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A concert combining the lush warmth of strings with the icicle energy of live electronics, featuring the acclaimed Eclipse Quartet.
A concert combining the lush warmth of strings with the icicle energy of live electronics, featuring the acclaimed Eclipse Quartet.
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Hello! We are People Inside Electronics, a concert series that presents adventurous new electronic and electroacoustic music in Los Angeles. Earlier this year, we sent out a worldwide call for scores, looking for great music for strings and electronics. There's just something we love about that combination, plus it was a good excuse to work with one of our favorite LA ensembles, the Eclipse Quartet! (Last time they performed with us in October 2010, the Huffington Post called it "a tour de force performance worthy of recording.")

After carefully reviewing over sixty submissions, we're presenting a concert of the pieces we loved the most on September 17th at MiMoDa Studio, a new and very exciting venue for physical theater, music, dance, and experimental arts. We have three impressive works for string quartet and electronics lined up: Zeena Parkins' spellbinding Persuasion, Dan Visconti's dynamic, eclectic Love Bleeds Radiant, and Kotoka Suzuki's atmospheric Vestigia. The program is rounded out with Jason Heath's enchanting Rain Ceremony for viola and electronics, and Panayiotis Kokoras' mercurial Shatter Cone for violin and electronics. In the past we've received grants from Meet the Composer and the American Composers Forum, and this time around we're asking for your help!

Your money will help us cover the costs of putting on the concert, including use of the venue space for the show and rehearsals, equipment rental, and recording, as well as funding the performers. (You can even support the quartet directly with the "Sponsor a Musician" reward!) By the way, People Inside Electronics is a non-profit organization officially sponsored by Fractured Atlas, which means your donations are tax-deductible.

We think there's a lot of amazing new music being made in Los Angeles, and want to keep it vibrant by programming and promoting the artists we really believe in, who we think have something rare and vital to say. Help us support them by supporting us, so we can do more, bigger, better!

Thanks, and hope to see you at the concert!

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    CHIPPED BIT - Anyone who donates 5 bucks or more gets an immediate, exclusive digital download of Man on Wiire for piano, accelerometer and electronics, composed by Isaac Schankler and performed by Aron Kallay.

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    BIT - You'll receive a personal thank you postcard from the Eclipse Quartet & PIE, and your name will be listed in the program as a sponsor.

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    2BIT - new! A DVD of WATERLAND from our second PIE concert. An arresting collaboration between composer Veronika Krausas, artist Quintan Ana Wikswo and writer Andre Alexis.

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    NYBBLE - The above rewards, plus a CD of Zeena Parkins' Necklace performed by the Eclipse Quartet!

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    BYTE - Everything at the NYBBLE level, plus a free ticket to the concert!

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    KILOBYTE - Everything at the NYBBLE level, plus TWO free tickets to the concert, and your CD will be signed by the quartet!

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    MEGABYTE - Sponsor a Musician: Your donation will directly fund the quartet member you choose (limit 1 per musician!). You'll receive a personal thank you note from the performer you sponsor, and the opportunity to meet them at the concert. Plus everything at the KILOBYTE level (2 free tickets, signed CD, postcard and your name in the program)!

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    Pianist/PIE co-director Aron Kallay will perform a private house concert for you and your guests (Los Angeles area only, please)! Aron will consult with the donor on choice of repertoire. Plus everything else at the KILOBYTE level (2 free tickets, DVD, signed CD, postcard and your name in the program).

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    GIGABYTE - Everything at the KILOBYTE level (2 free tickets, signed CD, postcard and your name in the program), plus you'll receive preferred, reserved seating at the concert (not available elsewhere), and be able to attend our dress rehearsal for a look behind the scenes!

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    Ever wanted to commission a piece of music? Composer/PIE co-director Isaac Schankler will create a 3-5 minute original composition, written for and dedicated to you, for a solo instrument of your choice, with or without electronics. Plus everything else at the KILOBYTE level (2 free tickets, DVD, signed CD, postcard and your name in the program).

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    TERABYTE - You will be credited in the program as a co-producer of the concert, and have the chance to hang out with the quartet at our post-concert party! Plus 4 free tickets with preferred, reserved seating, attendance at our dress rehearsal, the signed Zeena Parkins CD, and the postcard.

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