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

Update #6

Almost two weeks away


The whole crew of musicians, singers, designers and artists have been working overtime to get the opera ready. We've been practicing a lot with the singers and everything sounds awesome. I can't wait to perform it. Also last week I received the custom made tribal headdresses from designer Tigre Bailando from California. They really look magical. Because of your support Tigre has been paid for his hard work and dedication.

Megan is also putting the finishing touches on the Pangaea book and CD packages and we'll be sending those out close to November 11 (unless you want to pickup your CD and/or book in person at the premiere at the Rotunda on the 11th).

Remember if you pledged $100 you have two tickets to the premiere waiting for you. I'll be sending out specific emails to all the supporters about your tickets, CDs and books.

Please enjoy this quick clip of us rehearsing "Suite for Land" over the weekend with the string quintet.

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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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