Leav: A GPS-based app for Twin Cities music and art explorers

Holly Hansen of Zoo Animal and Weird Visions has created art for Leav.
Holly Hansen of Zoo Animal and Weird Visions has created art for Leav.

Earlier this year, Twin Cities-based developers Six Impossible Things laid out their plans for Leav. Expected to launch this summer, the iPhone/Android app gives its users access to music and art around the Twin Cities based upon their physical location and other environmental factors.

The musical contributions so far come from some familiar names -- Zoo Animal's Holly Hansen and Rogue Valley's Chris Koza. Now, the Leav folks are wrapping up another Kickstarter fundraiser to commission another batch of art pieces for the project.

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Closing on Sunday, March 8, the Kickstarter would fund work for the Leav app by musician and producer Grant Cutler (Weird Visions, Wolf Lords), and folk act Roe Family Singers. Additional work by cultural savant Andy Sturdevant and dancer Emily Johnson would also be supported by this $22,000 fundraiser. In all, 15 local artists would be commissioned as part of this program in 2014.

On June 14, Leav will officially launch as an iPhone app. The opening party will feature a rare Weird Visions performance -- featuring Hansen and Cutler flexing their synthesizer pop muscles together -- a Rogue Valley set, and a live art installation as part of a partnership with the Northern Spark Festival.

To reach the goal, they still have a ways to go, so if so compelled, donate here. Rewards include album downloads, limited edition prints from Leav's inaugural artists, and tickets to the Leav Launch Event.

More on the project here:

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