Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

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pegasuspins.com LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 59 originals, and has ideas for albums of '60s and '70s covers. Hill's sister describes their time in Queens together as "a very creative household. I'd be rehearsing my play in the living room, she'd be downstairs in the studio with her husband perfecting a song, and my mom would be editing some- thing upstairs. My sister is an electrifying presence in my life, and I'm an electrifying presence in her life. We push each other to reach our highest levels of creativity." e two collaborated on an adaptation of Macbeth, reimagined for a solitary actor. Heather Arielle co-wrote the script and Hill composed musical flourishes for each character, to be played when the sole actor switched roles. "I wasn't really getting what I was wanting out of some of the composers, (so) I went to my sister," Heather Arielle says. "ere's a gift of col- laborating with a sibling. She knew exactly what I wanted." Slight panic sets in as we reach what Hill calls the "witch houses" — a couple of old wooden barns, yet unexplored. A tree fell and damaged one of them weeks after her purchase. Fittingly, a cat emerges and attracts like a magnet to Hill, who is allergic. As I corral the cat, Hill is still marveling at the land — her land. "When I was kid, there was this huge dilapidated house right over here," she says. "e city had to demolish it because of complaints. I came so close to owning the haunted house!" We cross a long pad of concrete and venture back to the house. Somewhere in the forest, her husband wields a chainsaw, attempting to remove creeping vines on trees. It sounds like a horror film. A barn with corrugated metal siding takes up maybe a third of the pad. Hill says this used to be an airplane hangar from the 1930s, which stood until about a decade ago. She remembers her dad calling her to tell her, dramatically, "Well, the big barn is burning down, and the smoke is waft- ing toward my house." She still has the voicemail saved. "I worked really hard to be able to keep this place," she says. "Now it's mine, but it will forever be called Dad's. I was showing pictures of home to somebody in New York. He looked at me and said, 'Why are you here?' is is my little paradise. is house is my heart. It's my dad. I feel like this house just gives me a big hug."

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