Gratitude

We want to take a moment to thank all of the people who backed our Kickstarter project and made it possible for us to produce our upcoming album, Variety Show. We are lucky to be surrounded by well-wishers and supportive people but then when those people actually (many who are struggling artist too) put their hard-earned money behind our projects, we are really moved. Really, we can feel your collective wind on our sails! :)

Thank you to those who gave money to our campaign.

Thank you to our colleagues, teachers, and gate keepers who took a chance on us and gave us advice, an opportunity, or a venue.

Thank you to our friends and family who housed us on tour or donated their time and efforts so that we can pursue our passion.

Thank you to those of you who took time out of your busy day to come out to one of our shows. We loved seeing everyone of you there at every show.

Thank you to the composers who wrote pieces for us, often at below-market rates. 

Dear Mario Godoy, John Hain, Lanier Sammons, Ellen Wall, Gahlord Dewald, Curious Quail, Amy Likar, Alberto Hernandez, Sarah Goldstein Post, Jonathan Thompson, Cory Tiffin, Steven Ralph, Zach Herchen, Wes Flinn, Jared Yackiw, Jay C. Batzner, Manny Hernandez, Ryan Rey, Nathan Brown, Belinda Brouette, Kate Botelho, DL Brown, Kristin Elliott, Ellen and Stewart Satterfield, Matthew Pellegrino, David MacDonald, Kira Dralle, David Drexler, Dan Fendel, Mark Boseman, Robert Rabinowitz, Derek Stults, Kyle Flens, Jason Charney, Caleb Herron, Margaret Whelehan, Kevin Keller, Garrett Mendelow, P. D. Waltman, Edo Frenkel, Daniel Pate, Adam Neal, Dan McManus, Jenna Nishida, Jamie Wind Whitmarsh, Evan Runyon, Wei-Han Wu, Kendra Emery, Eddie Rothmel, Mark Connor, Don and Zandra Hill, Emlyn Johnson, Andrea Venet-Wills, Annie Stevens, Matthew Wallace, Holly Roadfeldt, Doug Machiz, Zack Browning, Brendon Randall-Myers, Rebecca Schmidt, Marisa Garber, Valerie Coleman-Page, Pavel Sullivan, Nicole Chamberlain, Barbara von Schilcher, Dan Thorpe, Lee Hartman, Peter Whitbeck, Gordon Fry, Ben Willis, Ivan Trevino, Lorraine Jones, Linda Reinkemeyer, Jill Quigley, Kristin Robinett, Jim Kuemmerle, U Chang and Kae Sook Shim, Brooks Frederickson, Julie Johansson, Anthony Joseph Lanman, Frances and Paul Stephan, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Sarah Gartin, Miguel Rodriguez, Elizabeth Satterfield, Cathy Satterfield, Matt Sharrock, Aaron Jay Myers, Christopher Condon, Andrei Strizek, Carolyn Whitbeck, Shana Norton, Dale Trumbore, Thomas Whitbeck, Hannah Addario-Berry, Sara Allison, Sean Connors, Elizabeth Polischuck, Anna Norris, Apple Orange Pair, Jill Heinke Moen, Josh Ingojo, Sandra and John Warren, Bailey and Phil Whitbeck, Drew Baker, Debbie Girolamo, Jessica Rudman, Zach Nowak, Erik Jones, Chris Pine, Doctor Popular, Thomas Caprio, David Farrell, David Abraham, Giacomo Fiore, John H. Beck, Jennifer Bellor, Nikki Morton, Yun Chang, Chuck Furlong, Dani Metzger, Alan Theisen, Brian Stotz, Garrett Shatzer, Tom Dempster, Andrew Rodriguez, Kim Hickey, Aaron Gervais, Bill Cahn, Matt Payne, Isaac Schankler, Arlene & Larry Dunn, Stephen Lias, Claire Conwell, Ian Dicke, Philippa Thompson, Philip Gelb, Emma Logan, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Kristina Finch, Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Ned McGowan, Andrea La Rose, Dan Yang, Nicole Philipp, Anne McKennon, Post-Haste Reed Duo, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, John Rush, Douglas Laustsen, Sue Rupp, Simon Hutchinson, and Ken Ueno,

Thank you for believing in us.

Love,

Meerenai and Chris

PS. If you pre-ordered a CD or download via Kickstarter, your CD/download is in the mail! If you missed your chance, you can pre-order the album now at abduomusic.bandcamp.com.

Bake Sale

 You can buy our EP at  abduomusic.bandcamp.com  .

You can buy our EP at abduomusic.bandcamp.com .

Support our bake sale:

Go to our bandcamp page and buy/pre-order a digital download of our EP. It's only $5 but you can pay more if you want! :) [We also have limited edition CDs and t-shirts there too!] 

If you want to give us a bigger (tax-deductible) donation, we can make it happen! Please contact Meerenai at 415-309-8364 or meerenai@abduo.net.

 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 

Our baked goods:

 

 Our EP, "Things We Dream About" 

Our EP, "Things We Dream About" 

 The Limited Edition CD will look like this!

The Limited Edition CD will look like this!

 Our logo t-shirt in 100% cotton. 

Our logo t-shirt in 100% cotton. 

Your purchase/donation will help us fund a part of the following: 

  • Commissions from Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Ned McGowan and Ken Ueno. 
  • Tour expenses as we take all our newly commissioned pieces on the road. 
  • Recording our first full length album of newly commissioned pieces.

 

Here's a sample of our tasty goods! The 4th movement of Ivan Trevino's piece that we turned into a music video: 

More details about we are doing:

1) We commissioned TEN composers (in alphabetical order: Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Jenna Lyle, Ned McGowan, Carolyn O’Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne, Ivan Trevino, Francisco Castillo Trigueros and Ken Ueno)! Although every one of our composers gave us a significant break on their fees, it's still our biggest investment. 

2) We are touring and performing as much as possible to take these new pieces to as many people as we can.   

 3) We are recording these commissioned pieces so that the compositions have even a larger impact. Our first recording project is called  and it includes two pieces we commissioned (5 tracks total):  by Ivan Trevino and  by Matthew Joseph Payne. (Official release date: December 5, 2013

Our goal is to raise $1000 by December 5, 2013. Please buy some of our musical baked goods and tell your friends. 

Many thanks, 

Chris and Meerenai