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Hi -- my name is Thomas and I am fundraising my next residency program abroad. My practice is multi-disciplinary. I record, perform and release records and also paint, print and take photos. I combine these mediums to create experiences to be released in both digital and physical formats. My work has come together in physical form such as the ambitious 2xLP project called "Silence" to most recently the creation of a multi media solo show here in Brooklyn. I have been given a new opportunity to compose new works in Stockholm and have outgrown my live/work space. I have been able to self-finance each of my opportunities in the past decade, but this one is a bit much for me to handle out of pocket.

This is where I have to ask for help. Each funding tier below comes with a gift in return that I would like to reciprocate before, during and after the residency. Whether you wish to fund a $25, $250 or more portion of the process, there are gifts offered in return including funder-only recordings, studio updates and images of the process, only available to supporters of this campaign. With each tier, you will receive a receipt of what my expenses covered with a journal entry, framed signed and personalized. You will be included in the funder-only schedule of in-progress and finished work. This includes frequent studio updates, wide-angle lens snapshots and untreated sounds from the field, to name a few.

You can choose to fund a day, a week, the visual side, the audio side or both. I want to cater to those both curious about the whole process or a specific aspect of it. ______________________

Goals of the 2019 residency & excursion: • Work in Stockholm for the month of June. • Compose  and edit new sound works. • Collaborate with new and existing colleagues. • Build a photo journal between Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg, Oslo, Bergen. • Work in Bergen for two weeks (photography and writing). • Return to New York City and begin the next album release and exhibition. ______________________

Support tiers: $
20-25 This tier funds: • Food for a day in Stockholm. • Daily incidentals. This tier receives: • A 6"x6" screen print on canvas (design made for supporters of this campaign). • An existing full-length download from http://thomaswatkiss.bandcamp.com • (100+ donors needed at this level)

Update: "Silence" 2xLP now available with this tier.

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$50 This tier funds: • A field recording day trip around Stockholm. • An afternoon of dedicated studio time. • Local incidentals. This tier receives: • An existing recording from the http://thomaswatkiss.bandcamp.com page. • A weekly wide-angle lens photo update. • A 12"x12" screen print on canvas or paper (design made for supporters of this campaign).(50+ donors needed at this level)

Update: "Silence" 2xLP 10 year copy with screenprinted innersleeves, 7" and CD with unpublished files now available with this tier.

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$100 This tier funds: • A night of lodging in Stockholm. • A day of dedicated studio time. • One-way, road case and/or instrument cargo. This tier receives: • An existing print from the http://thomaswatkiss.bigcartel.com page. • A weekly wide-angle lens photo update. • A 18"x12" screen print on paper or wood panel (design made for supporters of this campaign).• Updates/sketches/recordings reflecting the time it funds. (25 - 30 donors needed at this level)

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$250 This tier funds: • Travel and lodging between a work route including; Stockholm - Malmö - Göteborg - Oslo - Bergen. • 3 days of dedicated studio time. • 3 nights of lodging in Stockholm. • City-to-city travel expenses. This tier receives: • Photo-journal entries of each recording session planned (private and to be announced to funding list only) • Updates/sketches specific to funding level. • 24" x 18" acrylic on paper or wood panel screen print (print and editions numbers for this tier and above only). (10 - 15 donors needed at this level)

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$500 This tier funds: • A week of lodging in Stockholm. • One week of dedicated studio time. • Country-to-country travel incidentals. This tier receives: • A 24" x 30" work on canvas or panel from a new series of their choosing (this tier and above). • Advance studio access to a new body of work before it will be on view to the public in the Autumn of 2019. • Private listening party and advance copies of recordings. • Invitation-only house shows. (5 - 6 donors needed at this level)

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$1000 This tier funds: • 10 - 14 days of food and lodging in Stockholm (ensuring 100% dedication to the residency). • Country-to-country travel expenses. This tier receives: • Personalized photo-journal, weekly work-in-progress video entries. • Private listening party invitation. • Contributors of this tier will be given choice of a 24" x 30" - 48"x36" works on board or canvas of their choosing. • Advance studio access to a new body of work before it will be on view to the public in the Autumn of 2019. (2-3 donors needed at this level)

The more this can grow the greater I would like to reciprocate the support.
Thank you.
Thomas

About the residency: http://elektronmusikstudion.se/composers/2019/1038-thomas-watkins-ems-4-27-june-2019 Find me on Artsy: http://www.artsy.net/artist/thomas-watkiss

Give a like on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomaswatkissart/

More about me and my work since 2007: http://thomaswatkiss.net

Cover photo: Iceland (November 2016)
c. http://gallery.thomaswatkiss.net
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A brief reel of my work.
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A bit about the residency. Fundraising to get there, stay there and travel to collaborate with colleagues while in the countries of Sweden and Norway:
http://elektronmusikstudion.se/composers/2019/1038-thomas-watkins-ems-4-27-june-2019
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"Silence" was the first large endeavour -- released as a hand-numbered 2xLP/CD/ in 2008. The 10 year celebration included screen printed inner sleeves with the remaining copies. They are now available with these gift tiers as follows:

USA:
$50 - 2xLP/CD/7" with screen printed inner sleeves and access to url with original/unpublished art and 2 unreleased extra tracks (.aiff format)
$25 - 2xLP only.

Rest of World:
$65 - 2xLP/CD/7" with screen printed inner sleeves and access to url with original/unpublished art and 2 unreleased extra tracks (.aiff format)
$40 - 2xLP only.

Prices include shipping.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwFdUJLFkkB/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet
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$25 gift tiers ($40 Rest of World)

A splatter copy of this record with a hand printed (screen printed) patch and a 1" badge of the original artwork.

This gift package only available through this campaign and includes shipping.

Whote I : Align was recorded over the course of 2010 in New York City. Layered and dense guitar movements with an minimal ambient break at the end. Classified under the "black ambient and/or "ambient doom" sub-genre categories.

Samples at:
https://whote.bandcamp.com/album/whote-i-align
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