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Premiering exclusively via The Wire, the documentary looks at the use of the organ in contemporary music

The Organ: A Modern Classic aims to highlights the various ways in which artists such as Squarepusher, Anna Von Hausswolff and Oneohtrix Point Never are adapting the instrument for contemporary music.

Created by music, art and culture platform Cone Magazine, the documentary “explores the social and political barriers that artists and composers may face when trying to work with the organ, and delves deep into the anatomy of the instrument”.

The Organ features contributions from award winning composer Craig Armstrong, organist Jamie McVinnie, the London Contemporary Orchestra, composer/sound artist Bill Thompson, and founder of the Organ Reframed festival and composer Claire M Singer.

Read Philip Clark’s feature on the organ in The Wire 385. Subscribers can access the issue via the online archive.