|Re: House Concerts||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Holly Wilder (hollywilder23gmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:39:53 -0800 (PST)|
I have found that to be true as well - that the musicians enjoy a small "listening" audience. I do always warn them, though, before they book with us that turn-out can be small so they are making an informed decision about playing here. - Holly at Nyland On Dec 31, 2014, at 3:35 PM, Michael Barrett wrote: > > I used to feel sad for the performers at house concerts with small audiences, > feeling embarrassed that the room wasn't packed with people (even though I > had nothing to do with organizing the event). But talking with a house > concert musician about this, here at Shadowlake Village Cohousing, I was > surprised (and relieved) when he said it was just fine, they enjoyed house > concerts because they were small and intimate, that they, the performers, > felt (and were) closer to the audience - who had come deliberately to listen > to them - and it was better than playing in smoke-filled bars where most of > the crowd didn't know or care who they were, and often weren't even > listening. > Monetarily I don't know how it works out, but I could believe that an > appreciative audience, even if small, has value to a performer. > > Michael at Shadowlake Village Cohousing, Blacksburg, VA - where Muriel has > already shared the news (below) > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Muriel Kranowski" <murielk [at] vt.edu> > To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 4:57 PM > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ House Concerts > > >> >> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] >> sharonvillines.com> >> wrote: >> >>> .... not everyone enjoys the concert setting. Particularly the small >>> concert where you can't leave if you get bored or tired of sitting. If you >>> don't look bright and interested, it shows. >>> >> >> At our house concerts you can sit up close (yes, you should look >> appreciative here) or way back in a comfy-seating alcove where you can >> totally tune them out if you don't enjoy the current number, or you can >> stand around the snacks table a bit out of sight and not be noticed at all. >> And people can and do leave if their time is up :) So that's not it. I've >> ended up enjoying nearly every one I've gone to even when I didn't expect >> to, but you do have to take the chance that any one concert might be a dud >> for you and not everyone is willing to do that. >> >> Happy New Year to everyone in coho-land! May your 2015 be a good year. >> Muriel at Shadowlake Village Cohousing, Blacksburg, VA >> where there'll be both an early (for the litte kids) and a late >> bonfire, with NYE partying in between and after. >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ >> >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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