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Subject: RE: Pipe organs and modulars

From: "Brousseau, Paul E (Paul)" <PaulBr@...>
Date: 2000-02-01

Slightly off topic, but all of you organ afficianadoes might get a kick out
of reading Bruce Sterlings "Cryptonomicon". The lead character in one plot
becomes fascinated with organs at an early age. Mind you, that's not what
the book's about, just an aspect of a character.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Dave Bradley [SMTP:daveb@...]
> Sent:Tuesday, February 01, 2000 12:02 PM
> Subject:[motm] Pipe organs and modulars
> From: "Dave Bradley" <daveb@...>
> > but you can't argue with a pipe organ! Nor a huge modular.
> Heh heh! It's very cool playing some French impressionist like Langlais or
> Dupre, or maybe a little Bach on a big pipe organ in an empty church in
> the
> middle of the night.
> There's an old pipe organ record by Keith Jarrett called "Hymns, Spheres",
> in which he uses it like a synthesizer. Very long pieces with basically no
> melodies, just tone poems where the sound changes over several minutes by
> gradually bringing pipe ranks in and out of the mix. Very trippy.