Friday 22 January 2021 is World Organ Day
Listen to the new album
Available to stream or download from 22 01 21 from these sites and more, the quietly ground breaking new album ‘Lowlandman’s Bay’ plays as a single 60 minute track.
About the World Organ
The World Organ, a sound installation created by Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears.
The debut album from the World Organ is released 22.1.21 as a download and a stream by XA Music. The World Organ is a sound sculpture on the Isle of Jura that adds an ever changing acoustic, harmonic layer to everything that it hears, and which it has streamed worldwide since the summer of 2020. Assembled from Giles Perring’s selection of his recordings, made from the installation over 18 months, the album comes as a 60 minute single track, ‘Lowlandman’s Bay’. Exploring the catalogue of sounds that the Organ hears and shapes, from swallows and bees via distant sheep and seals, to gales and thunderstorms, Giles describes this album as an ‘episodic’ picture of the bay on the island where the project has originated.
The World Organ is part of the ExchangeArt series, and is a key element of the EXPOSURE collaboration with artist Andy Metcalf. It’s part of a cross-media installation created on the Isle of Jura which adopts a radical approach to the idea of landscape, and the World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome, on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay [see map].
Explore this site more and access to live streams from the World Organ too.
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