Cameron Carpenter and his International Touring Organ | Impressions from a concert in Berlin

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The organ as a larger-than-life experience: That’s how Cameron Carpenter describes his instrument. Carpenter’s organ is truly unique. He plays on his self-created International Touring Organ, which is both mobile and also a super computer with a built-in 72-channel digital sound system. With this instrument Carpenter revolutionized organ-playing.

Since February 2021, Carpenter and his instrument have been completing a long-term residency in the Alte Münze in Berlin. This video shows parts of an organ concert that took place in summer 2021 at the Alte Münze. The program includes organ pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in a version specially prepared by Carpenter for the International Touring Organ.

In an interview, Carpenter talks about how he came to play the organ and what motivated him to create an instrument that was specially designed for him. The organ as a machine and the organist as a pilot who steers his instrument: That’s the formula Cameron Carpenter uses to produce his virtuoso performances.

Music excerpts:
( 00:00 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Promenade
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 00:25 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
The Tuileries
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 00:50 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Baba Yaga
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 02:23 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
The Old Castle
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 02:48 ) Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major 'St. Anne', BWV 552

( 05:22 ) Cameron Carpenter
Improvisation

( 10:25 ) Johann Sebastian Bach
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530
III. Allegro

( 11:29 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Promenade
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 12:07 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
The Marketplace at Limoges
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 12:31 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Gnomus
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

( 13:32 ) Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
The Great Gate of Kiev
Arr. by C. Carpenter (2006, ed. 2021)

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YORUMLAR
Deborah Stabelfeldt-Brooks
Deborah Stabelfeldt-Brooks 11 gün önce
Fascinating as always!
Klaus 1658
Klaus 1658 27 gün önce
A real organ breathes. Every electronic replica lacks this breath, this soul, no matter how good it is. It imitates the sound of organ pipes, nothing more!
Classic L
Classic L Aylar önce
Very beautiful! Very great organist! When in the Netherlands😉?
Bob Neil
Bob Neil Aylar önce
I would love to see Cam in the smiths center here in Las Vegas. What a great time this would be. He makes his international touring organ voice things I've never been able to accomplish on mine.
Maria Cristina Serrano de vives
Maria Cristina Serrano de vives 2 aylar önce
Absolutely awsome
Samito Bribiesca
Samito Bribiesca 2 aylar önce
EXTRAORDINAIRE , FASINANT , CHEF -D'ŒUVRE SANS -PAROLES !
Manuel de Lima Bass
Manuel de Lima Bass 2 aylar önce
Caramba! Incrível!
scrabman2121
scrabman2121 2 aylar önce
El virtuosismo sólo le es otorgado por el Creador a unos pocos, y éste es un gran ejemplo.
Xuan Mauricio Pérez
Xuan Mauricio Pérez 2 aylar önce
Organ Festival on Morelia México i hope !!!
Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith 2 aylar önce
Organ music belongs in a CHURCH.
Chris Pollard
Chris Pollard 12 gün önce
Really - there is no experimental evidence for the existence of any gods.
Unknown Timelord
Unknown Timelord 2 aylar önce
It doesn't belong just to churches. It's also meant to fill concert halls. The organ is older than the church
Douglas Jensen
Douglas Jensen 2 aylar önce
@Saint Germain I don't get it--I think we are on the same side here :)
Saint Germain
Saint Germain 2 aylar önce
@Douglas Jensen and old has-been “guitarists” belong in a Cuomo designated nursing home, preferably after getting the jab
Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith 2 aylar önce
@Douglas Jensen Nah it's a fact :)
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