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Mitterer: Stop Playing

Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Col Legno   Catalog #: 20296   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Mitterer
Performer:  Wolfgang Mitterer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The organ is a machine, and Wolfgang Mitterer certainly knows how to operate machines. Quite early on his passion for this complex instrument got hooked up to the manifold possibilities available in a digital studio setting; so, meanwhile the Austrian composer has become both: a much admired contemporary organist with a penchant for Bach, and an internationally sought-after creator of electroacoustic compositions. In this production he makes do without electronic sound materials, though not without the possibilities of computer editing. The improvised solo pieces were recorded in three different venues using three different organs; then parts of the recordings were combined with each other, and virtual spaces added. Thus the analogous Read more machines in the churches are pushed to the last extreme, and come out of the electronic editing process sounding the way an organ of the 21st century might sound, if the instrument as such hadn’t been left the way it was for centuries. Read less

Works on This Recording

Organ Solos (3), Remixed by Wolfgang Mitterer
Performer:  Wolfgang Mitterer (Organ)

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