Kris Halpin is creating Dyskinetic: Music, Podcasts, Videos and more...
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Dyskinetic is, above all else, a conversation.

I'm a singer/songwriter and disabled person. I'm also known for playing an extraordinary, futuristic instrument known as MiMu Gloves. The brainchild of Grammy Award winning genius Imogen Heap, I'm the first disabled person to use them as an accessible instrument. I've toured all over the world as a solo artist, performing with the gloves. Along the way I've had an amazing conversation about music, technology and disability. I soon realised that the conversation *around* my work was bigger and more important than anything I could ever do alone. 

This conversation needed to amplified, and it needed to be an entity to itself, so Dyskinetic was born. I knew I wanted to make new music, a new kind of music. It struck me that no-one ever seems to make rock and metal with high tech instruments, so Dyskinetic is a return to my heavy roots. I'm busy working on a new album, and I'm really excited about it. I also have ambitious plans to explore the conversation in ways that songs don't serve. First up will be a podcast, with guests from different parts of the music/technology/disability conversation. I've got some great guests provisionally lined up, subject to time and expense. There are also plans for a YouTube channel and visual artworks (another return to earlier roots, I spent 3 years in art college) - it's going to be a wide, loud, living breathing thing. 

My career is going well, at least in live performance. I make a living performing with the gloves, but since the gloves adventure started, I've spent little time in the studio. There's a few reasons for that, but one big fact is that it doesn't easily sustain itself. I still have to pay rent on my studio, buy/replace equipment, and I need the financial freedom to actually spend time in the studio. Unfortunately it's been hard to prioritise digital content as a result, but I'm hopeful that being on Patreon could help level the balance. I know a lot of people really care about the work I'm doing, a fact that I'm forever grateful for. Hopefully, this will give those people a chance to support and therefore accelerate the project. 

In return, I've got some really cool Patreon-only perks planned. I'll add tiers and ideas gradually, but first up is a new webdoc series. All Patrons will have access to these 5-10 minute documentaries, of which I'm aiming to release 2-3 per week. I've spent the last few weeks streamlining that process, and there are two episodes available right now when you sign up. 

There's a good chance that if you're reading this, you already have an interest in what I do. For that I'm eternally grateful. Your support would bring things like the podcast to fruition faster. The podcast is definitely a project that needs a budget. Moving me and/or guests around costs money of course, and I'm keen to record them all face to face. There's a few more surprises up my mimu gloved sleeves, so if you're keen to see/hear/experience more, please do consider becoming a patron. 

My humblest thanks, 

KH
Tiers
Creatives.
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
The behind the scenes pass to witness the creative process. This is where my work is unboxed and explained. Most importantly, I'm filming EVERY studio session for the new album, and I'll be adding at least 2 ten minute web docs every week. There'll be LOADS of stuff here, lyrics, demos, works in progress, Q&As, and of course... MIMU GLOVES. Hopefully fellow creatives will get a lot out of this. You'll also get new songs for immediate download as soon as they become available. 
Dyskinetic is, above all else, a conversation.

I'm a singer/songwriter and disabled person. I'm also known for playing an extraordinary, futuristic instrument known as MiMu Gloves. The brainchild of Grammy Award winning genius Imogen Heap, I'm the first disabled person to use them as an accessible instrument. I've toured all over the world as a solo artist, performing with the gloves. Along the way I've had an amazing conversation about music, technology and disability. I soon realised that the conversation *around* my work was bigger and more important than anything I could ever do alone. 

This conversation needed to amplified, and it needed to be an entity to itself, so Dyskinetic was born. I knew I wanted to make new music, a new kind of music. It struck me that no-one ever seems to make rock and metal with high tech instruments, so Dyskinetic is a return to my heavy roots. I'm busy working on a new album, and I'm really excited about it. I also have ambitious plans to explore the conversation in ways that songs don't serve. First up will be a podcast, with guests from different parts of the music/technology/disability conversation. I've got some great guests provisionally lined up, subject to time and expense. There are also plans for a YouTube channel and visual artworks (another return to earlier roots, I spent 3 years in art college) - it's going to be a wide, loud, living breathing thing. 

My career is going well, at least in live performance. I make a living performing with the gloves, but since the gloves adventure started, I've spent little time in the studio. There's a few reasons for that, but one big fact is that it doesn't easily sustain itself. I still have to pay rent on my studio, buy/replace equipment, and I need the financial freedom to actually spend time in the studio. Unfortunately it's been hard to prioritise digital content as a result, but I'm hopeful that being on Patreon could help level the balance. I know a lot of people really care about the work I'm doing, a fact that I'm forever grateful for. Hopefully, this will give those people a chance to support and therefore accelerate the project. 

In return, I've got some really cool Patreon-only perks planned. I'll add tiers and ideas gradually, but first up is a new webdoc series. All Patrons will have access to these 5-10 minute documentaries, of which I'm aiming to release 2-3 per week. I've spent the last few weeks streamlining that process, and there are two episodes available right now when you sign up. 

There's a good chance that if you're reading this, you already have an interest in what I do. For that I'm eternally grateful. Your support would bring things like the podcast to fruition faster. The podcast is definitely a project that needs a budget. Moving me and/or guests around costs money of course, and I'm keen to record them all face to face. There's a few more surprises up my mimu gloved sleeves, so if you're keen to see/hear/experience more, please do consider becoming a patron. 

My humblest thanks, 

KH

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Tiers
Creatives.
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
The behind the scenes pass to witness the creative process. This is where my work is unboxed and explained. Most importantly, I'm filming EVERY studio session for the new album, and I'll be adding at least 2 ten minute web docs every week. There'll be LOADS of stuff here, lyrics, demos, works in progress, Q&As, and of course... MIMU GLOVES. Hopefully fellow creatives will get a lot out of this. You'll also get new songs for immediate download as soon as they become available.