UMBC Students Collaborate to Produce Audio Documentary About Station North’s Hour Haus on WYPR

Hour Haus
Photo by INDS major Dan Goodrich

On July 30, a longtime music and arts space in Station North closed its doors permanently. The Hour Haus served as a music practice facility and performance venue for 25 years. American studies student Adam Droneburg produced an hour-long audio documentary which recently aired on WYPR’s The Signal. Dan Goodrich, an interdisciplinary studies major, collaborated with Droneburg on the project and provided photography.

The two students took an American studies course in the spring, “Community in America,” which focused on oral history/audio/mapping work in Station North. The class was funded by a Hrabowski Innovation Grant. Droneburg and Goodrich continued working in Station North over the summer after the class ended. Below is a description on WYPR’s website about the documentary:

“At midnight on Thursday, July 30th, 2015, the final amps and drum kits were reluctantly lugged out of Station North’s longtime music rehearsal space, The Hour Haus. After 25 years as a music practice facility and performance venue, the building is being converted to office space. Audio producer Adam Droneburg and photographer Dan Goodrich spent the past few months chronicling the end of the Hour Haus era, collecting interviews and portraits of the building’s final musical residents.  Today, with a stroke of the clock and the change of a lock, their documentary work has become instant history.”

Listen to “The Last Days of the Hour Haus” on WYPR’s The Signal.