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music

Sounds, songs, rhythms, and melodies have been integral to the soul of this project since the beginning. Our upstairs space, the great hall, has hosted countless live performances, dance parties, rehearsals, and recording sessions over the years. The Sanctuary has hosted concert seasons with performers from our local area and all corners of the musical world. We believe in the healing experiences of collective listening and musical creation, and are so grateful to those who have made and enjoyed music with us here. 

Stay updated on upcoming shows through our newsletter, facebook, and instagram

 

Record

The Great Hall is equipped with a recording studio, based around a vintage 16-channel Yamaha mixing board. The hall can be used to record a solo artist or large ensemble, with musicians spaced throughout the room. A collection of different microphones capture the sounds, and the recordings are made and mixed on a Macintosh computer running Logic. Additionally, there is an Otari 4-track 1/2 inch tape machine that can be used for tracking and mixing.

 

To listen to music created at the Sanctuary, visit soundsofthesanctuary.bandcamp.com

 

Gear List

  • 5 dynamic microphones

  • Steinway upright piano

  • Hammond Organ

  • Yamaha M1516 16 channel mixing board

  • Otari MX5050 4-track reel-to-reel deck, 1/2 inch tape

  • Berhinger interface

  • Macbook

  • 3 wide diaphragm condenser microphones

  • 2 small diaphragm condensor microphones

  • 1 ribbon microphone

  • Vox tube guitar amplifier

  • Roland cube bass/keyboard amplifier

  • Ernie Ball electric bass

  • vintage upright bass

  • Danelectro electric guitar

  • Taylor dreadnought acoustic guitar

  • Flinthill 5-string banjo

  • Lira accordion

  • Micro-korg synthesizer

  • Various vintage keyboards

 

Research

The Sanctuary is proud to house the American Traditional Music Library, which began in 2015 when our neighbors Brooks and Carolyn Otis generously donated their collection. The Library contains histories, biographies, sheet music, CD's, & LP's, telling the story of jazz, blues, folk, country, and everything in between. There are listening stations in the Great Hall beside the bookshelves, and in the Dining Room downstairs, where recordings can be enjoyed and studied.

Musicians interested in researching American musical history, learning tunes, or hearing source material will find a wealth of valuable information in this collection. 

 

Rehearse

If you are a musician in need of a space to meet with a group for rehearsals, the Great Hall and Meeting Room can be rented by the hour at a discounted rate. To inquire about availability and find out more information about rentals, go to our About>Rentals page.

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