Hill House Artist and Alum News

Summer is winding down, but the Hill House is still hot hot hot. (The actual house is located in the woods and likely has a lovely breeze coming through it at all times... but you know what we mean!) The house has been filled with music and we’re happy to be able to share some of it with you here. Our alums seem to be having a busy summer, too - read on to see what they’ve been up to!



We had the pleasure of hosting Passepartout Duo - made up of Pianist Nicoletta Favari and percussionist Christopher Salvito, a couple of musicians who “are drawn together by their shared values of art, people, and travel.” They came, they played, and they made this beautiful video for all of you to enjoy. Videos like this make us pinch ourselves - how cool to be able to host and support these amazing artists!

Next up is Katie Gately, a musician and sound designer from sunny Los Angeles. Currently working on an LP, Katie’s past EPs can be heard on on Fat Cat Records, Public Info, and Blue Tapes, as well as Björk’s One Little Indian label - very cool! We’re hoping the solitude of the Hill House is a welcome change from the bustling streets of LA - sing out, Katie, sing out!

Man, if those Hill House walls could talk… they’d probably say something like “Whoa, buddy! These artists are amazing!”



Charming Disaster (who seem to make our alum posts every time - those are two busy cats!) are working on a new music video and just launched a kickstarter for their next album: CAUTIONARY TALES. Spooky rewards abound!

Passepart Duo (remember them? From just up there a bit?) are playing at HITTING STUFF, an avant garde event on Sunday in Detroit. If you find yourself in the southern part of the mitten this weekend, you’re not going to want to miss this “exhilarating fusion of contemporary ideas, drawn from the ancient tradition of 'schlagzeug', which in German means HITTING STUFF.”

We really love getting notes like this one, from author Gail South: "I was a resident in 2013, when I completed most of the first draft of a novel. A short story from that novel won the C’Ville/WriterHouse fiction contest! Thank you for the time and space—I accomplished more in that month than I usually do in six months." Congratulations, Gail! Well deserved!

Hill House alum Maryann Lesert’s writing is included in a book out from Ice Cube Press. FRACTURE: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America is available for purchase now. Get your copy today - awesome work, Maryann!



Ok, everyone, quiz time. What did Gail South say? She said… “Thank you for the time and space—I accomplished more in that month than I usually do in six months.” And what month is she speaking of? That’s right! Her month spent at the Hill House! It’s a magical place, y’all. We urge you to apply and come see for yourself. Our next deadline is October 1, which, shockingly, is coming up soon!