Noah Grunzweig

Noah Grunzweig

is creating Music Medleys, Gender-Free Dance Events, Boardgames, & Books

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patrons
I like to create experiences for others.  All of my creative work centers on creating opportunities to experience something evocative for the mind and/or body.  For this patreon, I am focusing on my work making superior mixes specifically for gender-free, alt music contra dances...UPDATE:  That is a lie.  I am learning to honor the value of the medicine I bring to the world and would love to see others invest in the development of all my works.  Medlies: This is way more than slapping three songs together.  It's rearranging parts of songs, looping, and blending tracks to better fit our dance form, and also create a crazy amazing musical journey.  By you joining me in this, you are supporting the musical development of our dance scene in Portland and beyond.  Also, you will be supporting me organizing dance events you love.  Who can say no to more awesome music and dancing. Events: I decided to add events because I feel like having the best dance events in Portland will give us a platform to spread our practice of functional intentional spaces, compassionate communication, and personal process.  Board Games: play is how we learn and practice most naturally.  The games I am creating and want to create are games that bring individual creative energy to the table through low stakes and silly themes while also subtly building some very useful skills, like lying, cheating, working together, flattery, audience specific humor, & Multi-game (system) awareness.  I also want to work on a social game centered around Recognizing emotional & trauma exchange, giving and taking power, and development of internal martial skills (the last one is a delicious future project). Books: In my current nearly first-draft work, I am exploring otherness, the basic experience of code switching, and other cultural & relationships tools used to "other" and dehumanize through a comical fantasy adventure. support to finish my novels is especially appreciated, as these are especially large and complex systems of people, ideas, culture, and creative intention, and that is just what is happening in my life. ;)  So I invite you to invest in quality stories that take just as much time and effort to create as a quality life.
Tiers
Hums... Hums for the Poor
$1 or more per month

Each person investing a dollar per month supports my music set making.  30 people at $1 means I can make one new set per month, or 12 sets per year. You post a dollar in my lap, and I'll inject some great music into your dancing bones!  :) :) This is a highly equitable investment in joyful times!

Tiny bricks to build it all
$5 or more per month

Patronage is an investment art.  It binds you to everything I create, like mortar holding together a great wall (no relation to the boarder) - and with no time invested on your part! :) Each patron at this tier lays one tiny brick in the foundation of my creative empire (or socialist utopia, if you prefer that).  


* 30 patrons would equal 3-5 new music sets per month. You will get access to sets for home use as well as permission to use my sets for dance events. 

Creative Fertilizer
$10 or more per month

Plants need nitrogen.  Ideas need dollar bills.  By contributing $10 per month, you are saying you want to support my making a few mixes a month, and you'd like to see my my board game(s) published. I'll post Music sets & Time laps Videos of  the Game Art. 


* You will receive first print of my game(s) when they are published 

* Special thanks, and extra license to cheat, at the release party! :)


NOTE: This is the only Tier that gets extra license to cheat at game launches.  The rest of you will just have to cheat & get away with it. 

Shots in the Butt
$25 or more per month

You'd like me to focus and get shit done, so you can enjoy the fruits of my labor.  Your monthly money shot in my butt (?!?!? just roll with it) will allow me greater focus on all of my creative works.  Each patron at this tier supports 1-2 hours of creative work. That is 300-500 words, one music set, or time dedicated to completing game art. 


* You'll get updates for what your buttshots supported each month 

* First print copy of the game(s) & book(s) you supported.

Before we're undead, please.
$100 or more per month

Zombies eat brains to experience moments of humanity.  You consume the creative byproducts of those same brains. Are we really that different? While the answer is clearly both, "zombies are a creative byproduct of your brain" and  "many of us are dead inside, so yes, we're kin", you aren't interested in undead philosophy.  You want to invest in creative works you and other not-dead-yet people can enjoy. Your investment allows me to invest 1-2 hours every day on a music for dances, game development, and narrative progression on my novellas, choose your own adventure stories, and fantasy novels.  


* You'll get monthly updates

* The opportunity to beta test & read games books.  

* First print copies of games & books when they are published.

