Franciso Lopez’s annual 2-week workshop in the Amazon offers field recordists an amazing opportunity to both explore the rainforest, and collaborate, learn, and create with a community of peers. In recent years, the economic stresses we all feel have made it more difficult for sound artists to raise the funds for this unique experience.
This year, there’s a Kickstarter project going, which if successful will fund 6 artists for the trip, and assure that the program continues. If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s an online platform where entrepreneurs, artists, and others raise funds for worthy projects and product development; in return for your donation, you receive some of the fruits of the enterprise. In this case, recordings! Pledges are made now, and the project only proceeds if they meet their funding goal, at which point your pledge is paid out.
Let’s make it happen!