Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 4, 2010.

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The Sound Cave is a room sized musical instrument transforming salvaged pianos into an interactive chamber of echoes currently touring North America.

Over the last three years the Sound Cave Project (www.soundcave.org) has created a room sized musical instrument for people to play, has won multiple awards and grants with it, transformed a flatbed truck with a mobile performance venue incorporating the Sound Cave as it's centerpiece, and had started touring around the country to share it's experience with as many communities and people as possible.

Check out theSound Cave Video from Tyson Ayers on Vimeo
or view it at www.soundcave.org.

The Sound Cave's tour was receiving an overwhelming response and was sustaining itself fully on its own income until our engine broke down while on the road.

Now the Sound Cave, the project's truck, and it's mobile performance venue are all stuck in a small town with the risk of being lost completely if we don't act quick enough.

Please join us as we raise the $3300 necessary to replace the engine and keep the projects alive.

The first $2100 buys the most recommended engine for this venture
The next $200 pays for the towing to the most recommended mechanic for the job
The last $1000 pays for the labor for this mechanic to install the engine properly

If there is any money raised in addition to this amount the first $400 will go towards replacing the clutch and other miscellaneous automotive repairs, and the rest will go towards developing the mobile performance venue further (we are currently working on developing a bamboo rigging system for aerial dancers, a lighting system that will respond different to each of the notes played by the Sound Cave, and a sound system for performances predominately through donated materials and volunteer work).

Thank you in advance for joining us in developing this amazing project to once again be able to share it with a wide range of communities and individuals.

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    Donors who pledge $1-7 will receive a packet of Sound Cave postcards to enjoy and share with friends.

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    Donors who pledge $8 or more will receive a Sound Cave sticker that will serve as a constant reminder to you that creative, musical mischief is alive and well.

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    Donors who pledge $26 or more will receive a handmade silk screened patch with the Sound Cave image for you to sew onto your hoodie, bag, or wherever crave expression. +Above gift!

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    Donors who pledge $44 or more will receive DVD of Sound Cave performances. +Memorable shuag above!

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    Donors who pledge $98 or more will receive their own piano hammer to play on the Sound Cave or other musical instruments of their liking (such as your kitchen table, mailboxes, or your own ingenious creations). We will make it into a necklace pendent if you so desire or leave it as is for you to play with! +Above stuff!

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    Donors who pledge $197 or more will receive a personal music lesson with the creator and founder of the Sound Cave Roadshow and project. Guitar, piano, music composition / theory / improvisation, harmonica, ukelele, banjo, and Sound Cave musicianship! Redeem in San Francisco or meet him while he is on the road in a city nearer to you! (Lessons also possible via Web) +Yup, above gifts, too!

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    Donors who pledge $494 or more will receive the music lesson above as well as a profound and transformative sound healing session, also given by Sound Cave creator. +Goodies above; you bet.

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    Donors who pledge $989 or more will be invited to a Sound Cave event as a guest of honor where you and friends you bring will be nourished with food and drink and serenaded in true Sound Cave fashion! Also enjoy the private music lesson or sound healing session.

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    Donors who pledge $4994 or more plus transportation costs can book the Sound Cave at the event of their choosing to be set up in their honor

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