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Klaus Weinhold passed away on January 4th of this year, His musical work including his reflections on music shall be available to posterity on this website as long as possible, The already very extensive archive of his artistic work will be further expanded over time with works from his estate.
From the Pipe Organ to the Electronic Music
A long way
It´s a long way from an classical organ to a modern synthesizer which is digitally controlled, from the mechanical action of the fingers and feet, used to control the instruments, to the pure hearing of the programmable algorithms calculating the sound. What is common? The attraction both of the pure sound of the organ registers and of the oscillator of an electronic instrument. The mechanical action of the fingers and feet play the given notes, a fugue of Bach, a movement of a symphony of Vierne in a defined language of sound and form. The oscillators, controlled algorithmically produce and play the sounds with a spectrum, which couldn´t be heard before.
The long way to freedom passes from the traditional relationships to the openness to experiment with sounds, to the freedom of the programmable algorithms, shaping a sound, to the autonomous and resulting registration, from the existing sound to the sound, generated in an autonomous way.
- 2 new CDs contain pieces from the last year of his life, audio samples are available in the Auditorium
- In the archives I, II, III and IV there are now lists of the pieces in the "Overview".
- In the new Serie 19 "To the limits", organ music is taken to the limits by connecting the organ with the computer.