps in the process will be to get the album mastered, design the artwork, and send it off for replication.

The Cost of Producing this album

The true cost of producing this album is far more than my goal of $6000. I am seeking funds to pay only for the mixing, mastering, and replication of 1000 CDs. Here is a breakdown of the costs for which I'm seeking support through this Kickstarter: 

Mixing $3000

Mastering $1000

Graphic Design $500

Manufacturing of CDs $1500

Costs I am covering myself are: Recording gear ($3500 including computer, software, interface, microphones), the sourcing and assembling of rewards ($1000 for zine copying, T-shirts, prints, etc.), and Kickstarter fees (approx. 8%-10% of total pledged amount so at least $480). 

Some notes about the Rewards: 

The Art Zine (pronounced 'zeen') is a small photocopied booklet (mini-magazine) of original sketches, musings, photos, & text. For this Kickstarter project I will be making a special new zine available only to backers. Each one will be signed. Here are some pics of the cover and inside pages of a previous zine I made: 

Cover and pages from my first Ingeborg von Agassiz zine, 2015
Cover and pages from my first Ingeborg von Agassiz zine, 2015

About the 8x10 Art Prints: I am also a painter and these prints are of a few of my favorite acrylic paintings I've made in the last few years. Prints will be unmatted and unframed. 

Beard Party
Beard Party

 

Charlie Party
Charlie Party

 

Rose Bush
Rose Bush

About the T-Shirts: I'm super excited I will be working with Duluth Screen Printing for the creation of my first-ever run of T-shirts! I will post updates on what the actual T-shirt design will look like as soon as I know. In the meantime, check out their website and feast your eyes on the video that runs in the background. I could watch it on repeat all day.

http://www.duluthscreenprinting.com

Original 8x10 Watercolor and Typewriter Text Artwork: Each watercolor artwork will include text printed from an antique Underwood No. 5 typewriter (you see me typing on it in the video!). The text will be derived from Ingeborg von Agassiz song lyrics. No two watercolor artworks will be the same. Here are some prototypes of what this artwork might look like (these images are just to give you an idea - it's going to be a fun surprise to see what you'll get!): 

Watercolor & text prototypes
Watercolor & text prototypes

 Wanna hear more right now? 

Check out: www.youtube.com/c/ingeborgvonagassiz

 

Risks and challenges

It's possible that the project timeline could delay because of last minute-changes being made to the album or because of technical difficulties - but I will update as the project goes along.

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    Digital Download of entire album ahead of the release date.

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    Signed Copy of CD

    A signed copy of the CD shipped to your door. I'll get your mailing info once the Kickstarter period is complete. Plus, you will receive a digital download as listed right below.

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    Art Zine

    A signed copy of an exclusive (for backers only!) art zine shipped to your door along with the extra treasures listed right below.

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    Screen Printed T-Shirt

    A screen-printed Ingeborg von Agassiz T-Shirt! The shirt will be dark charcoal with a white Ingeborg von Agassiz logo on front in lovely soft cotton/poly blend fabric and available in either men's regular fit or women's contoured fit. You will be surveyed via email at the end of the Kickstarter period for your size. Plus, you will receive all the lovely gifts as listed below.

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    Giclée Art Print

    An 8x10 giclée print of an original acrylic painting by Ingeborg! Pigment-based inks on archival paper. You will be surveyed via email at the end of the Kickstarter on your choice of either Beard Party, Charlie Party, or Rose Bush. See description for images! Plus, you will receive all the fantastic rewards as listed below.

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    Your Name in the Album!

    You're a pretty big deal around here! Your name will be printed in the album liner notes for your generosity. Plus, you'll receive TWO giclée art prints of your choice along with the other treasures listed right below.

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    All Three Giclée Art Prints

    All three beautiful 8x10 giclée art prints are yours! Beard Party, Charlie Party, and Rose Bush. Plus, you get your name in the album's liner notes and all the other rewards listed right below.

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    • Your Name In Album
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    Original Watercolor & Text Artwork

    An original 8x10 artwork on paper with authentic antique typewriter-printed text, ink, and watercolor, featuring a unique drawing and some original Ingeborg song lyrics, made just for YOU. Each one will be different. See the images in the description to get an idea of what your one-of-a-kind piece might look like! Plus, you get all the sweet rewards listed below.

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    • All Three Giclée Art Prints
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    House Concert in the Twin Ports

    You've been dreaming of throwing a house party with live music so let's knock this one off your bucket list! I will come to your home (within Duluth, Superior, Proctor, Hermantown) with a sound system in tow and perform up to two 40 minute sets. Sets may include a cover of your choice with advance notice. We will schedule this together sometime between August 2017 and Dec. 23rd, 2017. Plus, you will receive all the rewards listed below.

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    House Concert OUTSIDE of Duluth

    Throw a party with Ingeborg von Agassiz and you'll be the coolest kid in town. I will come to your home (within 350 miles of Duluth, MN) with a sound system in tow and perform up to two 40-minute sets for 20-40 people. Sets may include a cover of your choice with advance notice. We will schedule this together sometime between August 2017 and Dec. 23rd, 2017. Plus, you will receive all the rewards listed below.

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    • Watercolor & Text Artwork
    • All Three Giclée Art Prints
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    Original Painting & More

    You make my world go round!!! For this generous seed of support, you will have lifetime V.I.P. status in my book. Your name will be on the guest list at all my headlining shows from here on out. I will thank you in the liner notes of every album I ever make. AND I will make a painting just for you. Approximate size would be 24x36 (or smaller if that's what you want). You can give me general ideas or subject matter and I'll make a painting for you *in my style* (no portraiture!). You will receive your painting (separate from your other rewards, which will be shipped to you as soon as they are ready) when we have your house concert which we will together schedule between August 2017 and December 23rd, 2017. Plus, you will receive all the rewards listed below.

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Funding period

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