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Sponsorship Program explained

Sponsorship Program explained

The Tonehaus Sponsorship Program premiered in the summer just before the 2018-2019 performing arts season, and it remains super popular with non-profit performing arts organizations. Originally, our idea was creating an avenue for bootstrap organizations to get access to awesome sounding recordings, with archival video as an add-on. If putting together a successful season of…

Cinematic Moments

Cinematic Moments

In 2019 we made a new service available – Cinematic Moments. What is Cinematic Moments? It is professional photography and videography of moments from your concert; something for the archives, images for marketing and promotion, short, slow motion snippets of moments during the performance, done with a cinematic aesthetic. Here is a teaser from some…

New Website

New Website

Well, designing and bringing a website to life has been a very difficult task for me. Back in the aughts, when apps were software, Apple’s iWeb allowed non-professionals to design and bring websites to life. I think it was the first Tonehaus website that was done on iWeb – or at least one of the…

Thursday thoughts

Thursday thoughts

Here we are, three quarters of the way through January, and of my January projects, none are finished, and I am mid-way on some of them. We want to get this website cleaned up and integrated with social media for one, and also format it in a fun way to read blog posts and news.…

Hovhannes

Hovhannes

Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness was born in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1922. Hovhaness wrote over 67 symphonies. In 1940 his credo read: “I propose to create a heroic, monumental style of composition simple enough to inspire all people, completely free from fads, artificial mannerisms and false sophistications, direct, forceful, sincere, always original but never unnatural.”

Ives

Ives

Ives is surely the quintessential American composer. His music bursts at every seam with the idiom of our culture. Like America itself, Ives brimmed with all our contradictions and complexity, an amalgam of traditional roots and far-reaching vision. He was born and raised in Connecticut. The New England Transcendentalists’ belief in nature and self-reliance imbued…