ALEHOUSE

An Alehouse session

From Alehouse at Osafestivalen 2012For Scandinavians, no journey to England is complete without a visit to the local pub. These places – also known as taverns or alehouses – have, since the Middle Ages, been the second home to the English. Here the sound of small-talk, singing, music and the eternal noise of beer glasses has at all times filled the rooms with life. In the late 17th century, when the theatres were closed down due to religious reasons, many of these alehouses were turned into so-called Musick-Houses, where musicians gathered to play intimate concerts for an enthusiastic and beer-thirsty audience. Read more…

Thoughts on the Alehouse session

“It must have been an incredible atmosphere in these places – overflowing with music, alcohol, sex, gossip, fights, fumes, shouting, singing, laughing, dancing… how can we recreate some of this in our soapy-clean, filo-faxed, computerized, health-fixated, union-obsessed society?” Read more…