Another Special Guest Visits the Squonk
Well... the Squonk is now fully dressed. Besides her gown of salt and bubbles (you may remember that she dissolves herself into tears when captured), she's surrounded by Freddi Price's... Read more
Studio progress.. and lots of it!
You have all waited. And waited. Children have been born. Houses have been moved into and moved out of. Snows have dumped and melted repeatedly. And still, no monsters.
I'm... Read more
Hello monster supporters. I owe you all an update on the progress of the Necessary Monsters recording, so here it is, long overdue:
It's sounding wonderful thus far. We have... Read more
Rabbit Rabbit Radio
We have just launched the first issue of Rabbit Rabbit Radio. It has taken some time, patience and ingenuity to figure out the ins and outs of subscription... Read more
Dragons & Rabbits
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2012 is the year of the dragon... the world's favorite necessary monster of all. Thank you all for making 2011 such a rewarding year for Necessary Monsters!
Speaking... Read more
Monsters and Rabbits
Dear Feeders of Monsters,
Here is a quick update on the status of Necessary Monsters and the many rewards coming your way. Creating and shipping such a large number of... Read more
Goodies will be forthcoming!
Hold tight, hang on!
We are indeed working on putting all of your packages together. Things are being created, drawn, sewn, assembled and sent from one coast to the other.... Read more
Necessary Monsters at YBCA!
Necessary Monsters had two wonderful nights in the big beautiful blue Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts last weekend.
I am exhausted and exhilarated. The SF premiere... Read more
Now the fun begins!
Well, we did it. I've said thank you a hundred times, and it still doesn't feel like enough... thank you, again!
Now, the real fun begins. The monsters team has already... Read more
A Sale on the Alkonost!
Well, we have 10 hours left in our fundraiser, and you've all been wildly supportive. As we wrap up our campaign I decided, what better way to show thanks than... Read more
A Great Day for Monsters!
With your help, all in one day...
• We reached our kickstarter goal.
• Then we surpassed it to cover our whole Necessary Monsters production budget, allowing us to... Read more
We Did It!!!!
Thanks to all of you, we've covered the production budget for the Necessary Monsters performances, and we've begun chipping into the recording budget... I can't tell you how... Read more
We've reached the moment when we all join together in a rousing chorus of "3...2...1...BLAST OFF!"
You've all brought this campaign to the brink of success. Now is the... Read more
2 New Gift Packages Added!
We're in the home stretch, and just crested the $20,000 mark!
Since we've sold out of all of the packages between $75-$250, we're adding two more great ones:
• The Menehune is a... Read more
Countdown to the End of the Necessary Monsters Campaign (Part 2 of 9)
With a mere 8 days left (!!!) in our Kickstarter campaign and $6,000 left to raise, we're shining a light on the second being in Necessary Monsters - Hochigan.... Read more
Countdown to the End of the Necessary Monsters Campaign (Part 1 of 9)
We've entered the last 9 days of our Necessary Monsters fundraiser! We've gotten amazing support from 191 backers so far but we're not quit there yet!
Below you'll see one... Read more
Get A Skype Concert in Your Living Room: Get the Chimera Package with Friends!
The Chimera is an impossible being, a figment of your imagination, a fleeting vision seen perhaps in a fevered state. We've just lowered the price of the Chimera Package... it is,... Read more
ODRADEK PACKAGE SOLD OUT THANKS to ALICE WU!
Odradek is the last being in the Necessary Monsters song cycle. He is a being originally imagined by Franz Kafka. In the Necessary Monsters libretto, he is described thusly:
Odradek... Read more
I Love Kickstarter: And a Big Thank you!
Kickstarter is amazing. It is such a welcome alternative to the inherently competitive world of grant-writing!
KS is based on the earth-shattering and revelatory assumption that creativity and ideas are... Read more
Update #2: Spotlight on Matthias Bossi - The Hochigan
A lot of what makes Necessary Monsters such a great project are the fantastic musicians and artists that make up our cast and crew. Knowing this, we put together our... Read more
How Monsters Changed My Life
Thank you so much to all of you who jumped on board in the early stages of this campaign. We're off to a great start thanks to you!
Just this... Read more