Organ Research

Situated at the Institute for Church Music and Organ, the centre for organ research (ZfO) strikes a new path in playing and listening to the instrument. A focal point is the development of organs with electronic and hybrid sound production in terms of their technical and sound-aesthetic possibilities. Aiming at the enhancement of the organ and its repertoire, ZfO spurs a dialogue between composition, interpretation and instrument making.

Areas of research comprise
/ multichannel sound projection via loudspeakers
/ recording methods for digital organs
/ enhancement of the console: ergonomics and interface
/ hybrid organs: simultaneousness of pipes and electronic sound
/ tuning systems and dynamic intonation

Barefootpedal Designstudy
Development of a barefoot-double-pedalboard in cooperation with organ building company Oglarstvo Močnik. 2016 - ongoing.

DynTune – Dynamic Tuning System for Digital Organs
Master’s thesis by Jan Ročnik, telematics program
Cooperation between the Institute for Church Music and Organ, the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics and the Graz University of Technology, 2015

Video Clips
Organ Cinema for the Graz Orgelfrühling Festival 2015: research in visualizing digital organ recordings (Louis Vierne: 6ème Symphonie op. 59 et al., MUMUTH 2014).

Goldberg-Ellipse
Sound installation by Martin Rumori for the Graz Orgelfrühling Festival 2015 et al.

Hybrid Organ – Simultaneousness of Pipes and Electronic Sound
Research on the combination of pipe organs with electronic production of sound

Recording and Postproduction of Digital Concert Organs
Audio engineering project by Jan Ročnik, telematics program
Cooperation between the Institute for Church Music and Organ, the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics and the Graz University of Technology, 2014

 

 

Ten Questions
ten answers by Gunther Rost