The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts announce the online launch of the Hemingway House Sessions, a series of music videos recorded in the living room of Ernest Hemingway’s final home in Ketchum, Idaho. The collaborative project connects local history with creative performance, and it aims to amplify a touring musician’s visit by connecting them with a local site that was important to an artist of international significance.
Five different musicians or groups have recorded sessions in the living room of the historic Hemingway Home, and these recordings have been shaped as unique videos that are will be available online, week by week, for world-wide viewing through the websites of both non-profit organizations.
The Hemingway House Session recordings will also be released as individual songs on YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram. To subscribe to the video releases, go to the Hemingway House Sessions on YouTube or Vimeo. The videos will also be posted on social media outlets of The Center, The Community Library and through the artists’ websites and social media outlets.
The Community Library is the steward and owner of the Mary and Ernest Hemingway House in Ketchum, Idaho. The Library’s Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History oversees the preservation strategy for this historic structure and also conducts research on the artifacts in the home. This is part of the Hemingway Legacy Initiative, which focuses on preservation, educational outreach, and creation of new work through a writer-in-residence program.