The pipe organ dates back to ancient Greece. It has grown ever more complicated and ever more associated with Christianity.
But virtuoso organist Cameron Carpenter (@CameronOrganist) is on a mission to change the whole organ world, from its religious ties to archaic technology. Carpenter spoke with Here & Now‘s Robin Young ahead of his performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Music From The Segment
- “The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IX,” composed by J.S. Bach
- “Music for an Imaginary Film,” composed by Cameron Carpenter
- “Sisters of Mercy,” composed by Leonard Cohen
- “XXIV Choral Prelude ‘O Mensch bewein Dein Sünde gross,'” composed by J.S. Bach
- “At the Royal Majestic,” composed by Terry Riley
- “Pure Imagination,” composed by Anthoney Newley and Leslie Bricusse