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The organ is one of the most powerful, complex and transformative instruments in the world. Join us as we hear from musicians, composers and enthusiasts about how they are building a more accessible, experimental and collaborative organ future.

FutureStops The Royal Canadian College of Organists

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The organ is one of the most powerful, complex and transformative instruments in the world. Join us as we hear from musicians, composers and enthusiasts about how they are building a more accessible, experimental and collaborative organ future.

    Ep.36 - FutureStops Festival!

    Ep.36 - FutureStops Festival!

    In the final episode of Season 2 (time flies!), we share clips of 5 artists who will be performing at the 2022 FutureStops Festival in September. 
     
    Don't forget to check out our Patreon @ www.patreon.com/futurestops

    • 36 min
    Ep.35 - Kit Downes: Treading the Path

    Ep.35 - Kit Downes: Treading the Path

    In our penultimate episode of Season 2, Blake sits down with Kit Downes, a phenomenal composer, pianist and organ player, as well as ECM records recording artist, and winner of a BBC Jazz award.
    His website: https://www.kitdownes.com/
    Also, don't forget to check out our Patreon @ www.patreon.com/futurestops

    • 32 min
    Ep.34 - The Legend, Hampus Lindwall

    Ep.34 - The Legend, Hampus Lindwall

    In this episode, Blake sits down with Hampus Lindwall, the organist at Église-du-Saint Esprit in Paris. Known as an improviser, performer, and emerging techno artist, Lindwall is well versed on the Pipe Organ of new and old. Hear about his journey through music and religion! 
    His website is http://www.hampuslindwall.com/
    Also, don't forget to check out our Patreon @ www.patreon.com/futurestops

    • 27 min
    Ep.33 - Organ Plus: Beyond Enclosures, the Zadar Sea Organ and the Auerglass

    Ep.33 - Organ Plus: Beyond Enclosures, the Zadar Sea Organ and the Auerglass

    In Episode 33, we speak with 3 different guests. First, we speak with Robert Curgenven about his project Beyond Enclosures.
    Then Tea Kulas comes on to discuss the Zadar Sea Organ and her organ festival.
    Finally we wrap up with Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow on their project: the Auerglass.

    Beyond Enclosures: https://robertcurgenven.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-enclosures-3-album-set
    the Zadar Sea Organ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n86pF-wQKrw

    Don’t forget to check out our patreon @ www.patreon.com/futurestops

    • 35 min
    Ep.32 - GMEEOORH, Iannis Xenakis (1974)

    Ep.32 - GMEEOORH, Iannis Xenakis (1974)

    In this episode, we discuss the music of the late Iannis Xenakis, a widely performed 20th century composer who’s 100th birthday was just celebrated in Paris with an exhibition and multiple concerts. Xenakis, whose experimental use of mathematics and architecture in composing music anticipated so much of the 21st century and whose musical scores can be baffling to even the most seasoned interpreter wrote a work for pipe organ that still to this day, stretches the capabilities of the performer and the organ itself. We first sit down with organist Suanne Kujala was chosen to perform this work at the recent celebrations in Paris.
    This notoriously difficult piece by Xenakis continues to challenge countless performers around the world since its publication in 1974. Our second guest, Eun-Joo Ju is an organist at Presbyterian Home, and Kenilworth Union Church in Illinois; her keen interest in this work, led to her choosing it as the subject for her thesis studies
     
     
    You can check out our patreon at www.patreon.com/futurestops 

    • 30 min
    Ep.31 - Orgues Letourneau, the 3rd installment of our Organ Building Series

    Ep.31 - Orgues Letourneau, the 3rd installment of our Organ Building Series

    For episode three of our Canadian Organ Builders series, we visit the workshop of Orgues Letourneau. The Orgues Letourneau workshop is a pipe organ factory housed in a former water treatment plant in sleepy Ste.-Hyacunthe, Quebec.

    Fernand Letourneau started the company in 1979 by building a six-rank pipe organ in his basement, and from those humble beginnings the company has built an international reputation for their distinctive sound and artistry.

    We speak with Andrew Forrest, who is the Vice President and Artistic Director at Letourneau and plays a key role in the balancing act between old world tradition and new world technology.

    • 25 min

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