All Thoughts Fly


Immer wieder stoße ich in letzter Zeit auf spannende Alben, die ich im letzten Jahr völlig verpasst habe. Eines davon ist All Thoughts Fly von Anna von Hausswolff. Es ist letzten September erschienen und wurde im Januar 2020 aufgenommen:

The organ on All Thoughts Fly is situated in Gothenburg and is a Swedish replica of the Arp Schnitger organ in Germany. It is the largest organ tuned in Quarter-comma meantone temperament in the world. With it’s four manuals, one pedal and 54 stops, it was built as part of a ten-year research project reconstructing 17th Century North German organ building craft. The tuning temperament is an important detail to note here, as it deeply affects the sound and tuning, and thus radically changed the process of creating this album. Anna speaks of a pleasant surprise during recording, the organ’s ability to create beautiful “pitching” notes through its stops and air supply system. She remarks “We took advantage of this so most of the pitching sounds and notes that you hear on the album comes from the mechanics of this organ, effects made entirely acoustically.” The organ was recorded with two room mics for atmosphere and two pairs of close mics placed inside the organ to capture nuances and detail for further organ sound processing by Filip Leyman in his studio.

Auf Kirchenorgeltour durch Europa:

17.11. Aarhus (Sankt Lukas Kirke)

19.11. Berlin (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche)

20.11. Leipzig (Philippuskirche)

22.11. Prague (Church of the Holy Saviour)

24.11. Bratislava (Slovak Radio Large Concert Hall)

26.11. München (St. Matthäus)

27.11. Kufstein (Heldenorgel)

29.11. Bologna (S. Basilica di S. Maria dei Servi)

1.12. Bern (Church Of The Holy Ghost)

3.12. Lausanne (Église Saint-François)

5.12. Montpellier (Église Les Saints François)

7.12. Nantes (Église St. Clément)

9.12. Paris (Église St. Eustache)

11.12. Nijmegen (Stevenskerk)

13.12. Brüssel (Église Saint-Dominique de Bruxelles)

16.12. Kopenhagen (Organ Sound Art Festival 2021)

18.12. Helsingborg (Gustav Adolfs Kyrka)