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Preparing the 6th Annual Journey to the Apex of Sonic Innovation and Fearlessness: New Media Art and Sound Summit 2014. Read more

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Preparing the 6th Annual Journey to the Apex of Sonic Innovation and Fearlessness: New Media Art and Sound Summit 2014.

Austin, TX Music
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Church of the Friendly Ghost and Austin Museum of Digital Art present the New Media Art and Sound Summit (NMASS) from Thursday, June 12th until Saturday, June 14th, 2014. The festival will feature music performances, sound installations, film screenings, and workshops!

Your contribution to this campaign underwrites the production of NMASS, paying for things such as artist travel, accommodation, equipment rentals, sound engineering, and venue costs. Your support is an investment in a creative summit which contributes to the unique cultural identity of our great city! 100% of admissions proceeds are paid to our featured guest artists and performers. NMASS and COTFG are completely volunteer-run. You can support this campaign even if you're not in Austin or can't attend the festival in person!

Here is a partial list of artists and musicians confirmed so far for NMASS 2014:

J.G. Thirlwell (NYC; Foetus, Manorexia) performing with a string quartet and separately with Noveller (NYC; Important Records), Stephen Farris, Flcon Fcker, S U R V I V E, Chad Mossholder (of Twine), Malloc, SYMBOL, Xander Harris, Kyle Evans (of Cracked Ray Tube), Vision System, Sounding Vessels, Bourdon Ensemble, Steve Parker / Bob Hoffnar / Jason Phelps trio, CotFG iOS app ensemble, Scott Stark / Allison Leigh Holt (SF) film performance, Code in Motion film program curated by Clint Enns (Toronto), Vanessa Gelvin sound installation, Meason Wiley cymatics demonstration, Bleep Labs DIY synth workshop, Gary Wilson, Weasel Walter / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith trio, Moonsicles, Aunt's Analog, Bradley Telcom Ensemble, Darcy Neal, and more!

Church of the Friendly Ghost is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit cultural arts organization founded in Austin in 2003. We operate under the sponsorship of Salvage Vanguard Theater, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with support from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. All contributions, other than ticket purchases, are federal tax deductible. Tax exempt status information available on request.

The full 3 day festival pass is just $40! You can purchase that right here, right now by backing us at that level!

Regular t-shirts designed by Lindsey Taylor and Stephen Fishman or NMASS Exclusive T-Shirts designed by Laurel Barickman of Recspec.org!

Limited-edition crocheted ghosties by Jill Kieschnick
Limited-edition crocheted ghosties by Jill Kieschnick

 New incentive: Bleep Ghost!  Available at the $200 level.

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    The Big Thank You! We appreciate support at all levels and will greet you with a personal thank you at the festival, plus a hug from COTFG volunteers if you'd like one! This premium is available to anyone who contributes $10 or more, regardless of any other premiums selected.

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    Pledging at this level will get you a copy of the Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) Julius Eastman Memory Depot CD. This is the orginal recording of Jace’s stunning interpretations of works by post-minimalist composer Julius Eastman, for two grand pianos, voice and electronic processing. The album served as the basis for the live event the Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, which COTFG and the UT VAC presented in Austin this year! These were not available at the show, so here's your chance to get one, and help fund NMASS!

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    COTFG has an app! Bentrax has created a wonderful audio mixing app for the iphone and tablet that is stocked with loops composed by COTFG artists and their strange friends! Set the mood for your next HopstepChillOceandrone house party with these super secret mixes!

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    NMASS T-Shirt! Select from one of two exclusive designs by Laurel Barickman of Recspec.org, or select our regular "Circle of Ghosts" shirt!

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    Limited edition silkscreened NMASS 2014 poster by Recspec.org!

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    Friendly ghost Jill Kieschnick crocheted some adorable plush ghosties and for a $30 pledge you can you can have one of these little guys come over and haunt your home! But act quickly, these are a limited edition of 5!

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    3-Day Festival Pass! So you want to attend NMASS? Well here's your chance, our beloved patron, to show your support early and ensure that you get to experience the festival. For just $40 you will receive an advance ticket to all three days of NMASS 2014!

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    3-Day Festival Pass! So you want to attend NMASS? Well here's your chance, for just $45 you'll get the pass and a copy of Jace Clayton's Julius Eastman Memory Depot CD!

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    Circuit Bending Workshop! You may attend a private, hands-on workshop offered by sound artist and NMASS co-curator Thomas Fang. Bring your own electronic toy or other device to be modified, or be supplied one at the workshop! Tentative date: the weekend following NMASS.

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    3-Day Festival pass plus your choice of one of two NMASS shirts designed by Laurel Barickman of Recspec.org. $5 savings!

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    You'll receive a one of a kind hand-crocheted ghostly friend with custom light-sensitive analog synthesizer circuit and vintage Apple IIc joystick controller. This guy was made by Bleep Labs and Jill Kieschnick exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign, and will never be duplicated! Video: http://youtu.be/vBjQ1-XZFdE

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    Patron of the Arts level! Your name and/or business will be listed as a donor in our printed program and website. You will also receive two festival passes and two CotFG season passes, which will get you into all of our events for the rest of 2014!

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    Boss level! If you're kind enough to support NMASS with such a large pledge, you'll be rewarded with everything from the Patron of the Arts level, plus a personal invitation to attend Church of the Friendly Ghost planning meetings, to directly help us shape the future of our organization and the future arts landscape of Austin!

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