Union Chapel: Organ Reframed


Union Chapel, Islington


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Union Chapel: Organ Reframed

Film, experimental solo sets and large scale commissions around an 1877 organ

Releasing their 1877 organ from it's traditional roots, Union Chapel are opening their doors this October for a festival of experimental music, solo sets, ensemble improvisation and a varied film programme. The aim of the three day event is simple: to challenge the perceptions of the organ and show the extraordinary instrument in a new light. Schedule: Fri 7 Oct: - Nosferatu (1922) film screening with the premiere of a new score by Irene Buckley. Doors open: 7pm. Certificate: PG. - A Knowing Space: sound installation by Bill Thomspon. Accessible at all events. Sat 8 Oct: - Daylight Music 235: a stripped down performance focusing on the powerful combination of organ and voice. Doors open: 12pm. - Spire: an experimental music programme for organ and electronics. Doors open: 6pm. Sun 9 Oct: - Five new commissions for James McVinnie and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Doors open: 6:30pm. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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