Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 23, 2010.


"audio ergo sum: music for being" is a music festival that celebrates the extraordinary moments of every day living in New York City.

What Audio Ergo Sum is a one-night festival where we invite musicians, filmmakers and multimedia artists to collaborate and transform an urban space into a playground of magical realism. The first festival, AES//ONE, is a collaboration between the innovative artists from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and visionary musicians spanning diverse genres including 8-bit godfather Nullsleep and conservatory-trained-pop-stars Cuddle Magic. The result is a unique evening of interactive music performance, video projection, light sculpture and public art that will take over Park Slope's Washington Park and the Old Stone House. Cool! When and where? I'm there. Friday, April 30th, 7-10pm. The Old Stone House/Washington Park, Park Slope, Brooklyn. 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th St. Take the R to Union St, or the F or G to 4th Avenue. So why the mula? A lot of really talented and generous artists are donating their time, energy and tremendous skills towards making the festival an incredible and unique experience. We'd like to keep the festival free and accessible to as many people as possible in the community, but we need money for materials that range from renting projectors to sculptural materials to crazy blinky things and stuff to make sounds with. All very fun, we promise. Please consider supporting us by getting a limited-edition 7-inch single at $10, or any of the other amazing rewards donated to us by the artists.


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    Internet immortality as a virtual arts patron on, including a personalized certificate of acknowledgment available for your own printing and perusal.

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    Free limited edition 7" vinyl record for the first 500 attendees to bring their kickstarter payment confirmation.

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    Free test pressing of the limited edition 7" and a mention in the AES//ONE program.

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    All of the above and a PRIVATE PHYSICAL COMPUTING LESSON (including a free arduino) AND bottle of Ari's favorite Flemish Red beer, Duchesse de Borgogne from PARK SLOPE's own BIERKRAFT. No one has ever been disappointed. Have you ever wanted to make your own custom bike blinker or a computer mouse that you control with your arms or a jukebox that makes you look like the Fonz? This is your chance! Cheaper than many classes, and this is a private lesson!

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    All of the above (7" RECORD and PHYSICAL COMPUTING LESSON/ARDUINO and yes, the delicious beer) AND your very own VINYL TURNTABLE to play your brand new vinyl record on. Come on, you know you've been wanting one for a while. Listen to your new record over your stereo, your headphones or even your computer speakers!

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    All of the above (7" RECORD and PHYSICAL COMPUTING LESSON/ARDUINO and yes, the delicious beer and RECORD PLAYER) and a MUSIC VIDEO OF YOUR LIFE created by the Audio Ergo Sum collective!

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    All of the above (7" RECORD and PHYSICAL COMPUTING LESSON, the delicious beer and RECORD PLAYER AND the MUSIC VIDEO) AND your choice of a CONCERT or DJ PARTY at your discretion. Pick a date, invite all of your friends and have a dance party or an intimate show. We'll arrange the venue and all the logistics.

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