The 2017 edition 8 new commissions and rare performances from musicians/artists from the UK, US and Canada.
Organ Reframed: Six new works
Composed by Mira Calix, Emily Hall, Tim Hecker, Gordon Monahan, Phill Niblock and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Performed by James McVinnie, London Contemporary Orchestra plus special guest Gordon Monahan
“I’ve always wanted to compose for a pipe organ and am honoured to have been given the opportunity to do so. When I was studying composition in college, I remember reading that Stravinsky would always say that one’s composition isn’t complete until they’ve heard it on a pipe organ. It’s where you can truly hear how the harmonics play with each other. ” – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Organ Reframed: Daylight Music
With Paul Carter with Charlotte Hatherley and Seamus Fogarty & Ed Dowie and Martin White
Organ Reframed: Low + Claire M Singer
“As a band, we are currently writing and recording, experimenting with new voices and extremes. We are very excited about the chance to compose something new – something that will challenge us and allow us to further explore Union Chapel which we have loved for so long.” – Alan Sparhawk
Organ Reframed Cinema: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with new score by Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid)
+ James McVinnie, LCO Soloists and the LCO choir
Organ Reframed: Swell Engine by Dawn Scarfe