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Sound artist Margaret Noble retells Orwell's novel 1984 in a postmodern soundscape for Amnesty International.

Contemporary sound artist Margaret Noble brings George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 into the future by transforming an original vinyl recording into a postmodern soundscape of modern media, original and sampled music, timeless news reports and more.

It started with a 1950's vinyl of broadcast radio—striking similarities between the Orwellian themes of propaganda, surveillance, torture and war eerily resounded with contemporary news reports. Confronting these parallels, Margaret Noble pulls samples from the original vinyl record and modern media to produce an experimental electronic music album. Instrumentation includes analogue synthesizer, beats, acoustic instruments, voice and field recordings. The result is a narrative experimental radio piece that insights uncomfortable, satirical and reflective tensions.

This project will be produced in three mediums: digital cd/download, 12 inch vinyl record pressing and a graphic arts companion book.

Funding will be used to complete mixing, mastering, design, art book publishing, vinyl pressing and a public outreach website. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Amnesty International on an ongoing basis.

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Once completed, this project will continue to give to Amnesty International without the need of further funding.

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    Peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    You will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download. Also, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    You will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download and a vinyl record test pressing. Also, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    You will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and the collector's edition graphic arts companion book. Also, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    My personalized photo collection (25+) of modern media inspirations of Orwellian cues in society. You also will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and a collector's edition of the graphic arts companion book. Additionally, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    You will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and the collector's edition graphic arts companion book. You will also receive my personal copy of 1984 complete with annotated notes along with my original cue sheet for when this work was performed and plotted during 2009. And of course, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984. (See updates for a picture).

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    In person, artist presentation by Margaret Noble of album with project background/discussion to a group in the public setting of your choice.* (Accommodations, travel and venue must be provided on top of pledge for all locations outside of San Diego). You also will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and a collector's edition of the graphic arts companion book. Additionally, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    You will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and a collector's edition of the graphic arts companion book. You will also receive the original vinyl record of the 1953 radio recording of George Orwell's 1984 that was used as source material for this project. Additionally, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    Custom designed sound art piece that responds to the social justice topic or theme of your choice (rendered as a high quality audio file). You also will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and a collector's edition of the graphic arts companion book. Additionally, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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    You will receive an "executive producer" credit on all printed release materials (CD, record and book). You will be listed as the only "executive producer." You also will receive full album and art imagery as a digital download, a vinyl record test pressing and a collector's edition of the graphic arts companion book. Additionally, peace of mind in knowing that you've helped to support Amnesty International, promoted new creative art work and continued the dialog of George Orwell’s text, 1984.

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