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ShoutHouse

 

Hailed as “incomparable to anything else… experimenting with a whole new form of expression” (The Culture Trip), SHOUTHOUSE is a collective of musicians based in New York. Founded by composer and pianist Will Healy in 2014, ShoutHouse brings together complex grooves, poetic hip-hop, high-octane vocals, and instrumental solos in a way that is “sweetly and smartly off the rails” (Billy Collins). With a core roster of a dozen musicians, ShoutHouse has formed a large community of artists that come together to present cutting-edge concert experiences that are redefining the boundaries of genre.

Recent season highlights include performances on The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, National Sawdust’s Resonator Festival, The Harlem Arts Festival, Satellite Collective’s Echo & Narcissus at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Cooper Hewitt Museum’s summer concert series, and on 44 Charlton at The Greene Space. ShoutHouse often appears at New York’s legendary clubs like The Bitter End, The Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. ShoutHouse’s first EP was featured on radio programs around the world, including WNYC’s “New Sounds” with John Schaefer, WBAI’s “Making Music” with Jordan Maclean. Since its inception, ShoutHouse has received support from The Juilliard School’s entrepreneurship program, the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Jerome Fund for New Music, the Queens Arts Council, The Sparkplug Foundation, and others.

 
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