NMASS 2014: Help the Friendly Ghosties!
Recspec loves the Church of The Friendly Ghost — an Austin run organization that helps cultivate and encourage experimental music and experiential art through nearly weekly events, normally held at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. We’ve been involved in their organization basically since we’ve been in Austin, doing video projections for shows, volunteering at events, and we even had the pleasure of creating the branding for the 2012 incarnation of their yearly festival, NMASS (the New Media Art and Sound Summit).
NMASS is the yearly culmination of their weekly events in one three day smorgasbord of great COTFG regulars and a slew of national and international performers as well. This year they did not disappoint with the inimitable J.G. Thirlwell, Noveller and Gary Wilson amongst the headliners and so much more great music (you can see a preview of the lineup in the video below). But they need our help to fund this greatness, which you can do by visiting their Kickstarter.
We had the honor of being asked to create an original silkscreen poster design in collaboration with Stephen Fishman as one of the rewards (at the very affordable $25 level), incorporating the alien language Stephen created to be used in the installation of the physical space for the fest. We can’t wait to be immersed in it and give ourselves over to our alien overlords. Can’t you?
So please give what you can and support one of the greatest supporters of the arts and music in Austin, Texas. And while you’re at it, get some art, or come to the fest at a discounted price if you’re local. It’s always an amazing, inspiring event. Viva la Friendly Ghosts!