Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PHOTO: Organist Cameron Carpenter at Grace Cathedral

Last Friday, Cameron Carpenter rocked Grace Cathedral to a crowd well over a thousand! The young organist has been making waves that far surpass the classical community (in which he admittedly feels like an outcast). As savvy with words as his chosen instrument, Cameron Carpenter wittily called his musical mission "queering the organ." Indeed, the performance was anything but conventional--repertoire ranged from J.S. Bach, to Brian Eno, Duke Ellington, and the theme from Willie Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryBelow are a few photos, courtesy of Chuck Gee.

An Introduction: explaining his work

"Queering the organ"

"Graced With Light" art installation at Grace Cathedral. The ribbons move from heat generated by the audience, as well as the air from the organ!

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