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Cistern - A new studio album of ambient chamber music featuring Contemporaneous, and inspired by a 2-million gallon, empty water tank.
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    SONG DOWNLOAD: A pre-release download of one song from Cistern, plus access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    ALBUM DOWNLOAD: A pre-release digital download of the entire Cistern record, plus access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    POSTCARD + ALBUM DOWNLOAD: A personalized thank-you postcard sent via snail-mail, plus a pre-release digital download of the entire Cistern record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    COMPOSED 7" SINGLE: A 7" single of two songs from my previous release "Composed", plus a pre-release digital download of the entire Cistern record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    CD: A physical copy of the Cistern CD, plus a pre-release digital download of the entire record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    DIGITAL SCORES: A digital download of all the orchestral scores from songs on the Cistern record (sheet music), plus a pre-release digital download of the entire record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    LP: A physical copy of the Cistern LP, plus a pre-release digital download of the entire record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    THREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD: A pre-release digital download of the entire Cistern record and downloads of my previous releases "Composed" and the instrumental version "Scores", plus access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    DOWNLOAD FRENZY: A pre-release digital download of the entire Cistern record, as well as downloads for all of my previous releases, including: "Composed", "Scores", "Under the Sour Trees", "Ribbons", and "Jherek Bischoff", plus access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    THREE CDs: A physical copy of the the Cistern CD, plus my previous CDs "Composed" and the instrumental version "Scores", plus a pre-release digital download of the entire record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    TWO LPs: Physical LP copies of Cistern and my previous release "Composed", plus a pre-release digital download of the entire record and access to exclusive project updates for Kickstarter backers.

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    BOW TIE: You will receive a Jherek Bischoff approved self-tie bow tie, and -- fear not -- a quick Skype lesson with yours truly on how to tie that bow tie, plus the "CD" level rewards.

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    COMPOSER'S WIG: You will receive your very own Jherek Bischoff approved composer's wig, plus the "CD" level rewards. *Note: Composing/Arranging superpowers are, unfortunately, not included.

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    PRINTED AND SIGNED SCORES + CD or LP: A printed and signed copy of all the orchestral scores from Cistern, a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    THREE CDs BONUS: In addition to the "THREE CDs" level of rewards, you will also receive digital downloads of unreleased versions of some of the songs from Cistern (some video, some MP3s), plus a personalized thank-you postcard.

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    BASS LESSON: A one-hour bass guitar lesson via Skype, a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    UKULELE LESSON: A one-hour Ukulele lesson via Skype, a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    ARRANGING LESSON: A one-hour arranging lesson via Skype, a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    ALBUM CREDIT: Your name written in the "Thank-Yous" of the album liner notes, a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT: An Executive Producer credit in the album liner notes, your choice of a CD or LP copy of Cistern, a personalized thank-you postcard, plus the "DOWNLOAD FRENZY" level rewards.

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    MASTERING SERVICE: I will personally master your record (up to 50-minutes in length)! You send me a digital copy of your mixed record, and I will send you a digital copy of your mastered record. You will also receive a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    STRING QUARTET: I will personally arrange your song for string quartet! You will receive a digital midi demo-version of the song, digital PDFs of the score and a physical copy of the sheet music sent via snail-mail. You will also receive a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    ORCHESTRA: I will personally arrange your song for full orchestra! You will receive a digital midi demo-version of the song, digital PDFs of the score and a physical copy of the sheet music sent via snail-mail. You will also receive a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    ONE-OF-A-KIND SCORES: You will receive the one and only, actual signed conductor's scores used during the recording of Cistern. You will also receive a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    ORIGINAL SONG FOR YOU: I will write you a personalized, original song and record it for you! Give me a theme, and I will write and record a song for you with string quartet. It could be instrumental or with vocals. If with vocals, I can write lyrics, or you can provide them. You can also provide me with your own vocals via an audio file. You will receive a physical recording of the song as well as digital PDFs of the score and printed sheet music sent via snail-mail. You will also receive a personalized thank-you postcard, plus your choice of either the "CD" or "LP" level rewards.

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    ME + STRING QUARTET: I will play a show for you, complete with string quartet, at your house (or a venue you have arranged). It will be an hour-long set of my music, plus any one song of your choice - from GG Allin to Enya (anything goes) - which I will arrange for string quartet. Date to be mutually agreed upon and scheduled to take place by the end of 2015. You will also receive the "ALBUM CREDIT" level rewards.

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