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The Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance @ Black Rock City 2019
$20,949 raised
89% of $23.6k goal
252 contributors
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Ended Oct 19, 2019

The Resonant Arts Collective is building the world's largest instrument and we’d love for you to join us in this audacious adventure!

The Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance, a 39’ tall, 51’ foot diameter interactive musical sculpture built out of 90 piano harps, immerses participants in the phenomena of 20,000 musical strings sympathetically resonating the sounds they make while inside. The wonder & joy induced by this experience invites participants to play with their own sounds by singing, laughing, crying, or howling.

The Space:

From afar, you see five pentagonal chambers with a tower rising up from the center atrium. There are five arch doorways you can enter.  Inside the space opens up, resembling a small open air cathedral. As you draw near, you see every wall is made from a piano soundboard – including the musical strings, metal harp, and the wooden frame.

In the center of it all is a performance dias.  Directly above the stage is a five sided cupola constructed of piano harps and antique windows, below which hangs an elaborate chandelier.  These design elements and materials are echoed in the five intimate chambers that surround the space. Intricate woodworking adorns the dais and chamber floors below, while copper patina and complex rope work accent the roofs.

Completing our Vision for Black Rock City 2019

We have already received a prestigious grant through the Black Rock Arts Honorarium program.

The incredible community forming around this project has also donated their own money, labor, tools, and other resources. This invaluable support would have cost us a monetary value of $98,071 if we needed to pay for it, but instead is going directly into the project. We thank our crew and volunteers endlessly!

 

These two sources combined gets us over 85% of the way towards making this a reality. However, to complete this incredible offering and share it with the world...  We need your help!

Whether giving a donation of any size, helping spread this call out to those who can, or taking on any of the project’s many roles, please join our community of people making this happen together!

How much do we have to raise?

  • Raising $23,562 more covers:
    • Every expense needed to complete the basic, bare bones version using 45 piano harps - which will be amazing!
  • Raising $37,084 total on this site (our stretch goal) covers:
    • The full version of the Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance evolving the project to 90 piano harps, greatly expanded infrastructure and over 20,000+ musical strings for everyone to play on!

What if we raise more?

Any funds raised beyond our stretch goal will go directly towards creating the most epic version of the Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance, incorporating all of these special projects:

  • An intricately woven roof of mesmerizing string patterns by Guadalajara, Mexico based “Lotus Lamps” artist Guyphytsy Aldalai

  • An aerial rig and an evening of performances curated by Karl Gillick of the Decameron

  • A Dodecahedron Star Chandelier by Calli Beck

  • Ornate Roof Spires by Clay McCabe of “Fotia”

  • Architectural Design Features permeating the space by brother builders Jay and Frank Belo

  • Integrated Storytelling Elements by interactive design collective No Sleep Studio

  • An evening of performances utilizing the unique features of SoSR curated by Anastazia of Bad Unkl Sista

  • A Newly Invented Speaker System arranged in Quinta-Phonic Sound System by Anthony Bisset

  • Sound design and performances by SORNE

  • A Custom Player Piano System designed to play the entire musical instrument - immersing all who enter in a vortex of sound!

Surprised by how much money it takes to create big art? We were too! There is a lot that goes into this:

Every donation, volunteer effort and share helps!!

Want to own your own Sound Cave? We have a higher level perk at the $30,000 level to own your very own Sound Cave to have in your home or use at events! This offer includes a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead Artist Tyson Ayers and 3 perks from any category under $250. Transportation not included in price. If there is any interest in higher level donations we do have a fiscal sponsor. For our $10k-$30k options of high level perks reach out to us!

And Finally, The Philosophy...

For those of you who are still reading this, we thank you! The philosophy and meaning behind this art is really what we believe makes it special. Sympathetic Resonance is a phenomenon of our natural world that occurs when sound vibrations interact with objects tuned to them so strongly that these objects continue echoing this tone into the room even after the original sound stops. If this phenomenon happens within our audible hearing, does it also happen in frequencies beyond our hearing? What about in our actions? Our words? Our thoughts? And if every action we take continues to resonate in the world beyond our immediate effect, what ways do we choose to participate in the world around us?

The Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance will not only help participants experience this magical aspect of our everyday world but invite them to interact and play with it by singing or crying into 10,000 musical strings that echo back any sound people put into them. But how long do these echoes last? And where do they go when they rise up in flames?

With your contributions, we hope to find out at Black Rock City 2019!

Donate, Share, Volunteer and Follow along www.soundcave.orgWith any donation we invite you to come drink some champagne with us to celebrate at the Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance Sunday at sunset! Plus a personalized thank you note from Resonant Arts.

Thank you <3 Tyson, Leah and our entire Crew of The Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance

 

Follow along:

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Check out our past work and performances (Footage from our "Sound Cave," which we have brought to several continents and is made with only  5 pianos...imagine the Shrine with 90!):

 

Special thanks for Rob Schoenborn (@buyused) for creating our Video!

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$5 USD
Personalized Thank You & Invite to Donor Party
With a donation of any size we invite you to join us over some champagne as celebrate the Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance Sunday on Playa at sunset! Plus we will send you a personalized thank you note from Resonant Arts.
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$15 USD + free shipping
Sticker + Recording
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A sticker of our sweet logo plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp!
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$30 USD + free shipping
Pendant + Recording
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Our cool logo made into a pendant to show your Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance pride plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp.
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$45 USD + free shipping
Earrings + Recording
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Our cool logo made into a set of earings to show your Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance pride plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp.
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$75 USD + free shipping
11x14’ Print + Recording
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A print of the 3D rendering of the Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance at dusk plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp.
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$99 USD + free shipping
Miniature Sound Cave Kit + Recording
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Want to have your own Sound Cave at home? This build your own kit will come directly to your door, allowing you to take the magic of the playa right into your very own home. Plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp.
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$125 USD + shipping
Hoodie + Recording
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The Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance hoodie plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp. Shipping not included.
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$250 USD
Private Music Lesson by Lead Artist through Skype
A private music lesson by our lead artist through Skype video. Tyson Ayers specializes in teaching composition, string, keys, sound healing techniques, and esoteric music theory. Whether you have always wanted to learn or are an advanced student, tyson will have something to offer. Plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson ayers playing the piano harp.
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$500 USD
Private Tea Ceremony by Artists for 5 friends
A private tea ceremony by the artists on playa in the Shrine of Sympathetic Resonance. Invite up to 5 friends to joing you! Plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the Piano harp.
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$1,000 USD
Private Sound Healing Bath by Artist + 3 Perks
A private sound healing bath by the lead artist on playa or in the Bay Area after the Burn. Plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp and 3 perks from any category under $250.
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$2,500 USD
Group Sound Healing Bath/Workshop for 25 Friends
A sound healing bath for you and 25 friends by the lead artist on playa or in the Bay Area after the Burn. Plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp and 3 perks from any category under $250.
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$10,000 USD
Sound Cave at Your Event + 3 Perks
Rent out the Sound Cave for your next event, plus a sound meditation mp3 recorded by lead artist Tyson Ayers playing the piano harp and 3 perks from any category under $250. Transportation to event not included in price.
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