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Chris Opperman and Kurt Morgan follow in their hero Frank Zappa's footsteps to bring you something both beautiful and strange
Chris Opperman and Kurt Morgan follow in their hero Frank Zappa's footsteps to bring you something both beautiful and strange
228 backers pledged $9,123 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    Your Name on a Website!

    We're going to make a webpage called "People Who Were Willing to Give Us at Least a Dollar" and put your (or "a") name on it. You'll be famous!

    You'll also receive access to backer-only updates.

    All backers will receive these rewards!

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    • Our sincerest gratitude
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    Pledge US$ 11 or more About US$ 11

    Chamber Audiophile!

    You will receive high-res .WAV files of all the songs on the album!

    Considering this is music for listening, we can't imagine you not wanting this.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Ye Olde Physical CD!

    Way back in the dark ages, people used to buy these things called Compact Discs (CD's). See, in the prehistoric era there were these things called LP's (Large Pupils) that played music when you stabbed it in the eye with a needle and rotated it. Eventually, they figured out how to make lasers do it, which was more efficient, and thus were able to make them compact.

    At this level, you get all previous rewards and we will mail you a CD of our choice. It'll probably be a different Chris Opperman album, but no guarantees.

    [If you already have all of Chris's albums and pick this option, let us know, and we'll definitely send you something very random.]

    You also get all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • Backer-only updates
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    Pledge US$ 36 or more About US$ 36

    Multiple Ye Olde Physical CD's!

    We will send you 2 (or more) CD's which may or may not have Chris's music on them.

    We will also give you high-res .WAV versions of the songs from Chris's 2012 EP Studio House which has his fully licensed cover of Frank Zappa's song "Blessed Relief." (Thank you, Gail).

    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Backer-only updates
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    Pledge US$ 66 or more About US$ 66

    Musical Nameplate!

    [Early adopters only - Will be made available at a higher price once sold out]

    Chris will compose a very short (and likely bizarre) original melody based on your name or the name of your business. This will include a print-out and .PDF that you can use to make a logo or letterhead along with a MIDI file that can be used as your ringtone.

    You also get all the prior rewards.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Backer-only updates
    • Musical Nameplate
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    Pledge US$ 111 or more About US$ 111

    Fall Into a Mystery....

    [Early adopters only -- will be made available at a higher price if sold out].

    In addition to all the prior rewards, you will receive a unique one-page indeterminate "mystery piece" or "secret" written and autographed by Opperman in his signature purple pen.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Musical Nameplate
    • Backer-only updates
    • Unique, signed original mystery piece or secret
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    Pledge US$ 333 or more About US$ 333

    ...or Ride to Adventure

    In addition to all the prior rewards, Opperman will compose and dedicate to you a one-to-two page solo piece for an instrument of your choice on a topic of your choice. You can choose between four difficulties: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or bonkers.

    (This is limited to 20 and will not be offered at a higher price if sold out).

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Musical Nameplate
    • We will forever think that you are cool
    • Unique, signed original mystery piece or secret
    • Backer-only updates
    • 1-2 page original solo composition
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    Pledge US$ 1,111 or more About US$ 1,111

    Upgrade Our Sounds!

    While we are happy with the vast majority of the sounds we are currently using and are endeavoring to make them sound as close to actual humans as possible, we could use higher quality solo string samples.

    At this level, you will have single-handedly decided to make that a reality! Your contribution will have a direct and immediate effect on this project and future projects we decide to do.

    In exchange for that, you will receive a fairly large Opperman original abstract painting called "Le Jazz," as well as all the rewards from the $1 - $111 tiers. The painting isn't finished but we would be happy to show you an in progress photo if this is something you are seriously interested in.

    [NOTE: We will contact you when it is time to ship the painting about additional shipping charges + insurance. Thanks for understanding!].

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Musical Nameplate
    • Opperman original painting "Le Jazz"
    • We will forever think that you are cool
    • Unique, signed original mystery piece or secret
    • Backer-only updates
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    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    Let's Get Physical!

    If you choose this, we will not only print physical CD's, but we will send them to every backer who has pledged $25 or more at no extra charge to them.

    I have to admit that I have nostalgia for the good old days when I used to personally mail all the CD's to the lovely people around the world who ordered them and will enjoy doing it again. Each CD will have your real or fake personal or business name printed on the back (keep it clean) thanking you for doing this.

    This is the most altruistic reward since you'll be giving presents to lots of people! You will also get all the rewards from the $1 - $333 tiers plus many random things. We will hook you up.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Autographed copies of all the scores on the album
    • Musical Nameplate
    • Many random things
    • Everyone who pledged $25+ gets a physical copy thanks to you!
    • We will forever think that you are cool
    • Backer-only updates
    • Unique, signed original mystery piece or secret
    • 1-2 page original solo composition
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    Pledge US$ 4,000 or more About US$ 4,000

    Bizarro World!

    Choosing this reward will allow us to produce a note perfect studio recording of Opperman's mini-operetta "Tales from the Bizarro World," a parody about what "good music" is. The work was debuted by Ekmeles and had other great performances by C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective!

    The recording will be released as a single and every backer at the $10+ range will receive a high-res .WAV file.

    You will be credited as the Executive Producer of the recording and will be welcome to observe the recording session somewhere in NYC (hotels/transportation not included).

    If you are seriously considering this, Chris will be happy to send you a demo and .PDF copy of the score.

    Furthermore, in Summer 2020, Chris will compose a short (4-6 minute) original work for up to four instruments of your choice (within reason), which will be dedicated to you and included on a (hopeful) future release.

    You will also receive all the rewards from $1 - $333 tiers and many random things.

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Autographed copies of all the scores on the album
    • Musical Nameplate
    • Many random things
    • An original Chris Opperman piece for up to 4 instruments
    • Executive Producer credit - "Tales from the Bizarro World"
    • We will forever think that you are cool
    • Backer-only updates
    • Unique, signed original mystery piece or secret
    • 1-2 page original solo composition
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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Klavierstücke II

    At this tier level, you will have decided to fund a new solo piano album and you will be credited as the Executive Producer of the album.

    Furthermore, in Summer 2020, Chris will compose an original solo piano work of at least 9 minutes in duration on a topic of your choice, which will also be dedicated to you.

    In addition to all the $1 - $333 rewards (plus many random things and totally free shipping), you will receive autographed scores of all the non-improvised pieces on the future solo piano album.

    (Please note this reward will take a long time to fully deliver).

    Includes:
    • Our sincerest gratitude
    • Your name on a website
    • High-res .WAV files of Chamber Music
    • Ye Old Physical CD
    • High-res .WAV files of 2012 EP Studio House
    • Autographed copies of all the scores on the album
    • Musical Nameplate
    • Many random things
    • Executive Producer credit - Klavierstücke II
    • An original Chris Opperman solo piano composition 10+ minutes
    • Totally free shipping worldwide on all these items
    • We will forever think that you are cool
    • Backer-only updates
    • Autographed copies of all Klavierstücke II scores
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