The OP (Original Patron)
$250 or more per month

You are an old school patron of the arts.  You aren't kidding around.  You want me to quit working my day jobs and just create entertainment and opportunities for you and other humans.  And I not only hear you, but I'm on it. At this tier, I will be wearing a T-shirt advertising your enthusiastic patronage of the arts.  


* You'll get monthly updates

* The opportunity to beta test & read games books.  

* First print copies of games & books when they are published.

* Opportunity to make a cameo in one of my books OR have your likeness drawn into the art for one of my games.

Sugar for your coffee?
$500 or more per month

Now, I want your financial partnership in my creative work, but we should talk about this tier.  All benefits are creative, and consensual.  And all that implies.  


* You'll get monthly updates

* The opportunity to beta test & read games books.  

* First print copies of games & books when they are published.

* Opportunity to  have your likeness & persona cameo all my works, in a way to fits you and the work at hand. 

* If you want to coffee updates, at this point, I work part time for you and will be happy to report directly about progress being made.  I can't, however, promise happy endings.

You love me. You really love me!
$1,000 or more per month

Mamma never told me nothing about money.  Never told me nothing about valuing myself neither.  So I been learning about social capitol and economic capitol and my own worth for the whole of my adult life.  Not fully recognizing the value of what I have to offer has meant I haven't felt worthy of investment.  This has made capitol barriers seemed more entrenched & less surmountable, and meant I have chosen to not allow others to fully support participate in the joy that is my life & creative work.


That chapter is nearly written and done. I seek the next chapter, so while the ghosts of my previous life, both embodied in the voices of people I know, and in the ghosts of my own creation, will raise their voice and say "this ask is unreasonable. No one is worth that."  I say to them, "you are worth it, and should I have the ability to do so, I will invest the same in you."


* You all the benefits of previous tiers, PLUS, also, I will go down on you.  LOL, O.K., I'm sex positive, but that promise is a lie. I'm not trading sex here.  

* What you do get in addition is the promise of my paying it forward to as many as I can. This includes your name passed on with my own to any I patronize.

Goals
17% complete
Goals are great.  Translating dollars into future works is better.  By the time we reach this goal, we'll all have 8-10 new music sets or fewer music sets and some publish ready art pieces for my board game.
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I like to create experiences for others.  All of my creative work centers on creating opportunities to experience something evocative for the mind and/or body.  For this patreon, I am focusing on my work making superior mixes specifically for gender-free, alt music contra dances...UPDATE:  That is a lie.  I am learning to honor the value of the medicine I bring to the world and would love to see others invest in the development of all my works.  Medlies: This is way more than slapping three songs together.  It's rearranging parts of songs, looping, and blending tracks to better fit our dance form, and also create a crazy amazing musical journey.  By you joining me in this, you are supporting the musical development of our dance scene in Portland and beyond.  Also, you will be supporting me organizing dance events you love.  Who can say no to more awesome music and dancing. Events: I decided to add events because I feel like having the best dance events in Portland will give us a platform to spread our practice of functional intentional spaces, compassionate communication, and personal process.  Board Games: play is how we learn and practice most naturally.  The games I am creating and want to create are games that bring individual creative energy to the table through low stakes and silly themes while also subtly building some very useful skills, like lying, cheating, working together, flattery, audience specific humor, & Multi-game (system) awareness.  I also want to work on a social game centered around Recognizing emotional & trauma exchange, giving and taking power, and development of internal martial skills (the last one is a delicious future project). Books: In my current nearly first-draft work, I am exploring otherness, the basic experience of code switching, and other cultural & relationships tools used to "other" and dehumanize through a comical fantasy adventure. support to finish my novels is especially appreciated, as these are especially large and complex systems of people, ideas, culture, and creative intention, and that is just what is happening in my life. ;)  So I invite you to invest in quality stories that take just as much time and effort to create as a quality life.

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Tiers
Hums... Hums for the Poor
$1 or more per month

Each person investing a dollar per month supports my music set making.  30 people at $1 means I can make one new set per month, or 12 sets per year. You post a dollar in my lap, and I'll inject some great music into your dancing bones!  :) :) This is a highly equitable investment in joyful times!

