David Block - The Human Experienceis creating music and art that crosses cultural barriers
About David Block - The Human Experience
HOW PATREON WORKS?
Choose an amount you wish to pledge, based off of your personal decision, or which reward you'd like! You can choose as $1 per month! I've put together some really special packages. Everything helps. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see all the rewards <3
WHO I AM AND WHAT I STAND FOR
WHAT I DO AND HOW I DO IT
I am a musician, producer, composer, speaker, photographer, designer, philosopher, writer, yogi, creative consultant, visionary, lifestyle coach, activist, entrepreneur, and creator of all things. I have also been my own manager and booking agent, touring 3000+ days in over 20 countries over the past 10 years. I also co-founded the artist collective/social movement "Slow Down" which celebrates creativity as our greatest human resource, reminds us of the simple elegance of "being" and aims to support arts programs around the world (I want your help with this!)
I am a passionate collaborator. I believe in celebrating diversity and consider the essence of collaborating is improving one's weaknesses with the strengths of others in order to birth something bigger than oneself. I have used this philosophy to release over 100 pieces of music in the last 8 years and have 25+ songs planned for release in 2018. All my music is available for donation (because I believe creativity comes through you not from you). Many of you have been very generous with your donations and for that I am very grateful.
WHAT YOUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TOWARDS
One of my mentors once asked me "Do you have something to say or something to sell?" I have something to say (unfortunately, the music and entertainment industry is mainly focused on something to sell). I have never compromised my message or my artistic integrity in favor of selling over saying. I also often work 80+ hours a week, traveling 300 days a year, and would like to expand my team (allowing me to focus on more on the arts). Your contribution will help me to continue spreading my message around the world by helping with the extensive costs often paid for by major record labels (which unfortunately often enslave artists in the process!). Hiring musicians (live and in studio), PR, designers, marketing, promotions, building out an expanded live touring show, launching my first interactive photography exhibition, transforming my artist collective/social movement "Slow Down" into an official 501 c3 non-profit and so much more. Expanding my team (this includes you) is the biggest part of my next step.
HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THE TEAM!
I have been asked by many people over the years how best to support me directly. Supporting and sharing my Patreon page with others is an amazing way! Please share this page with anyone who you think will be inspired. From exclusive mixes, works in progress, to one-on-one life and art coaching and private concerts, I want to make myself available to you - the wonderful humans who have made all of this possible. I am so grateful for all the support over the year; I am forever grateful for the path that I walk.
A LITTLE ABOUT MY JOURNEY
In this beautiful thing we call life, I have been blessed with many opportunities. When I was 21, I decided to pursue a life of happiness and adventure by quitting my old job, leaving everything and everyone I knew behind, moving first to Central America and then to India. At that time, I had never performed my music for anyone in public. I went from busking on the streets to touring around the world. The journey of my artistic discovery has been tandem with my journey of self discovery. Along the way, I have continually redefined what it means for me to be "successful;" creating, collaborating, sharing and learning. From expanding consciousness with plant medicines to Vipassana meditation, living in Mayan villages or the base of the Himalayas, playing festivals to lecturing at MIT about creativity, I am truly fascinated by this incredible thing we call "The Human Experience." I truly believe that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience - we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
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+Google Hangout with other Bronze Sponsors and myself to discuss the monthly topics
+A high quality print of your choice from my photography (visit davidblockphotography.com)
**Also includes access to "Dreamer" + "Visionary" + "Music Lover" rewards
+ (1) Ticket + backstage meet and greet at up to 3 shows per year (excluding festivals)
**Also includes access to "Dreamer" + "Visionary" + "Music Lover" + "Bronze Sponsor" rewards
+ Hangout with me in my studio in NYC (once a year) for a couple of hours and we can have a delicious meal, jam, talk about life etc.
**Also includes access to "Dreamer" + "Visionary" + "Music Lover" + "Bronze Sponsor" + "Silver Sponsor" rewards
+Annual private concert (inquire about travel costs/location)
+Hangout with me at my studio in NYC for a day and we will make a song!
+ (2) tickets to up to 5 shows per year and (2) ticket to a festival of your choice after 6 months of commitment
**Also includes access to "Dreamer" + "Visionary" + "Music Lover" + "Bronze Sponsor" + "Silver Sponsor"
-You may pledge for this reward and change your pledge to a lesser one after the initial pledge is processed (1st of the month)
**Also includes access to "Dreamer" + "Visionary" + "Music Lover" reward