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39 minutes | 14 hours ago
Ep. 17 — Orgelpark
Orgelpark is an organ-centric performance space and research lab in Amsterdam that is home to 6 (!) permanently installed pipe organs. Join us for our conversation with with Orgelpark's Artistic Assistant Trevor Grahl and composer Eric de Clercq to learn more about the past, present and future of this performance space and what makes it so unique.
35 minutes | 15 days ago
Ep. 16 — Kali Malone: The Moment of Listening
Kali Malone is an American composer and organist based out of Stockholm, Sweden. Join us as Kali speaks with host Blake Hargreaves about her practice as a composer and musician interested in minimalist structure and different tuning systems. Plus, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO0Sbp8igjY to watch a video of Kali performing some of her latest compositions live at Festival Variations with Macadam Ensemble and Stephen O'Malley.
31 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 15 — Organ Festivals
Music festivals around the world have had to adapt to new limitations during the COVID pandemic, such as travel restrictions and bans on gatherings. Join us as we survey the organ festival landscape, checking in on 4 different festivals to see how they’re adapting. Our guests are: Ed McCall, CEO of the Organ Historical Society in the US; Br. Riccardo Ceriani, General Manager & Superintendent of The Custody of the Holy Land in the Middle East; Sir Andrew Parmley, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Organists in the UK; and Angela Hewitt, Honorary Patron of the Royal Canadian College of Organists in Canada.
28 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 14 — Rachel Mahon: Organist, Music Director, Comedian
Rachel Mahon is an internationally touring solo artist, the Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral in the UK, and one half of the comedy duo, Organized Crime. Join us for a conversation with Rachel about the path that lead her to one of the top jobs in the UK, the historic Canadian connections to Coventry Cathedral and how she and Sarah Svendsen turned their antics as students into the Organized Crime duo.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 13 — Organ+ with Adrian Foster, George Rahi & Hans-Peter Lindstrom
Welcome to the second installment of Organ+, a segment of the podcast where we take a look at multiple, unique pipe organ projects and their creators. In this episode, Blake speaks with Canadian composer Adrian Foster, Canadian sound artist George Rahi and Norwegian DJ and producer Hans-Peter Lindstrom about some of their distinctive, individual projects.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 12 — Claire M Singer: Organ Reframed & London's Union Chapel
Claire M Singer is a composer, founder of the music festival Organ Reframed and Music Director of the organ at Union Chapel in London, England. Join in our conversation with Claire as she speaks about her experiences playing Union Chapel's hydraulic organ, developing an organ music program from the ground up and starting the innovative Organ Reframed festival.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 11 — Xaver Varnus: Creating Canada's New Centre for 21st Century Organ Music
A small town in Nova Scotia, Canada may not be where you'd expect to find the newest centre for 21st century organ music but world-renowned organist Xaver Varnus is well on his way to making that happen, with some help from his many friends in the organ community and a few of his new neighbours.If you like what you hear in this episode, please consider donating to Varnus's fundraiser for the project here!
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 10 — Kara-Lis Coverdale: Beyond the Traditional Organ
Join us as we talk to Canadian composer and improviser Kara-Lis Coverdale about her work, and the path that led her from playing the organ in Sunday service to the world of experimental music and modern composition.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Tim Hecker: 'Ravedeath, 1972' and the Pipe Organ's Potential
In 2011 Canadian artist Tim Hecker recorded 'Ravedeath, 1972', an album heavily featuring the pipe organ. The album went on to win the Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Join Blake as he speaks with Hecker about his unique perspective on the pipe organ and its artistic potential.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Organ+ with Kim Farris-Manning, Giles Perring & Afraaz Mulji
Welcome to our first instalment of Organ+, where we give a quick tour of multiple, unique organ music projects from around the world and the innovative artists behind them. In this Organ+ episode, we speak with Canadian composer Kim Farris-Manning about her visual approach to writing music, UK musician Giles Perring about his World Organ project and Canadian multi-instrumentalist Afraaz Mulji about his Infinite Sonic Possibility Interface.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Alexandra Bartfeld: #OrganTalk - A Worldwide Online Organ Community
When the coronavirus pandemic isolated Alexandra Bartfeld from her colleagues and her practice as an organist, she found a creative way to remain engaged. Alexandra is now the host of #OrganTalk, a series of online interviews with organists from all different backgrounds and experience levels, and from all over the world. Join Blake Hargreaves as he speaks with Alexandra about her practice as an organist, and the experiences she's had through #OrganTalk so far.
37 minutes | 6 months ago
The Hammond Organ with Alcée Chriss III
In the decades following its invention, the Hammond B-3 organ changed the sound of music. Join host Blake Hargreaves as he uncovers the history of this versatile instrument and the impact it's had on both the world of music and on one of our favourite organists -- Alcée Chriss III.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
In the Meantone with Sarah Davachi
From alternate tunings to the human element, there are many ways to experiment with sound. In this episode, electroacoustic composer and performer Sarah Davachi speaks to Blake about her musical interests and practice, including her thoughts on pipe organs and synthesizers.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Cameron Carpenter: Sharing Organ Music from a Flatbed Truck
For this episode, Blake sat down with the inimitable Cameron Carpenter in his Berlin studio to talk about one of his latest projects -- performing organ concerts from the back of a flatbed truck.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Pipe Dreams: The Making of a Documentary
In this episode, Blake speaks with Stacey Tenenbaum, Director and Producer of 'Pipe Dreams', a hit documentary that follows five young organists competing in the Canadian International Organ Competition.
31 minutes | 7 months ago
How Slow Is Slow?
Join Blake as he attends the first note change in 7 years in the longest organ performance on Earth -- John Cage's 'Organ²/ASLSP' in Halberstadt, Germany.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
Olivier Latry & The Notre Dame Organ Restoration
In our first episode, host Blake Hargreaves speaks with renowned organist Olivier Latry and organ builder Bertrand Cattiaux about the restoration, history and future of the great organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris following the devastating fire in April 2019.
2 minutes | 8 months ago
Trailer: Interview with Olivier Latry
Welcome to FutureStops! In this trailer, you can listen to an excerpt of host Blake Hargreave's interview with Olivier Latry, the titular organist of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral.
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