Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 11, 2011.

Update #4

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First thank you to all the new backers in the last 24 hours. As of writing this we have 8 hours to go with $800 left to reach our funding goal of $3000. 

I can't thank you enough for pledging to fund this project. It's been a life long dream of mine to write, produce and now perform an opera. With your help we're going to be able to perform an independently produced opera that mixes classical music, electronica, rap, rock, puppets, video, mythology and all my favorite sounds and people! 

Please spread the word to anyone who might want to support the KickStarter in these final hours to get us to $3000. Also if you've pledged, you can increase your pledge amount to help get us to $3000.

If you haven't listened online yet you can hear for 8 more hours for free at -


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    A thank you in the program for your pledge.

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    A digital download of the studio recording of the 70 minute opera in MP3/FLAC/ACC format during the week of the premiere.

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    Beatifully designed full color CD digipak of the recording of the opera, signed by the composer.

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    A deluxe edition of the Pangaea studio recording. This deluxe edition comes with a 60 page book that contains the detailed epic poem of the Pangaea saga (written by Christian Rabin), linear notes for the recording, drawings and maps from the opera and of course the CD of the entire studio version of the opera, plus a signed Pangaea poster.

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    The deluxe book edition of the opera (see the $50 level for details) and two tickets to the premiere of Pangaea: When the Continents Were One on Friday November 11, 2011 at 8pm at The Rotunda (on UPENN's campus at 40th and Walnut Sts. Philadelphia, PA)

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    Pangaea behind the scenes! In addition to the deluxe CD/Book and tickets to the show. Receive a behind the scenes glimpse on what it took to create the Pangaea Opera. You'll get a several hour meeting and Q&A session with composer and producer Michael McDermott (Mikronesia) in his studio in Philadelphia. He'll show you how this massive 19 track story was created from song conception, to arranging the scores, to programming the beats and layering effects. Of course, you can ask any questions you may have about the Pangaea project or get insights on how to use Abelton Live, Pro Tools, Sebelius, synthesizers, effects pedals, guitars, percussion, and many other tools used to create and perform a modern multimedia opera.

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