“Art is what you can get away with” – Joseph Stocker solo project

Hello Friends,

I am collaborating on a very ambitious project with friend and visual artist David Mitchell. I will be writing and performing a musical score that will accompany a series of films here in Buffalo, NY at CEPA’s Big Orbit Gallery. It is by far Buffalo’s best FREE art gallery in town. We are doing a full scale multimedia installation in which we will be constructing a Mellotron made out of 16mm film projectors. For those unfamiliar with the instrument, take a look at the link below and visit the GALLERY page to see a couple of video’s about it. The full project is described in detail there, as well.

We have started an INDIEGOGO campaign to help CEPA put the exhibition on. All of the money raised is going to the Gallery. The greatest part about INDIEGOGO over other crowd funding sites is we get to use all the money raised, even if the “goal” is not reached. Any bit we can get helps the gallery continue to put on great shows. We will be debuting this one of a kind installation here in Buffalo in April of 2014, as well as at the HVCCA (Hudson Valley, NY) in September of 2014, along with some other dates planned for the future.

We have some amazing “perks” for the various donations given. We will be pressing the score to picture disc Vinyl in 2 versions. One being a deluxe box set that includes a 10″LP Record including a DVD to sync up to the album, plus production prints from the films. We also have a standard version of the LP and a variety of other perks.

Every bit counts…so if $5 or $10 is all that can be done…then we’ll be thrilled to have it! I know it can seem like a small amount but trust me, if everyone of our friends gave up ONE Venti Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino we could raise the money needed to put the show on (plus you will thank us for the 560 calories you just gave up).

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