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ShoutHouse

 

ShoutHouse is a collective of 10+ hip-hop, jazz, and classical musicians based in NYC. Said to be “exploring a whole new form of expression...” (The Culture Trip), they have been featured at venues such as The Kennedy Center, The Greene Space, National Sawdust, Brooklyn Academy of Music and more. Over the past few years, ShoutHouse has collaborated with more than 50 artists, including hip-hop and contemporary dancers, filmmakers, and musicians from many genre backgrounds. Their original music has been featured on radio shows like WNYC’s “New Sounds” with Jon Schaefer and “44 Charlton” with Julian Fleisher, WBAI’s “Making Music”, and the “I Care if You Listen” mixtape. Recording and performance projects have been supported by the Brooklyn Arts Fund, the Queens Council on the Arts, the Jerome Fund, and Sparkplug Foundation. They are led by founder and artistic director Will Healy.

 
Past attempts at fusing rap and contemporary classical music have often been kind of cringe-worthy; this one...accepts rap as a kind of literary language, and doesn’t attempt to use a chamber orchestra to recreate hip-hop beats. It’s got a kind of post-minimalist rhythm to it that works really well.
— John Schaefer, New Sounds (WNYC/NPR)
A group of musicians who vibrate [with] creativity, ambition, and moxie... In a culture where pop singers’ tongues dominate even our most mainstream news cycles, it’s refreshing to hear a sound determined to be both distinct and innovative. ShoutHouse’s music defies classification. It would be difficult to find another group like them.
— JackSmart Reviews
...these guys are just starting to get the attention that they deserve. Incomparable to anything existing, these young creatives are experimenting with a whole new form of expression within the realm of musical performance.
— The Culture Trip