Organ Reframed

A festival pushing the boundaries of new music and cross-collaboration for organ

2018 Line Up

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The third annual Organ Reframed, returns to Union Chapel with a truly experimental approach to this culturally important instrument. The only festival of its kind in the UK Organ Reframed focuses on commissioning innovative new music and introducing new artists and audiences to how versatile this instrument is.  The two-day international festival will invigorate this remarkable instrument and embed it in the music of the 21st century.

Running from the 12th to 13th October the 2018 festival will see nine world premieres of cutting edge new works from composers at the forefront of contemporary music: Éliane Radigue, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Darkstar, Philip Jeck, Sara Davachi, Terry Edwards with Seamus Beaghen, Douglas Dare, Deerful and Kathy Hinde

With a mixture of film, music and sound art, the festival will conclude with a landmark performance of a new work by Éliane Radigue – widely regarded as one of our greatest living composers and a pioneer of experimental music.

Throughout the weekend, attendees to any of the Organ Reframed events will also get to enjoy a special sound installation by Kathy Hinde. Exhale, is inspired by the impressive bellows that provide pressured air for the Union Chapel organ and uses mechanical bellow systems to resonate acoustic sound making devices.

Organ Reframed is curated by composer and Music Director of the organ at Union Chapel, Claire M Singer, whose recent albums Solas and Fairge, released on Touch, received wide acclaim. Working closely with the highly sought after London Contemporary Orchestra she has created a unique festival at Union Chapel, Islington’s magnificent cultural venue and home to one of the finest organs in the world.

Organ Reframed Partners: London Contmporary Orchestra, As Described, Lux, Daylight Music, Spitfire Audio

Supported by: Arts Council England, Cockayne, The London Community Foundation



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