Beth Fleenor

is creating monthly sonic oxygenations

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As the SPINE or BACKBONE of the Bunny Blasto Squad you are our central support structure and get access to:
❤️ a bonus Oxygenation recording created exclusively for the Squad
❤️ sketches: drafts and rough cuts of songs/projects/compositions
❤️ motivational videos from my life coach Bunny Botchiko (beware: he cusses sometimes)
❤️ journal entries: personal writings, essays, photos, goings on, art crushes
❤️ first notice of all project news
❤️ engaged conversations about all of the above
❤️ surprises…what will this be? It’s a surprise!
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As the LUNGS of the Bunny Blasto Squad you keep us breathing and get access to:
❤️ a monthly Oxygenation recording to offer a moment of breath in your life/body. These sonic oxygenations are exclusive music created for the LUNGS.
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As the HEART of the Bunny Blasto Squad you keep our blood pumping and get access to:
❤️ a monthly Oxygenation recording CREATED JUST FOR YOU. No one else will receive your personal sonic oxygenation, and it won’t be released anywhere else. This is a music-based love letter made for you and only you.
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About Beth Fleenor

Hello AWESOME human - and welcome to the Bunny Blasto Squad!! I’m Beth Fleenor (she/her) – aka: Crystal Beth – and I’m a maker of sensory experiences. What does that even mean? It means I am dedicated to creating moments for us to FEEL and EMBRACE our aliveness through sound, communication, food, ARTifacts, and any other tool I can find.

I believe that art is the discipline of being; that sound can change the state of anything; that an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems – and I think all humans are magnificent, complex, amazing and powerful…and that means YOU! I think we need a way to deal with ourselves, so that we can deal with each other….and when we have that, it leads us to a different way of conducting ourselves – a mutual respect of shared experience. We need focusing agents to help us process experiences – a way to make sense of it all – a way to get it to move through our bodies. Transcendent happiness, deep tragedy, and everything in between – from the profound to the banal – we need a way to catch up with ourselves in the present moment to be able to move forward in a state of alignment.

There has never been another you in the history of the universe. Not like this, not like right now. You are important and you deserve to be acknowledged. I think music is one of our most powerful tools to catch up with ourselves and to acknowledge each other. I believe it with every fiber of my being, and I want to offer it to you as the best gift I can give. 

WHY PATREON?
I have been searching for a way to connect deeply and more directly with YOU. I love making music for live performances, dance & film, creating multi-media installations, and making records, but something has been missing and I think this is it. This is the bridge. It connects me directly to you and allows me to CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL JUST FOR YOU: an intimate and personal moment to breathe together. Presence. Intention. Catharsis. Respect. Privacy to have your own experience, unique to you, in whatever way you want. All of that has a home here and is elevated here. And I know you are here because you care about those things. That means a lot to me. That gives me so much hope and inspiration. I want you to be on my team, all of us part of the BUNNY BLASTO SQUAD! I need you to be yourself, so I can be myself. 

WHY DO YOU CALL IT THIS? 
OXYGENATION is the addition of oxygen to any physical system, including the human body. Your lungs absorb oxygen from the air you breathe. Your lungs then transfer that oxygen into your blood.

I have always thought of words as microscopes. When you look at a word individually, you realize they are each a vast network connected to all kinds of personal & cultural associations. That network then influences what that individual word means to you personally. When I sit down to create work that is intended as a deeply personal moment for you to be with yourself and the All of It, I want to avoid the associations we each make with words such as meditation, prayer, ritual, rumination, or introspection. Instead, I want us to step into new, uncharted territory together, without expectation, without association, without preconceived notions, and most of all, without our defense systems. I want us to be open to each other. 

I chose OXYGENATION as the word to represent this new body of work because it inspires something riveting in me. It inspires me to elevate and celebrate our aliveness, through music. We are here, together, breathing. Isn’t that just so amazing!!?!??!?

WHAT IT’S FOR?
1)We can connect to each other more directly through the work being created exclusively for the Squad. It is a direct line or bridge to each other. And it is a way for me to create work that I know is directly received by the humans for whom it is intended. I can be more specific, and in being more specific, I can go in deeper and deeper over time.

2)You are supporting my work at a fundamentally foundational level. You ensure I am able to keep food on the table, keep a roof over my head, and keep the electricity flowing so that I can keep making music for as long as my body will allow. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Do you want to join the Bunny Blasto Squad as part of the SPINE, LUNGS, or HEART? Choose the level that best suits you and begin making your monthly contribution. Once you sign up you will automatically have access to everything on the SPINE level and receive a BONUS OXYGENATION RECORDING just for signing up. If you join as part of the LUNGS, you will receive a new recording every month, in addition to accessing everything on the SPINE level. If you join at the HEART level, you will receive a new monthly recording created for you and you only, in addition to everything at both the LUNGS & SPINE levels. You can opt out or change your subscription at any time.

ARTIST BIO
Whether performing solo with amplified clarinet, voice & electronics, leading blindfolded chamber ensembles, or conducting a full theater house as a beat-boxing choir, Beth Fleenor has a penchant for surprising audiences into embracing that magic is indeed possible. From 100,000 seat rock festivals, and maximum-security prisons, to some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, Fleenor uses sound to open the channels of communication between and within individuals and environments. Grounded in the idea that “art is the discipline of being,” her work has been heard in live music, recordings, theater, performance art, installation, modern dance, and film. Crafting moments that ricochet between meditation and a full body purge, Fleenor is an electric, adrenaline inducing performer voted Seattle’s Best Classical Musician and nominated for NW Vocalist of the Year.

Also known by the moniker Crystal Beth, Fleenor sings in her own invented language and has been described as “world music from an imaginary planet..quite compelling & magical” (Seattle Times), and ”a supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger). In short, “Beth Fleenor transcends labels – a multi-talented, creative force in Seattle.” (City Arts Magazine)

Fleenor wholeheartedly believes that “an emphasis on creativity in a culture gives rise to creative solutions to social problems.” Guided by this principle, she beckons us to consider that creativity is intrinsic and necessary to all humans, and that cultivating one’s own relationship with it can in fact change the world, one individual at a time.

MORE FROM THE PRESS
“Beth Fleenor is characterized as a sonic sensory clarinetist and vocalist. The audience for Fleenor’s music spans the fertile rock scene in Seattle, the engaged experimental and improvised music community, and the vibrant modern jazz scene. She uses her clarinet and bass clarinet as direct extensions of herself, in ways that offer an unexpected divergence from the lineage of jazz or classical clarinetists. Employing electronics to create her own sonic universe, Fleenor has established an unbeaten trail that fluctuates between electronic modernism and neo-acoustic virtuosity.” (Earshot Jazz)

“anguish rubs shoulders with euphoria here, in her hypnotic melange of vocal acrobatics, where human beatboxing and phonetics-based artificial language create a certain disquiet, and instrumental numbers, where clarinet and loop pedals lay down a strange elation, the overall results amounting to catharsis.” (DME: Let it Rock)

“multiple voices that chant, cry and summon inner demons – often simultaneously – yet the trance they induce is irresistibly pleasant” (DME: Let it Rock)

“Crystal Beth wields her clarinet like a magic wand to create unearthly, genre-defying compositions” (Bored in Pittsburg)

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 28 exclusive posts
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Images
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Writing
9
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 28 exclusive posts
13
Audio releases
5
Images
1
Writing
9
Videos

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