Lanakila Iesu is creating Music, Writing, and Much More!
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patrons

$15
per month
Welcome!  Come on in and get involved!
I love being at home writing music, but if I weren't interacting with friends and fans, the music would grow lifeless and stop flowing.  I create to communicate and connect.  If you have ever listened to one of my songs, you are the purpose in what I do, and you have my sincere thanks.

This Patreon page is a new way to facilitate our connections, by giving you an active role in my artistic process.  Even if your financial contribution is small, you make a big difference when you become a patron.  You're coming together with others in funding the creation of new songs, videos, and albums, which is powerful in itself, but you're also becoming a voice in the ongoing conversation that shapes my work, and that's of value beyond measure to me.  Please be an active participant here - comment to my posts and make contact.  I want to know what you love and what your heart wants, so that I can bring you more of it. 

Music
The best way to find out for yourself what I do if you're not familiar is to visit the video page on my website to look at some of my past work, keeping in mind that no single video can possibly be representative of everything I do.

I'm a songwriter of over 20 years and a classically trained singer and semi-classically trained guitarist, also dabbling in a variety of other instruments including ukulele, Celtic harp, djembe drum, and Native American flute.  While I still belt out the occasional Italian art song or noodle through a John Dowland song now and again, I mostly apply these skills to other genres.

I perform covers in a variety of musical styles; I've been known to play anything from folk songs unknown hundreds of years old, to songs by Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Gale Garnett, Peter Gabriel, The Andrews Sisters, Bob Marley, and Kirtana. 

My own composition and songwriting tends to be a slow process, but the painstaking attention to detail results in songs I'm proud to play.  They typically feature intimately emotive lyrics, which have been described by more than one listener as "sung poetry," melodies that take advantage of my relatively broad mezzo-soprano vocal range, and intricate fingerstyle guitar work somewhat reminiscent of the classical music I studied in college. 

Writing
I am an inveterate writer.  From journals to letters to Facebook posts, I am definitely among those in love with the written word.  I also love sharing experience and knowledge.  I hope that by writing about my experiences in art and a creativity-centered life, I can exchange more inspiration and ideas with my supporters.  At the very least I think it's safe to say we're going to have some fun along the way.

...And then some!
In addition to music and writing, I have a variety of other creative outlets including dance (usually either Bollywood or somatic expressive movement) and miniature crafting.  Everything's interconnected, so you're bound to get a glimpse of these activities alongside and within my music and writing.
Tiers
First to Know
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content - be the first to know about what's happening and what's next
  • Connect with me and other patrons
Eager Listeners' Club
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Check out my latest songs before anyone else!
  • Pre-order CD releases
  • Early access to videos and clips from jams and performances
  • Plus all previous rewards
Inside Scoop: Creative Life Behind the Scenes
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Ever wondered how I do what I do?  Find out through special posts and videos on...
  • My subject matter and inspirations
  • Glimpses into my creative process
  • More slices of art and life - vlogging jams and songs "in the rough."
  • All previous rewards
Special Thanks: Name In The Credits
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for stepping up to the plate and making my work possible!  In recognition, you'll receive:
  • Credits on an upcoming song, video, or album
  • Plus all previous rewards
Super Supporter!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You deserve rewards better and cooler than any cape I could sew, so let me send you some.
  • When I have a new CD or other creation available, you'll get one sent straight to your door!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$15 of $20 per month
People have been asking for quite a while if there is a recording available of my version of the Gayatri Mantra, and I'm working on making it happen! Releasing an MP3 isn't a particularly expensive undertaking, but it does require a little seed money. If my patrons are contributing $20 a month, I'll know I've definitely got the funding  to make a beautiful new recording of this piece available electronically.
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Welcome!  Come on in and get involved!
I love being at home writing music, but if I weren't interacting with friends and fans, the music would grow lifeless and stop flowing.  I create to communicate and connect.  If you have ever listened to one of my songs, you are the purpose in what I do, and you have my sincere thanks.

This Patreon page is a new way to facilitate our connections, by giving you an active role in my artistic process.  Even if your financial contribution is small, you make a big difference when you become a patron.  You're coming together with others in funding the creation of new songs, videos, and albums, which is powerful in itself, but you're also becoming a voice in the ongoing conversation that shapes my work, and that's of value beyond measure to me.  Please be an active participant here - comment to my posts and make contact.  I want to know what you love and what your heart wants, so that I can bring you more of it. 

Music
The best way to find out for yourself what I do if you're not familiar is to visit the video page on my website to look at some of my past work, keeping in mind that no single video can possibly be representative of everything I do.

I'm a songwriter of over 20 years and a classically trained singer and semi-classically trained guitarist, also dabbling in a variety of other instruments including ukulele, Celtic harp, djembe drum, and Native American flute.  While I still belt out the occasional Italian art song or noodle through a John Dowland song now and again, I mostly apply these skills to other genres.

I perform covers in a variety of musical styles; I've been known to play anything from folk songs unknown hundreds of years old, to songs by Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Gale Garnett, Peter Gabriel, The Andrews Sisters, Bob Marley, and Kirtana. 

My own composition and songwriting tends to be a slow process, but the painstaking attention to detail results in songs I'm proud to play.  They typically feature intimately emotive lyrics, which have been described by more than one listener as "sung poetry," melodies that take advantage of my relatively broad mezzo-soprano vocal range, and intricate fingerstyle guitar work somewhat reminiscent of the classical music I studied in college. 

Writing
I am an inveterate writer.  From journals to letters to Facebook posts, I am definitely among those in love with the written word.  I also love sharing experience and knowledge.  I hope that by writing about my experiences in art and a creativity-centered life, I can exchange more inspiration and ideas with my supporters.  At the very least I think it's safe to say we're going to have some fun along the way.

...And then some!
In addition to music and writing, I have a variety of other creative outlets including dance (usually either Bollywood or somatic expressive movement) and miniature crafting.  Everything's interconnected, so you're bound to get a glimpse of these activities alongside and within my music and writing.

Recent posts by Lanakila Iesu

Tiers
First to Know
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content - be the first to know about what's happening and what's next
  • Connect with me and other patrons
Eager Listeners' Club
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Check out my latest songs before anyone else!
  • Pre-order CD releases
  • Early access to videos and clips from jams and performances
  • Plus all previous rewards
Inside Scoop: Creative Life Behind the Scenes
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Ever wondered how I do what I do?  Find out through special posts and videos on...
  • My subject matter and inspirations
  • Glimpses into my creative process
  • More slices of art and life - vlogging jams and songs "in the rough."
  • All previous rewards
Special Thanks: Name In The Credits
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for stepping up to the plate and making my work possible!  In recognition, you'll receive:
  • Credits on an upcoming song, video, or album
  • Plus all previous rewards
Super Supporter!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You deserve rewards better and cooler than any cape I could sew, so let me send you some.
  • When I have a new CD or other creation available, you'll get one sent straight to your door!
  • Plus all previous rewards