Western classical, jazz, hip-hop, ethnic …

1.Western Classical music

http://www.classicalhouseconcerts.com/ (Salon Classical house concerts, Tulsa, OK)

http://web.mac.com/michael.reingold/NYCHouseConcerts/Home.html (New York City, NY)

http://www.azearlymusic.org/History.htm (Arizona Early music society)

http://www.sfems.org/hausmusik/index.htm (Hausmusik or chamber music series, that began in private houses in Bay Area, but are now organized in local church; Albany, CA)

Living room music” – composition by John Cage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_Room_Music, http://www.arnoldmarinissen.com/Pages/Cage.html)

Classical music house concerts – http://amyxneuburg.com/shows.html

video of a classical house concert (Neil Patton) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDSTZ8PwVEA&feature=related

2. Jazz

http://www.yellowhouseconcerts.com/Welcome.html (The Yellow House Concerts, Santa Barbara, CA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loft_jazz (Loft Jazz)

http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=loft%20jazz (Loft Jazz)

Downtown Music, 1971-1987: An Overview and Resource Guideby Peter Chercheshttp://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/fales/DowntownMusic/cherches1.html

Jazz on the river

“Jazz on the river” by William Howland Kenney: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/437337.html

Interview with William Howland Kenney, author of the book “Jazz on the River”-http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/mainHTML.cfm?page=kenney.html#Riverboat%20jazz%20music%27s%20role%20in%20reaffirming%20confidence%20in%20the%20United%20States

“Riverboats and jazz”; an exhibit and online tour: http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/raeburn/rivboatintro.htm

Wagner’s Ring in Amazon Rain Forest: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/09/arts/music/09ring.html?pagewanted=all

4. Avantgarde

The Kitchen:

“Cooking in the Kitchen, 1971-1985” by William Van Meter, in New York Times – http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/cooking-in-the-kitchen-1971-1985/?hpw

“The Kitchen’s Soho Years”, audio show on WNYC – http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2011/jul/07/kitchens-soho-years/


Henry Flynt recalls Yoko Ono’s loft performances on 112 Chambers St. – http://ahistoryofnewyork.com/tag/fluxus/

“The assault on culture, Chapter 10 (pages 56-59): The rise of the depoliticised Fluxus aesthetic” (359 Canal Street, Dick Higginss studio/loft) – http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/ass/fluxtwo.htm

“Fluxwedding” held in a friend’s loft in SoHo, February 25, 1978” (from “The Eve of Fluxus: A Fluxmemoir” by Billie Maciunas) – http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/features/eve-of-fluxus.html

List of performances at Yoko Ono’s Chamber St. Loft – http://www.jeclique.com/onoweb/loftono.html


In House (performance art group and project that explores the relation between contemporary chamber music and home or house space) – http://www.thingny.com/inhouse/about.htm

“CAF’s Home Show, Revisited Ten Los Angeles Artists Take On Santa Barbara’s Homes” (article by Charles Donelan; in Santa Barbara Independent) – http://www.independent.com/news/2011/jun/02/cafs-emhome-show-revisitedem/

Yan Jun’s project Living Room Tour (Beijing); July – September, 2011, touring audience’s homes, Beijing: http://www.yanjun.org/archives/654

4. Disco

David Mancuso’s The Loft- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Loft

King ofClubs(by Tim Lawrence, in Village Voice, May2004) –http://timlawrence.info/articles/2005/mancuso_VV.php

5. Indian music (articles)

Indian music finds its niche in Washington area with intimate house concerts”; by Mark Jenkins; in Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/indian-music-finds-its-niche-in-washington-area-with-intimate-house-concerts/2011/06/17/AGXQAgjH_story.html

“East Bay: House concerts open door to Indian classical music”, by Sudhin S. Thanawala; in SF Gate – http://articles.sfgate.com/2005-12-16/news/17402883_1_home-concerts-classical-mode-ravi-shankar

6. African-american (articles)

Harlem rent parties” by Frank Boyd. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/progress/prohib/rent.html

Rent party (Wikipedia) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_party

Fats Waller’s song This Joint is Jumpin’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7YAU8CTInw&feature=related


House of bigger girls” (Palo Alto, CA; African and African-American musics (including jazz), classical music and other …)

video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMRydbdU6Q

site – http://www.ryaa.org/epaparrc/organization.html?intId=53

Birthplace of hip-hop” (1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx):

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/birthplace-of-hip-hop/ (“Investigations: Birthplace of hip-hop” at PBS’s History Detectives; transcript of the discussion at http://www-tc.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/static/media/transcripts/2011-05-21/611_hiphop.pdf)

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/tenants-might-buy-the-birthplace-of-hip-hop/ (“Tenants Might Buy Birthplace of Hip-Hop” by Jeniffer 8. Lee, in New York Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/nyregion/21citywide.html (“Will Gentrification Spoil the Birthplace of Hip-Hop?”by David Gonzales; in New York Times)

7. Storytelling

http://blog.storynet.org/storytelling-house-concerts (Storytelling house concerts)

8. Stand-up comedy


1 comment
  1. Alena Issler said:

    The whole Common vs Drake thing,has made me think about of why Hip Hop rivalry is healthy. some new hip hop artistsjust don’t have that edge that old school artists had.

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