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We would like to build a giant theremin - a room with 16 theremin antennas suspended to the ceiling so people can play music with their bodies.

We would like to invite the tag-team of artist/engineers David Beaulieu and Christian Pelletier to the Pop Montreal International Music Festival (http://popmontreal.com, September 30 - October 4, 2009) to build a Theremin room in our special Art Pop and POP Symposium headquarters.

The duo was last seen breaking musical boundaries with their loud-speaker suits worn by Patrick Watson and his musicians at this year’s Festival de Jazz de Montréal. If you click on this link, you can check a video of that out: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx...

The installation of massive proportions we want them to build will invite festival-goers to participate (alone, or in groups!) in the creation of on-site, mind-blowing, improvised music as they interact in a room with 16 antennas suspended above and around them. As they are activated, the antennas trigger psychedelic sounds that are bound to excite and solicit interest from all sorts of human beings.

Check out this website for lots of info and video clips of theremins: http://www.youtube.com/thomasgrillo

It’s gonna be spontaneous, it’s gonna be an immediate and visceral experience, it’s gonna be communally created art instantly diffused, IT'S GONNA BE SO COOL!

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We're asking all lovers of theremins, lovers of art, lovers of interactive experiences, lovers of electricity, lovers of music, lovers of the world, lovers of culture and lovers everywhere to help us make this project happen. And we've got a BIG list of awesome rewards to thank you for your pledges!

Your money will be used to pay for David & Christian's hard work and the equipment they will need to make this happen.

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    We email you a picture of what we think you look like based on your name.

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    You get a limited edition DVD of animations made by local animators.

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    You get your name listed in the Pop Montreal segment program.

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    You get a DIY theremin kit.

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    You get a copy of the animation DVD and a hand silk-screened limited edition t-shirt with a theremin on it.

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    You get a hand silk-screened t-shirt, a DIY theremin kit and a copy of the animation DVD.

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    You get your name listed in the Pop Montreal segment program and an mp3 of an exclusive track from Gentleman Reg or Dishwasher

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    You get your picture yearbook style in the Pop Montreal segment program and an mp3 of an exclusive track from Gentleman Reg or Dishwasher

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    You get a Festival Pass to the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, a hand silk-screened t-shirt, a DIY theremin kit, your name listed in the Pop Montreal segment program, and an mp3 of an exclusive track from Gentleman Reg or Dishwasher

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    You get a FULL PAGE photo of you in the Pop Montreal segment program AND one VIP Festival Pass to the Pop Montreal International Music Festival.

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    You get one VIP Festival Pass to the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, plus a personal festival friend and a cozy bed to sleep in!

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    We will write a musical about you and 3 of your friends. We will act it out, and tape it in front of a live audience, and send it to you. If you live in (or are willing to travel to) Montreal, you are more than welcome to attend the one-night only performance. We might also be able to travel to you by bus if you don't live too far away.

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    You get a custom-made Loudspeaker Suit (shipping not included) built by the artists/engineers that are conceiving the room-sized theremin installation.

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