Baltimore musicians' living spaces [Pictures]
Baltimore is home to some of the country's best art and music. And the places where these artists live are as diverse as the scene itself. We invited ourselves into five Baltimore musicians' and artists' living spaces, and asked them to share the stories behind some of their favorite stuff. The items range from unexpected (a freezer full of ground beef) to otherworldly (an altar which dispels ghosts). Come on in.
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Ruby Fulton( J.M. Giordano, Photo for The Baltimore Sun / January 7, 2013 )
Not too long ago, the City Arts Apartments was little more than a vacant East Baltimore lot near Greemount Cemetery. Now, it is home to government-subsidized artist housing. Composer Ruby Fulton moved into the building in March 2012. There, she shares a small but cozy apartment with her fiancee, artist/musician D'Metrius Rice.
"It's a really good deal, and it's a community of artists," Fulton said. "It's nice, it's new, everything works and it has a cool view of the cemetery."
Fulton moved to Baltimore in 2005 to get a master's in music theory pedagogy and a doctorate in composition from the Peabody Institute. Since then, she's scored operas, played in several bands and written music. One of her pieces was performed at the 25th anniversary of the Bang on a Can Marathon last June, and she teamed up with Baltimore beatboxer Shodekeh for "Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra," which was debuted by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. --By Sam Sessa