Tiny bricks to build it all
$5 or more per month

Patronage is an investment art.  It binds you to everything I create, like mortar holding together a great wall (no relation to the boarder) - and with no time invested on your part! :) Each patron at this tier lays one tiny brick in the foundation of my creative empire (or socialist utopia, if you prefer that).  


* 30 patrons would equal 3-5 new music sets per month. You will get access to sets for home use as well as permission to use my sets for dance events. 

Creative Fertilizer
$10 or more per month

Plants need nitrogen.  Ideas need dollar bills.  By contributing $10 per month, you are saying you want to support my making a few mixes a month, and you'd like to see my my board game(s) published. I'll post Music sets & Time laps Videos of  the Game Art. 


* You will receive first print of my game(s) when they are published 

* Special thanks, and extra license to cheat, at the release party! :)


NOTE: This is the only Tier that gets extra license to cheat at game launches.  The rest of you will just have to cheat & get away with it. 

Shots in the Butt
$25 or more per month

You'd like me to focus and get shit done, so you can enjoy the fruits of my labor.  Your monthly money shot in my butt (?!?!? just roll with it) will allow me greater focus on all of my creative works.  Each patron at this tier supports 1-2 hours of creative work. That is 300-500 words, one music set, or time dedicated to completing game art. 


* You'll get updates for what your buttshots supported each month 

* First print copy of the game(s) & book(s) you supported.

Before we're undead, please.
$100 or more per month

Zombies eat brains to experience moments of humanity.  You consume the creative byproducts of those same brains. Are we really that different? While the answer is clearly both, "zombies are a creative byproduct of your brain" and  "many of us are dead inside, so yes, we're kin", you aren't interested in undead philosophy.  You want to invest in creative works you and other not-dead-yet people can enjoy. Your investment allows me to invest 1-2 hours every day on a music for dances, game development, and narrative progression on my novellas, choose your own adventure stories, and fantasy novels.  


* You'll get monthly updates

* The opportunity to beta test & read games books.  

* First print copies of games & books when they are published.

The OP (Original Patron)
$250 or more per month

You are an old school patron of the arts.  You aren't kidding around.  You want me to quit working my day jobs and just create entertainment and opportunities for you and other humans.  And I not only hear you, but I'm on it. At this tier, I will be wearing a T-shirt advertising your enthusiastic patronage of the arts.  


* You'll get monthly updates

* The opportunity to beta test & read games books.  

* First print copies of games & books when they are published.

* Opportunity to make a cameo in one of my books OR have your likeness drawn into the art for one of my games.

Sugar for your coffee?
$500 or more per month

Now, I want your financial partnership in my creative work, but we should talk about this tier.  All benefits are creative, and consensual.  And all that implies.  


* You'll get monthly updates

* The opportunity to beta test & read games books.  

* First print copies of games & books when they are published.

* Opportunity to  have your likeness & persona cameo all my works, in a way to fits you and the work at hand. 

* If you want to coffee updates, at this point, I work part time for you and will be happy to report directly about progress being made.  I can't, however, promise happy endings.

You love me. You really love me!
$1,000 or more per month

Mamma never told me nothing about money.  Never told me nothing about valuing myself neither.  So I been learning about social capitol and economic capitol and my own worth for the whole of my adult life.  Not fully recognizing the value of what I have to offer has meant I haven't felt worthy of investment.  This has made capitol barriers seemed more entrenched & less surmountable, and meant I have chosen to not allow others to fully support participate in the joy that is my life & creative work.


That chapter is nearly written and done. I seek the next chapter, so while the ghosts of my previous life, both embodied in the voices of people I know, and in the ghosts of my own creation, will raise their voice and say "this ask is unreasonable. No one is worth that."  I say to them, "you are worth it, and should I have the ability to do so, I will invest the same in you."


* You all the benefits of previous tiers, PLUS, also, I will go down on you.  LOL, O.K., I'm sex positive, but that promise is a lie. I'm not trading sex here.  

* What you do get in addition is the promise of my paying it forward to as many as I can. This includes your name passed on with my own to any I patronize.