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OrganicArt exceeds artistic limits

Published: 23 April 2018

OrganicArt takes place for the fourth time in 2018. The purpose is to present organ art together with other art forms and showcase the relationships between organ music, visual arts, literature, poetry, architecture and photography. The goal is to create cross-links between genres and open ears and the senses to great art.

– At a time when our existence is increasingly measured in numbers, we sometimes need to remind ourselves that we are more than a sum of measurable elements. We can take help from art that shows our humanity by experiencing music, image and poetry. It is the most important idea behind OrganicArt, says Gary Verkade, Professor of Organ at Luleå University of Technology.

Organ music based on a symphonic thinking

As usual, Orgel Acusticum is at the center of the event, which offers symphonic organ music this year.

– This year's OrganicArt is thought to be in contrast to the BACH organ cycle that started this fall and continues until spring 2019, namely: Symphonic organ music. You will hear organ music based on a symphonic thinking, big vocals, long phrases, big contrasts in one and the same work. It's partly rarely played works, but also works by famous composers like Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Cesar Franck and Antonin Dvorak, says Gary Verkade.

OrganicArt starts on Monday evening in Studio Acusticum when Gary Verkade starts the concerts with works by Franz Liszt, César Franck and Charles Tournemire.


Gary Verkade

Verkade, Gary - Professor

Organisation: Musical Performance, KKL Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Arts, Communication and Education
Phone: +46 (0)911 72626
Room: F105B - Piteå»