The pipe organ is an ancient instrument of which variants have been in use since the third century BC, essentially remaining the same through the ages. When composer, Chris Vik heard that Melbourne, Australia’s Town Hall Organ (built in 1929), was retrofitted to be controlled by MIDI, he realized that this compatibility would allow him to play the organ using physical movements. Using code he wrote, called Kinectar, Chris Vick can now communicate the sound of the Town Hall Organ with his composer-like hand gestures. Watch this extremely neat demonstration!
Composed by Chris Vik
Assisted by masked female vocalist Elise Richards