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Emergency funding for the Kalvos & Damian cybercast project was needed before September 4, 1998, in the sum of $6,000. We did not reach the goal, but have gone ahead with the project. Your support is crucial to seeing the costs through of this remarkable 5-hour cybercast that took place simultaneously from Amsterdam and Vermont on September 12, 1998.
Our cybercast did not find major corporate or government sponsorship to date, so we are asking for a contribution from the entire K&D public -- our supporters, users of our site, those who have received help or advice or listings, companies who wish to be associated with this new and interesting project, and even our guests. A pledge in the amount of $100 is requested to Contact Form, with a check mailed to K&D as soon as possible (made out to "VCME/Kalvos & Damian", to Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, 176 Cox Brook Road, Northfield, Vermont 05663 USA).
The aim of this fund drive is to make this and future cybercast projects successful, including an upcoming 25th anniversary series of the Gimik Ensemble in Fall 2000 and SEAMUS 2000 and 2001.
We hope that you will help make up the difference with this critically important, leading-edge cybercast, and future ones. We will list your names (unless you wish anonymity) in the project as personal or company sponsors. You will have the satisfaction of helping create the new world of global intercommunication, from its beginning, outside the channels of commercial networks. As with so many important innovations, the world-wide web 'dream' has to start at the grass roots.
The AmsterDramm Project
The AmsterDramm Project is the first in a series of on-location cybercasts hosted by Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar. Composer David Dramm has organized this special concert for K&D at STEIM, Europe's leading electroacoustic/electronic music concert hall. Dramm was joined by several composers for the event, including Anne La Berge, with guest appearances by Louis Andriessen, Ruth Dreier, and Nick Didkovsky and special interviews with Jacqueline Oskamp, Frances-Marie Uitti, and Philip Mechanicus.
The AmsterDramm Project is assisted by STEIM, VuurWerk Internet for technical operations and Kanner Internet for cybercasting distribution. K&D receives technical support from WGDR and Goddard College, but has approximately $6,000 in additional requirements:
Budget for Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar to host the cybercast on September 12:
ISDN line $1,250 Phone charges $1,500 Telephone bridge $2,500 Travel/housing $ 750 Miscellaneous $ 500
For additional information on the participants and support organizations for the AmsterDramm projects, see the Project Page.
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What is Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar?
What are the K&D projects?
Who are Kalvos and Damian?
What is available on the K&D site?
Where can I hear the Bazaar?
What Support is Sought?
Support requested for Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar includes financing of special projects. Among them:
Monetary support, new recordings, and in-kind supplies and labor (PC equipment, CDRs, DATs, etc.) are invited. Contributions are made to the Kalvos & Damian Program Fund of the 501(c)3 tax-exempt VCME. Contributions can be forwarded directly to Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar, 176 Cox Brook Road, Northfield, Vermont 05663 USA, made out to "VCME/Kalvos & Damian". Contact Contact Form for information.
Outcomes: The K&D Goals
Many media projects -- especially those on the web -- are 'hobby' projects or fan sites. Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar is a serious effort to create a live and archived look at composers and music composition at the end of the century. We measure our effectiveness by the volume of email we exchange, the quality of the email, honest site 'numbers', and valuable acknowledgments of our work.
Both the New York Times and the Village Voice have noted K&D's resources; the Times devoted a sidebar to the K&D show on Conlon Nancarrow. We have won the site of the week award from Klassik Online (December 15, 1997) and a four-star award from Luckman's Best of the Web (August 19, 1997). Our site is accessible by W3C standards.
The K&D counter is not a so-called "hit counter". We record only one visit per host -- no matter how many pages, graphics, or sounds are used from the site. Our counter only records a single visit as people browse our pages. We use statistics to provide a better picture than counters. For example, statistics show (for August 17) that 838 'hits' were logged to files on just one of our four default homepages (formerly http://maltedmedia.com/kalvos/, http://maltedmedia.com/kalvos/kalvos.html, http://www.goddard.edu/wgdr/kalvos/, http://www.goddard.edu/wgdr/kalvos/kalvos.html, and http://sun.goddard.edu/students/wgdr/kalvos/kalvos.html), but fewer than 100 true visits were recorded for the day.
Measurement by Site Size, August 20, 1998
|Audio files (music, interview clips, and archived shows)||627|
|Control files for audio||559|
|Text files ("pages")||476|
|Graphics files (images with "content")||304|
|Graphics files (design graphics, icons, and navigation)||152|
|Total Bytes||2,434,905,409 (2.27GB)||
Measurement by Website Visitors, April 1, 1997-August 20, 1998
Measurement by Email, November 25, 1996-August 20, 1998
|Email/web resource submissions (ca. 40/month, not filed)||1,440|
|Between Kalvos and Damian (excludes forwarded mail)||1,078|
|Mentoring project (other than composer correspondence)||1,058|
|General visitor support (short exchanges)||534|
|Extended visitor support (long threads)||426|
|Planning and publicity||289|
|Distribution of information||152|
|Uncategorized general email||123|
|Mail in queue for answering||66|
|Archiving crisis (March 1998)||61|
AmsterDramm Project Sponsors
Europe: Gaudeamus - STEIM - VuurWerk - Donemus
USA: MaltedMedia - WGDR - Goddard
The AmsterDramm Project is funded by