Organ + electronics and p.e.r.c.u.s.s.i.o.n

The test flight for the kit I’ll be taking to Portugal this week…

Thomas Noll from Organworks and me finally got back together, and we were joined by the percussionist Samuel Hall. For this meeting he also brought some electronics, feedback, a Make Noise Strega and 0-Control. And it did get crazy!

Samuel’s den
The central spcmic manned by it’s inventor Svein Berge from Harpex Audio

We used the opportunity to test drive two spcmic‘s: Svein’s 84-channel 3D-audio recording devices that plug straight into a laptop via USB-C. Just point it towards the sound source and you are good to go–no gain staging needed! All tweaking (beamforming and such) can be done in post processing, but of course you can monitor in realtime, e.g. using binaural rendering.

Fluttering… (photo © Svein Berge)

This is April’s final in-ORGAN-ic session, kindly supported by Musikfonds e.V. with funds from the culture ministry of the German government.

Organ gallery panorama (photo © Svein Berge)

in-ORGAN-ic #2-4

The first of three locations in and around Weimar that the organist Jakob Schönborn -Dietz and me recorded at was St. Peter und Paul / Herderkirche.

I did several time consuming impulse response measurements on the ground floor and on the balcony.

This is the performance space underneath the organ–and one of the spots where I placed the amp playing back the frequency sweep. After that Jakob and I climbed inside and explored the organ and selected two microphone positions.

Not an optimal spot as the motors injected a lot of unwanted content into the dynamic mic. We found a working and interesting sounding alternative nearby though.

After the late night recording session we visited location #2 on the next morning: St. Ursula in Taubach.

In the afternoon Jakob and me went back to Weimar and did some exploratory recording of the action and inside of the body of the Wegscheider-organ at Musikhochschule Franz Liszt.

Concerts with Michael von Hintzenstern

Celebrating the end of the Dada-Decade

On June 24 and August 02 I will perform with organist Michael von Hintzenstern.

06/24, 16:30 at Dorfkirche Denstedt near Weimar. During the recording session in August 2022 I had a lot of fun improvising with Michael playing the Liszt organ.

08/02, 19:30 at St. Marien in Bad Berka. I look forward to experiencing the organ built in 1991 by Gerhard Böhm (Gotha).