Via interfacess pipe organs can be controlled by computer while the sound is still created in the pipes of the organ. In this way, a meshing of instrumental and electronic music, the possibilities of which are largely untapped, can be achieved.
The international concert series AGGREGATE exposes this potential for artistic innovation in organ music of the 21st century over seven evenings of concerts in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Iceland. Composers with differing musical backgrounds and orientations have created new pieces for automated pipe organs, which will be realised on seven special but very different organs. Contemporary electronics, Neue Musik, avant-garde pop and noise music interweave with one another. Pioneering artistic strategies are explored, from purely automated organ concerts via combinations with instrumentalists to real-time control and synchronisation with electronics.
AGGREGATE pursues the fundamental questions that computer controlled instrumental music poses: virtuosity and its overcoming, the limits of perception of highly compressed musical events, the crossovers and links between electronic and acoustic music, objective interpretation and the effects of mechanically precise reproduction.
artistic directors: Marion Wörle & Maciej Sledziecki (gamut inc)
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Gedächtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, Berlin, Germany