Interviews

CHANGING THE IMAGE OF THE ORGAN

CHANGING THE IMAGE OF THE ORGAN

"The image of an instrument is ultimately in the person who plays it."

CHANGING THE IMAGE OF THE ORGAN
MOVING THE ORGAN FORWARD

MOVING THE ORGAN FORWARD

"My place... is to do things with the organ that it never would want to do... and for people that didn't know that they wanted to hear it. Which is exactly what's happening".

MOVING THE ORGAN FORWARD
ON THE ARTIST AS CREATOR

ON THE ARTIST AS CREATOR

"It's all around us, this musical literality… it's the ecstatic that keeps us thinking for lifetimes."

ON THE ARTIST AS CREATOR
STYLE AND SEXUALITY

STYLE AND SEXUALITY

"Ego is such a dirty word, especially in classical music..."

STYLE AND SEXUALITY
MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

"A lot of the time, I'm downright frustrated with (the organ). But it gives me something nothing else can."

MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
WHAT IS TRANSCENDENCE?

WHAT IS TRANSCENDENCE?

"...(it) might well shock and terrify... it's a damned good challenge."

WHAT IS TRANSCENDENCE?
ON BEING IN THE MOMENT

ON BEING IN THE MOMENT

"…Then I tend to settle down, usually after throwing things or screaming a bit, and then the work can begin. And so improvisation is this pretty intense thing…"

ON BEING IN THE MOMENT
ON DANCE AND THE ORGAN

ON DANCE AND THE ORGAN

"...physical activity and dance is a prerequisite to playing the organ."

ON DANCE AND THE ORGAN
ADVOCATING THE DIGITAL ORGAN, Part 1

ADVOCATING THE DIGITAL ORGAN, Part 1

"How could it be bad to give artists more freedom? This is essentially what I'm asking: more artistic freedom for the organ."

ADVOCATING THE DIGITAL ORGAN, Part 1
ADVOCATING THE DIGITAL ORGAN, Part 2

ADVOCATING THE DIGITAL ORGAN, Part 2

"My mandate for the organ is that it be able to be used in any setting in which musical performance would be legitimate."

ADVOCATING THE DIGITAL ORGAN, Part 2
KILLING ME LOUDLY: ON THE ABDICATION OF THE

KILLING ME LOUDLY: ON THE ABDICATION OF THE "KING" OF INSTRUMENTS

A lecture given for the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan. While the technical details of the touring organ concept have grown and changed, the ethos remains the same: to free the organ from its physical, and perceived, boundaries.

KILLING ME LOUDLY: ON THE ABDICATION OF THE "KING" OF INSTRUMENTS
Cameron profiled on Deutsche Welle, Germany's worldwide foreign-language news outlet.

Cameron profiled on Deutsche Welle, Germany's worldwide foreign-language news outlet.

The flamboyant guest in this edition is the first organist ever to be nominated for a Grammy and famous for taking the organ out of the church and into the concert hall. Cameron Carpenter is a virtuoso musician whose mission is to revitalise organ music for the 21st century.
Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/insight-germany/s-30472-9798

Cameron profiled on Deutsche Welle, Germany's worldwide foreign-language news outlet.