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"The Organistas"

“The Organistas”, a is a winner of a Directors Award at the Black Maria Festival

Videos

Overview

Genre
Arts, Music, and Culture
Synopsis

In this impressionistic view behind the scenes into the fascinating world of the pipe organ, master musicians reveal why they are passionate about the "King of Instruments".

World-renowned designers and craftspeople
show how the sophisticated, rarely-seen skills of “voicing” and molten-metal forming are used to make the organ “speak” with a unique sound.

The film uses music ranging from Bach to the contemporary master Stephen Paulus. Their glorious sounds are heard and “seen” in magnificent churches,
chapels, concert halls and private homes. Also included is rare filming of a tiny instrument built about 1680 being played in a private office in London, performed especially for the film.

Stage
finished
Running time
27 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Pheasants Eye Productions
Country
United States
Locations
New York City, London UK

Distribution Details

Release year
2000
Festivals
Rochester Film Festival 3rd place Zoie Film Festival Southside (Bethlehem Pa) Film Festival New Film Makers Festival NYC
Awards
Directors Award at the Black Maria Film Festival.
Distribution
Amazon
Language
English

Photos

Organs publicity cutting pipe mouth, settin_thumb

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