Re: dinner music? (was Taming noise, and Common House Table Size)
From: lilbert (
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 08:41:53 -0700 (MST)


> One of my recurring ideas for cohousing (our development is still in
> the planning stages) is to have *live* music as often as possible
> during common meals.  I love the idea of soft classical or jazz or
> folk music playing while I eat dinner, and I also love the idea of
> giving the musicians in the community a regular opportunity to perform
> for an audience (even if it is "musical wallpaper").  I definitely
> feel that the musician(s) should be located at one end or corner of
> the dining room, so that those who want to listen can sit closer, and
> those who don't can sit farther away.  And no amplification, of course.
> How do others feel about this?
> -- Ed, Northern Vermont Cohousing
We have this already, and it's fantastic. One of our members is a
classical guitarist, and occasionally treats us to a dinner
serenade. Everyone is quieter, and there is a sense of calm. We
feel very lucky to have her.

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

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