NORIKO BABA (b. 1972)
Not bigger than the fist - Omaggio to Doraemon (2010)
THOMAS LACÔTE (b. 1982)
Organetti (premier performance, commissioned by Göteborg International Organ Academy)
We think we are playing on ordinary organs when playing upon man. Men are organs, it is true, but, odd, changeable, variable, with pipes not arranged in proper order. Those who only know how to play on ordinary organs will not produce harmonies on these.
/B. Pascal (Thoughts, ca. 1660)
I am attached to the image of an imaginary “organ”, assembling different keyboards, more or less short, long, remarkable, static, changeable, loud, an image resulting from this reflexion about the village organ I already spoke about, which has to be transformed and rebuilt all the time, at the risk of disturbing the laziest “citizens”.
/H. Lachenmann (Über das Komponieren, 1986)