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My calling in the world is to transform lives. In this case, I seek to effect the lives of others by performing the music I've created.
My calling in the world is to transform lives. In this case, I seek to effect the lives of others by performing the music I've created.
26 backers pledged $3,901 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Courtnee Papastathis, and my calling in the world is to transform lives. 

As a working artist, musician and director, I do this on a shoestring, with the invaluable-yet-limited resources I've cultivated -- including the non-profit community arts organization I co-founded in 2009. 

In this case, I seek to effect the lives of others by formally performing the music I've created. 

Since 1999, I have published music online under the band name "Not Applicable". My original works topped the ambient electronic charts on mp3.com consistently, and in the many years since the sites downfall I've created more original music and covers which have never been performed. 

Though compelled to see the last 12 years of work come to fruition by bringing my music out from behind a computer screen and onto a stage formally, I've previously thought putting on a real show consisting solely of my work was unrealistic. 

Then, I heard about Kickstarter. <3

Over the years I've become proficient in multiple artforms I intend to express in this performance, including circus aerial and painting, photography and design. Ultimately, what I'm proposing is a provocative multimedia one woman show and album design project.

I've added a breakdown of my budget to the FAQ here for those interested in knowing. Anything above and beyond the initial $2200 goal will be put into making the show a more immersive experience. Things like more rehearsal time in the space, a better space, projection, more in depth lighting design, decorations, etc. So please keep tweeting and sharing and backing, no matter what!

Please note that INCENTIVES ARE RECURSIVE. So, a $400 donation gets you notoriety, two CD's, my discography in MP3 format, a signed 8x10" print, and two tickets to the show.

Thanks so much for your attention. Please spread the word! Spread spread spread! 

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    Any donation amount receives a mention in the liner notes of "Embodied: Live"

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    An exclusive mp3 from the show

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    A digital copy of "Embodied: Live", and a signed 8x10 print from the show.

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    A hard copy of "Embodied: Live", signed.

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    A signed copy of my current self created CD, "Songs of Leaving", which is limited to 50 editions (I'm on #32).

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    MP3 CD of my entire discography

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    Two tickets to the Seattle kickstarter show, "Embodied"

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    A special gift, created as part of the performance.

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    A 1 hour private aerial lesson (in Seattle, WA) -- and I'll totally take you to dinner.

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