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Sliding-Scale Recording Retreats

“Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.”

-Gil Scott-Heron

RECORDING SPACE

The recording space is in LGA’s barn. The unfinished, rustic and majestic space is engineered by Rashaan Carter. He has spent years finding the sweet spots in the barn. The barn is equipped for acoustic, amplified or electronic sessions. Because of the nature of the space, full isolation is impossible– recordings pick up the sounds of the natural world around it. We do not have a piano, yet. 

The retreats are self-directed. There is no requirement for when and how long you record. You can use your time as you wish at Looking Glass Arts.

 

Hospitality 

The sliding-scale recording retreats are 3 nights and 4 days and long, inclusive of arrival and departure days. Our sliding-scale residencies include: A private bedroom in the Farm House (with a shared bathroom), three meals a day prepared by the host, and self-directed recording time in the rustic barn studio with the recording engineer. 

RECORDING SPACE

The recording space is in LGA’s barn. The unfinished, rustic and majestic space is engineered by Rashaan Carter. He has spent years finding the sweet spots in the barn. The barn is equipped for acoustic, amplified or electronic sessions. Because of the nature of the space, full isolation is impossible– recordings pick up the sounds of the natural world around it. We do not have a piano, yet. 

Hospitality 

Our sliding-scale residencies include: A private bedroom in the Farm House (with a shared bathroom), three meals a day prepared by the host, and self-directed recording time in the rustic barn studio with the recording engineer. There is high speed fiber optic internet in the Farm House. The barn has no wi-fi or cell reception. 

 

HoNORARIUM 

Each group is offered a $500 honorarium. 

 

Travel

Musicians will be reimbursed for round trip train/bus travel to and from the New York/Tri-state area.  If you drive your own car, you will be reimbursed at a rate up to $100 for gas and tolls.

 

A NOTE ON SUBMISSIONS

Looking Glass Arts prioritizes applications from Black and Brown people. Additionally, we highly encourage those of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender identities to apply.

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