Sandeep Das & Bleep Blop: New Season & Album

We are working on tons of exciting music for upcoming performances and a new album. We need YOUR support to make it happen.
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Ramon Castillo
Music
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
3 Team Members

A big thanks to our contributors for their support of our funding campaign with Sandeep Das.

With your generous support, we have successfully scheduled our first concert with Sandeep. 

The concert will open Bleep Blop's 4th season at Berklee College of Music, David Friend Recital Hall, September 26th.

The music will feature electronically manipulated tabla, analog synthesis, live video and a new work for iPad ensemble. Our prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, we are going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level. 

We still need your support to continue this amazing project. Please spread the word for us and help us to complete our goal. 

A bit about us:

Bleep Blop has the profound honor of working with tabla master, Sandeep Das during our 2013-14 season.

Performer/composer Sandeep Das, twice nominated for Grammy Awards, performs regularly with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma as well as several internationally renowned artists. Sandeep's very extensive bio can be read here

Sandeep Das

One of Bleep Blop's primary missions is to make music technology accessible to a wide variety of performers, composers and other artists. We are committed to the music of young and emerging composers, and we have premiered 13 works and performed countless others over the last 3 years.

Sandeep Das and Bleep Blop will write lots of new music, record and perform these new works, and release lots of media.

Want to hear more?

Bleep Blop can be found at Bleepblop.com & on Facebook

Bleep Blop

The project details:

We're looking to raise $5000 for the season, and here's what we'll be doing with the money.

  • Paying our performers for at least two performances and a recording session. This includes Sandeep & Pei-Yeh Tsai (piano). Both make livings as freelance performers.
  • Commissioning new works. Bleep Blop will be composing a lot of our own music for this project, but we also love to work with other composers. 
  • Recording and producing an album featuring the music of this project. 
  • Bleep Blop's operating costs. We have to rent spaces to perform in, and we'll use some of the funds to complete our non-profit applications.

We'll be producing multiple live concerts, recording everything and cutting an album in both physical and digital media, and we need your generous support.

If we don't reach our goal, we'll be using the funds to hire Sandeep for two concerts, and we'll record an album on our own. 

What makes this special?

Bleep Blop has never worked with such a high profile artist, and Sandeep hasn't had the chance to work with some music technology. We aim to provide a deep learning experience to our audiences as to the possibilities of electroacoustic music when combined with creative artists.

Sandeep's broad experience with Indian classical music and crossover classical mixed with our innovative approaches will no-doubt open up a world of new possibilities. 

Can't afford to contribute?

You can still help us reach our goal. Please spread the word about this project. Like it on Facebook, Tweet it, send it via email, etc. Every little bit counts.

 

Who is involved?

Sandeep Das: tabla, composer, rhythmic master.

Ramon Castillo: composer, sound designer, artistic director of Bleep Blop

PoChun Wang: composer, executive director of Bleep Blop

Pei-Yeh Tsai: pianist, manager

Loudon Stearns: composer, technology guru

 

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$840USD
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This campaign ended on September 23, 2013
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    The social shout-out

    We'll give a hearty thanks to you on our Facebook page.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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    The social shout-out PLUS

    We'll give a hearty thanks to you on our Facebook page & a digital download of the track of your choice.

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  • $10USD
    The ones and zeros

    You'll get a digital download of the track of your choice. If it's off the new album, you'll receive it before the release date.

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  • $25USD
    More ones and zeros

    You'll receive THREE digital downloads of our recordings. If they are on the new album, you'll receive them before the release date.

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  • $25USD
    The Blop

    Receive a custom designed sound-toy application with some visual appeal as well. You can write your own electronic piece with it and see a real-time visualization of the resulting sound. Compatible with OS X and Windows. If you are so inclined, we'll even send you the source code.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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    The Raga

    We will add color to your name. We'll [dramatically] speak your name into our adaptive sonogram and send you an image of it. We'll even throw in the recording as a bonus.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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    All the ones and zeros

    You'll receive a digital download of our new album before it's released.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    The Drone

    We will go on and on about you whenever we can. Your name will appear in all of our programs, on our website, on the recorded media we release [as part of this project]. We'll casually drop your name at concerts. You'll have to tell us when to stop bragging about you.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $150USD
    Something shiny

    A signed copy of the physical album when it's released. You will also receive a hand-written personal note from everyone involved in this exciting endeavor. Finally, enjoy all the benefits from "The Drone" perk.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    The Bleep

    Bleep Blop will remix any 20-second [public domain/CC Licensed] recording. You will receive the resulting audio file, and you can do anything you wish with it. We do reserve the rights to flaunt the results on our website.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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    The Guru

    45 minute lesson with Sandeep via Skype. Our internationally renowned guest artist will work with you on all things rhythmic. Do you want to learn the basics of polyrhythms or just talk about Indian classical music? This is an amazing opportunity for a few lucky people.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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