John C. O'Leary III, PhD

Jazz pianist • Composer • Neuroscience PhD


Help me Raise Funds for a Solo Piano Album Inspired by Neuroscience and genetics

I successfully raised over $5,000 on Kickstarter to make a solo piano record! However, my budget is super airtight and would love to be able to make it the best possible recording. If you're seeing this for the first time, let me tell you about my project.

 I'm writing and recording all new original music inspired by scientific discoveries in neuroscience and genetics. The purpose of  this recording is to help bridge the gap in communication between science and society. I feel that there are some very important scientific discoveries and issues that people should be more aware of and discussing in their communities. Although music cannot directly communicate the information it can create a space for this dialogue to occur.    

You can contribute by donating and/or pre-ordering the CD, the vinyl LP, and the t-shirt, which will be available in March, 2018!

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CRISPR is a piece inspired by the genetic editing technology of te same name. CRISPR is basically a group of DNA segments in bacteria containing short, repetitive base sequences. So compositionally speaking, a big part of the piece is short repetitive bass sequences!


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Pre-Order CD

You will have a CD mailed to you in March of 2018! The liner notes will include essays about the different scientific discoveries and issues  that I'm wanting to raise awareness about

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Pre-order the Vinyl LP

You will have  your very own vinyl LP of this record mailed to you in March of 2018!

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pre-order the t-shirt

I'm working with an awesome graphic designer to make a unique t-shirt design for this project. You will have a t-shirt mailed to you in March, 2018!

If you have any questions or comments send me a note!

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