Tragoe Damon is creating a very special song. A song that can tell you the story of its own creation. A song that you can participate in!
By pledging, you will not buy a shitty MP3 song. No. You will propel yourself to an amazing, hidden world! You'll access:
- Short audio stories about the journey of the song's creation
- High Quality photos (like the ones below)
- Live conversations with the creators
- Participation in the song
- Real-time updates by Tragoe
- And more, hidden rewards!
In other words, this IS the first song that tells you how it was made!
Oh yes, I did.
You can influence the final version of the song in many ways:
- Listen to the early demo song
- Give feedback to the creators and producers
- Vote for the best versions
- Or even record something to be used in the song!
Whether you're a musician or a listener, there's many ways to get involved!
The journey is called Kenophania (which means 'innovation' in Greek).
Everything started 2+ years ago (August 2015), when a young music lecturer, Tragoe Damon, decided to stop teaching at the university to travel and kickstart his own music career.
Little did he know about where this journey would take him...
Tragoe wanted to marry electronic UK and traditional Greek & Balkan sounds, and create a new music genre, Folkwave: New Wave with acoustic instruments and folk melodies.
In other words, he wanted to combine his passion (Depeche Mode, Joy Division etc.) with his roots (Greek traditional folk).
You'll find out if he did by the end of this Kickstarter campaign.
Tragoe is not a real person. He is the alter ego of Tommy D... Oh wait, that's supposed to be a secret you'll find out once you pledge!
Ok, for now, all I can say is that real-life Tragoe is a full-time musicpreneur: musician, entrepreneur, and academic. He's also an ex Military Policeman. He's disciplined and creative. And ambitious.
He struggled quite a lot to bring this project to life. Just listen to Tragoe's own words:
That's it for now, backers will find out more and be directly in touch with Tragoe.
Here's a picture of him:
Easy. Follow me.
- Have you ever wondered where songs come from?
- Or what it takes to create a new song?
- There are at least 100 interesting stories behind every song you hear!
- Usually, these stories remain unseen, untold, and eventually lost forever.
- You have 1,000s of songs in your iPod. That means...
Right now in your pocket there are at least 100,000 stories you could discover!
Not even Game Of Thrones can beat this number!!!
However... you'll probably hear NONE of these stories in your life, because most people don't share them publicly. :(
This campaign will bring these stories to life, for you to access, hear, see, enjoy and interact with! :D
Sure. Just have a listen.
The Singing Cave:
Roots & Passion:
In this project specifically, you'll receive 60 1-min audio stories in total.
The inspiration came from an amazing 2013 Kickstarter campaign which we totally ripped off: Planet Money T-shirt, by Planet Money. Look it up.
Because this campaign's ultimate goal is not to raise money.
The ultimate purpose is to build a community of 100+ backers, who will interact with the song and spread the word about it.
Simple! You pledge £1 or more, and we’ll welcome you to our world!
Risks and challenges
The challenges with a project like this are mainly with the person delivering it. Most rewards have to do with Tragoe Damon's ability to create and deliver them. He is an ex-army person, now disciplined academic, musician, and entrepreneur, which reduces the risk of failure of delivery.
Humans are beautiful, but imperfect. If there are unforeseen delays, procrastination because of cat videos, or relationship break-ups along the way, Tragoe will make sure to engage all backers and let them know bout the progress and delivery of the project. He and his team will be working hard to make sure that all happens smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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