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Foo Fighters play the Auckland, NZ town hall organ...
« on: April 06, 2011, 01:16:18 AM »
Google alerted me to a post on a fan forum... linking to the following Youtube video which I have yet to fully audition...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut7dIHz7rSw&feature=related

and the forum link...http://bbs.foofighters.com/showthread.php?p=3474682

This was part of a benefit concert following the earthquake there.  Considering the event in Christchurch we as organ preservation enthusiasts are aware of it seems fitting that the band would make use of the instrument there as a fitting tribute to those three who lost their lives in an attempt to rescue an organ from a building made unsafe by a previous earthquake... This of course could be "wishful thinking" on my part... 

However it cannot be denied that "contemporary" musicians are beginning to make use of pipe organs if, where  and when  they are available to them...  both in live performance and in their "studio" work...  and to a greater degree than in the past???

Google "Bjork" for yet another example...

Eric
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Re: Foo Fighters play the Auckland, NZ town hall organ...
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 03:05:39 AM »
Excellent.

It just goes to show how universally adaptable the pipe organ is, whether it be gothic, popular, religious or secular

The organ does look very impressive in front of the band in the stage lights

Dubois is driving me mad! must practice practice practice

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Re: Foo Fighters play the Auckland, NZ town hall organ...
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 07:33:37 AM »
The first symphony of Guilmant in its version for organ and orchestra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJVFSf58ju0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb7HbkCKdd0&feature=autoplay&list=ULvO5UlJ9O-ZQ&lf=mfu_in_order&playnext=1

(Philipp Klais is rather interested with the british romantic organ).

Best wishes,

Pierre

 


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