|RE: No to dinner music||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rowenahc (rowenahccs.com)|
|Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 16:41:27 -0700 (MST)|
It is very hard to get the noise down to a manageable level in a common dining room where you have a community of any size. The idea of adding music makes my hair stand on end! We do have quite a bit of live music in our common house - - recitals, singalongs, concerts and dances often happen in either the living room (where we have a wonderful grand piano) or the cleared dining room (where we have a portable stage). But NOT while we are eating. In fact, I have seen residents ask people not to play the piano in the living room when we are having a meal in the dining room so that we can have conversations. Of course, we regularly have about 40 people at a meal - small communities may not have such a problem. Rowenahc CambridgeCohousing 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 #=====================================#===============#==================# | Ed Stauff, principal software eng. | I don't speak | "Specialization | | Avid Technology, Tewksbury MA, USA | for Avid, nor | is for insects." | | "ed_stauff#@#avid.com" (remove #'s) | vice versa. | -- Lazarus Long | #=====================================#===============#==================#
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