The Extradition Series is creating experimental music
25
patrons
$127
per month
What is Extradition? It's new ways of shaping sound into art. It's a meeting place of intent and indeterminacy. It's a canvas of purity, space, and silence, where new music can blossom.

Practically speaking, Extradition is a concert series of The Creative Music Guild in Portland, Oregon, presenting works of 20th- and 21st-century experimental music – but that's only part of the story. Instead, we like to think of Extradition as an ongoing workshop where performers and audience can explore new approaches to music-making and music-listening. By presenting works that are generously experimental – giving equal agency to their composers and interpreters, and embracing the contingency of their ultimate form – we seek to draw musicians and audience into the moment, exchanging hard expectations for radical openness.

Extradition launched in January 2016, and to date we've presented more than 70 works by nearly 50 regional, U.S., and international composers, including John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier, Eva-Maria Houben, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Vanessa Tomlinson, Antoine Beuger, Hanna Hartman, Takehisa Kosugi, Audra Wolowiec, Dana Reason, and Michael Pisaro. To reach beyond the confines of our performance space, we post professionally recorded audio of nearly every performance to our YouTube channel. We're also growing, launching a series of non-concert recordings, introducing Extradition Off-Site experiences that let audience members become interpreters, and debuting the new Extradition Recital Series of smaller-scale performances interspersed between our regular quarterly concerts.

And guess what? We're doing it all on a shoestring, minimizing administrative costs so we can put almost every penny toward compensating our musicians for their talent, dedication, and enthusiasm.

But here's the problem: Our shoestrings aren't long enough.

Our ability to translate inspired programming into inspiring concerts relies on our ability to secure performance commitments from musicians who can bring this repertoire to life – and that depends on our ability to guarantee fair pay.

That's where you come in. For a few dollars a month (or more!), you and others like you can provide us with the resources to carry on, expand our programming, and pay our players what they’re worth. As a bonus, we're a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation... so your donation is tax-deductible.

Are you ready to support our musicians and help take Extradition to the next level?

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The Extradition Series is a programming arm of the Creative Music Guild, an all-volunteer non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, and dedicated to promoting experimental and improvised music.
Tiers
Level 1
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Level 1 patrons get free admission to all Extradition Series concerts as long as they remain a patron. 

Level 2
$10 or more per month 4 patrons

Level 2 patrons get free admission to all Extradition Series concerts as long as they remain a patron, plus a lot of good karma and an Extradition Series tote bag.

Level 3
$20 or more per month 1 patron

Level 3 patrons get free admission to all Extradition Series concerts as long as they remain a patron, plus tons of good karma, an Extradition Series tote bag, and an Extradition Series T-shirt.

Goals
$127 of $300 per month
Support one year of Extradition concerts and recitals, including the costs for:
- musician fees
- venue rental
- sound engineering
- sound recording
- photography
- printing
- marketing
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What is Extradition? It's new ways of shaping sound into art. It's a meeting place of intent and indeterminacy. It's a canvas of purity, space, and silence, where new music can blossom.

Practically speaking, Extradition is a concert series of The Creative Music Guild in Portland, Oregon, presenting works of 20th- and 21st-century experimental music – but that's only part of the story. Instead, we like to think of Extradition as an ongoing workshop where performers and audience can explore new approaches to music-making and music-listening. By presenting works that are generously experimental – giving equal agency to their composers and interpreters, and embracing the contingency of their ultimate form – we seek to draw musicians and audience into the moment, exchanging hard expectations for radical openness.

Extradition launched in January 2016, and to date we've presented more than 70 works by nearly 50 regional, U.S., and international composers, including John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier, Eva-Maria Houben, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Vanessa Tomlinson, Antoine Beuger, Hanna Hartman, Takehisa Kosugi, Audra Wolowiec, Dana Reason, and Michael Pisaro. To reach beyond the confines of our performance space, we post professionally recorded audio of nearly every performance to our YouTube channel. We're also growing, launching a series of non-concert recordings, introducing Extradition Off-Site experiences that let audience members become interpreters, and debuting the new Extradition Recital Series of smaller-scale performances interspersed between our regular quarterly concerts.

And guess what? We're doing it all on a shoestring, minimizing administrative costs so we can put almost every penny toward compensating our musicians for their talent, dedication, and enthusiasm.

But here's the problem: Our shoestrings aren't long enough.

Our ability to translate inspired programming into inspiring concerts relies on our ability to secure performance commitments from musicians who can bring this repertoire to life – and that depends on our ability to guarantee fair pay.

That's where you come in. For a few dollars a month (or more!), you and others like you can provide us with the resources to carry on, expand our programming, and pay our players what they’re worth. As a bonus, we're a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation... so your donation is tax-deductible.

Are you ready to support our musicians and help take Extradition to the next level?

* * *

The Extradition Series is a programming arm of the Creative Music Guild, an all-volunteer non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, and dedicated to promoting experimental and improvised music.

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Tiers
Level 1
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Level 1 patrons get free admission to all Extradition Series concerts as long as they remain a patron. 

Level 2
$10 or more per month 4 patrons

Level 2 patrons get free admission to all Extradition Series concerts as long as they remain a patron, plus a lot of good karma and an Extradition Series tote bag.

Level 3
$20 or more per month 1 patron

Level 3 patrons get free admission to all Extradition Series concerts as long as they remain a patron, plus tons of good karma, an Extradition Series tote bag, and an Extradition Series T-shirt.