SPACE TIME TUNING MACHINE

is creating art / music/ electronic machines/ sonic adventures & experiments

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It all starts with small waves... and sometimes it's all that matters. Thanks.

Everyone who joins STTM gets the same benefits, no matter how much or how little you choose to contribute. Your support means a great deal, and allows me to prioritize creating art and music. You can cancel, increase or decrease your pledge any time. Thank you for being a part of this new adventure.
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wave after wave, I will forever remain indebted and grateful! Thank you.

Everyone who joins STTM gets the same benefits, no matter how much or how little you choose to contribute. Your support means a great deal, and allows me to prioritize creating art and music. You can cancel, increase or decrease your pledge any time. Thank you for being a part of this new adventure.
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making new waves together - we are synchronized, now and forever.

Everyone who joins STTM gets the same benefits, no matter how much or how little you choose to contribute. Your support means a great deal, and allows me to prioritize creating art and music. You can cancel, increase or decrease your pledge any time. Thank you for being a part of this new adventure.
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About SPACE TIME TUNING MACHINE

Thank you for taking the time to check out my patreon page. Your support will give me the opportunity to develop this very personal project “SPACE TIME TUNING MACHINE” that explores the multifaceted meanings of home.

I’m Haig Papazian, a Lebanese Armenian artist, composer, storyteller, and architect born in Beirut, and currently based out of New York. Some of you know me from the lebanese indie pop band Mashrou Leila, or this nytimes op-ed "The Cost of Being Queer and Arab", or Space Time Tuning Machine.

So, it’s been a rough two years. [thisthisthis, and this happened]. I’m trying to start over, and things are finally looking exciting. Last December I got selected for SHIM:NYC, a residency program launched by Artistic Freedom Initiative and Tamizdat at Westbeth Artist Housing, a magical place that hosts a creative artistic community in New York. I'm lucky to call it home this year.

Your support will give me an opportunity to develop STTM, and at the same time give you access to my new artistic and musical adventures: from archival, and historical research, to processes of developing designing, hacking, and building DIY electronic sound making machines that I will use for upcoming performances. This will also be an opportunity to get an inside look at the ups and downs of my creative process, especially as someone whose work has been  in-between disciplines and rarely focused on one. I'll talk about the challenges I face, the 3 am ideas I get, and give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how everything is coming together. I’ll also share with you all things that inspire me, music I'm listening to, books I’m reading, films I’m watching, and the gear I have and want. I am hoping most of the processes, research, images, sounds, and words from the project would eventually find a home online to share with everyone, that's why regardless of the tier, everyone gets access to the same content.

“SPACE TIME TUNING MACHINE: a dislocated wanderer's musical guide to find their way home” is a multimedia work at the intersection of art, music, and storytelling. The project is an exploration of the multifaceted meanings of HOME. I'm developing the upcoming phases of the project, hacking old equipment and collecting scrap electronics to build bespoke electronic sound making/recording machines, and turning my home into a musical laboratory, through musical exercises, encounters, presentations, and experiments in order to cultivate innovative conditions for new interdisciplinary works to be created from recollection and repetition of memories, personal experiences, childhood imaginations, myths, conspiracies, and dream interpretations. I’m also making this project an experiential work by inviting artists to my space for a series of short musical exercises and experimentations. These collaborations will give us an opportunity to exchange, engage, and negotiate both what it means to make a home and how this story could be told. In that way, this piece is an attempt to merge my creative and personal lives very publicly and collaboratively.

If you're already here, you probably know the basics of Patreon. If you’re new to this, think of it as a monthly subscription to support my work. You pledge to donate a few dollars each month so I can build my projects and machines, develop my research, and create many smaller works that will inform the world making processes of “Space Time Tuning Machine”. If enough people make the pledge, I’ll be able to do this full time, regularly, and be able to pay it forward to other artists who I'll be inviting to collaborate with on these projects.

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