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Organ Reframed festival to return to Union Chapel

By | Published on Friday 7 September 2018

The Organ Reframed festival will return to Union Chapel in London next month. The event will feature various newly commissioned organ pieces, as well as showcasing various artists pushing the boundaries of the instrument.

Among the composers presenting new music will be Éliane Radigue, Philip Jeck, Sarah Davachi, Hildur Gu?nadóttir and Darkstar. A collection of short films by Stan Brakhage will also be screened, and there will be a sound installation created by Kathy Hinde.

“I’ve been writing and performing with the organ experimentally for over ten years now”, says festival curator Claire M Singer. “Knowing what an incredible instrument it is and the scope of what is possible, the idea behind the festival is to commission artists to write new music for it, broadening the current repertoire and pushing the boundaries of experimental music”.

She continues: “It seems that most people associate the organ with church or classical music … the festival is about showing that it is a hugely versatile instrument, in fact it can be thought of as the world’s first synthesiser and can be incorporated into many different genres of music. To have the opportunity to build on the organ’s rich history and bring it to the attention of a new generation is incredibly exciting”.

The event takes place from 12-13 Oct. Find out more here.



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