Need: Orwell's Message, Sound Art and Amnesty International Project
Hello World Pulse,
I seeking pledges and support to get the word out about my music project to benefit Amnesty International.
Contemporary sound artist Margaret Noble brings George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 into the future by transforming an original vinyl recording into a postmodern soundscape of modern media, original and sampled music, timeless news reports and more.
It started with a 1950's vinyl of broadcast radio—striking similarities between the Orwellian themes of propaganda, surveillance, torture and war eerily resounded with contemporary news reports. Confronting these parallels, Margaret Noble pulls samples from the original vinyl record and modern media to produce an experimental electronic music album. Instrumentation includes analogue synthesizer, beats, acoustic instruments, voice and field recordings. The result is a narrative experimental radio piece that insights uncomfortable, satirical and reflective tensions.
This project will be produced in three mediums: digital cd/download, 12 inch vinyl record pressing and a graphic arts companion book.
Funding will be used to complete mixing, mastering, design, publishing, vinyl pressing, marketing and a public outreach website. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Amnesty International on an ongoing basis.
Once completed, this project will continue to give to Amnesty International without the need of further funding.
About the Kickstarter project site:
Funding is only supplied if 100% of the goal is met. If this project does not meet its funding goal then you will not be charged for your pledge. You can only bet on winners here! :-)
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Margaret Noble started her sound arts career working in the underground club community of Chicago. From 2002 to 2004, she traveled as a performance DJ throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2004, she branched out from dance floor DJing into more experimental interests and created a monthly sound arts showcase in Chicago called, “Spectacle.” Throughout this period she received multiple write-ups for her work as an artist and curator. From 2005 to 2007, she completed an MFA in sound art at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She now performs locally and nationally as an experimental composer.
Her collaborative works include sound for film, theater, dance and installation. These projects have screened in a variety of festivals internationally. In 2007, she received the Hayward Prize and International Governor’s Grant both for sound work. Her recent artist residencies include the MAK museum of Vienna, Austria and the Salzburg Academy of Fine Art. Currently, she works as a sound and mixed media instructor at High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego.