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Organ Reframed Festival Next Month
The Quietus , September 16th, 2016 13:16

The Union Chapel's venerable organ will be used to perform contemporary music, commissioned works and film score

For three consecutive days next month, artists will play improvised and specially composed pieces on the nearly 150-year-old original organ at The Union Chapel.

Organ Reframed understands itself as an attempt to widen contemporary experimental music's language while at the same time redefining the role of the organ in music of the 21st century.

The first evening will see a live performance of a new soundtrack to F.M. Murau's cinematic masterpiece Nosferatu composed by Irene Buckley. The next day, The Union Chapel will be accessible for a “lazy afternoon” free of charge before the evening's events will push sonic boundaries with performances by the Touch music associates Charles Matthews, Phillip Jeck, Claire M Singer and the always intriguing Christian Fennesz amongst others. The festival's conclusion and highlight will take place the following evening, with Craig Armstrong, Mark Fell, Alex Groves, Chaines and Catherine Lamb each having created pieces which will be performed by James McVinnie alongside the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Organ Reframed takes place from October 7-9. For the full details and to get your hands on tickets, click here.

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