Hen House Studio and Jack LindemanHen House Studios, an independent record label and documentary film/video production company located in Venice Beach, California, was founded in 2001 by composer and film director Harlan Steinberger and long-time friend and video producer/editor Tucker Stilley, and designed to produce an affordable outlet for music, spoken word, and other forms of creative genre.Contents 1 History 2 Labeled artists 2.1 Musicians 2.2 Spoken word artists 3 Home media 4 ReferencesHistoryThe studio was converted from a hen house (hence its name), and first opened in 2001. During the first five years of the company’s existence, Hen House recorded bands for free in the exchange for the right to film them. Director Harlan Steinberger describes this time as "extremely fruitful", as there was no exchange of money between Hen House and the musicians who recorded there. He has been quoted saying, "What we were left with was a pressure free, extremely creative environment that led to not only great performances but to one heck of a good time."Today, Hen House Studios no longer records bands for free, but still concentrates on developing musicians, making music and videos and its ever-evolving music label. Labeled artists MusiciansFormer Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek has composed for Hen House label improvisational music collaborating with the Spoken Words of poet Michael C. Ford Drummer John Densmore, also formally a member of the Doors, also did collaborative work under the Hen House label. Native American singer and actor Floyd Red Crow Westerman's A Tribute to Johnny Cash (2006) was also produced under this label, along with and Maria Vidal's Living in Radical Radiance (2009). Hen House Studios Look Each Other in The Ears. Album includes The Doors--Robbie Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek. 2014 Spoken word artistsThe studio has worked with artists like Michael C. Ford, Robert Peters (including his album Going Down the River in a Hayloft Coffin) and Ellyn Maybe, actor/poet Harry Northup, Fred Voss, and Joan Jobe Smith. Home mediaThe studio has produced almost two hundred videos consisting of genres like pop, punk, funk/soul, reggae/ska, spoken word/poetry, rap, documentary film, country, and folk/blues.
Jack Lindeman and Hen House StudioJack Lindeman taught at Lincoln and Temple Universities and at Kutztown State College/Kutztown University, published poetry in the following other journals: the Southwest Review, the New York Times, The Nation, Poetry Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Epos: a Quarterly of Poetry, and Colorado Quarterly. His literary criticism appeared in The Literary Review, The Massachusetts Review, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, School and Society, and Modern Age. He wrote on William James and Herman Melville. CareerHis more recent poetry appears in Commonweal, Argestes, Poetry Now, Compass Rose, Chiron Review, Blue Unicorn, Bellowing Ark, and CommonSense2, and he is included in the anthology From Both Sides Now, published by Scribner, 1998.Lindeman edited the little magazine Whetstone: A Quarterly Review between 1955 and 1961 with Edgar H. Schuster, who authored American Literature: A Chronological Approach, Breaking the Rules: Liberating Writers through Innovative Grammar Instruction, and Our Common Language.Lindeman's books include Twenty-One Poems (Pamplona : Atlantis Editions, 1963); The Conflict of convictions(Philadelphia : Chilton 1968); Appleseed Hollow: A Chronicle of Caring (a diary of farm life in Pennsylvania)(Bloomington, Ind.: 1stBooks, 2002). His most recent book is As If by Finishing Line Press, 2005.Jack Lindeman’s nine-page 1959 article “The ‘Trench Poems’ of Isaac Rosenberg” in The Literary Review that cemented Rosenberg’s poetry in the minds of many readers.Lindeman’s article was never republished, but it is referenced throughout the decades, excluding only the 1990s. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was listed in Little Magazines, Books Abroad, MLA International Bibliography, Abstracts of English Studies, Poetry Magazine, The Year’s Work in English Studies, and the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature. In the 1970s, it was listed in The Little Review, (in French by) Les Poetes-combattants anglais de la Grande guerre, Spirit Above Wars by Banerjee. In the 1980s, it was listed in The Transitional Age: British literature 1880-1920, Articles on Twentieth Century Literature and Gale’s Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. And, in 2000, it is listed in Gale’s British poets of the Great War: Brooke, Rosenberg, Thomas: a documentary volume.
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