- Category: Image and sound
This year's festival in Thun was attended by our member Uwe Gernert from Germany. The organisation of the festival was as perfect as always, the committee delivered an AAA+-Job. Parking and unloading of the cars was organized perfectly, the town-hall's basement as usual was guarded storage for the organs throughout the festival. Under best weather conditions (maybe a little bit too hot) the organs and their players were exposed through Saturday and Sunday. The festival started as usual with the Swiss club's annual gathering on Friday evening, followed by the invitation of the Town of Thun for an 'apero'. As traditional afterwards the organ players and their families were invited to a get-together-dinner. Saturday and Sunday everybody was invited to play their organs in the streets of the town.
Here Uwe presents some impressions of the Thun festival.
- Category: Miscellaneous
Under the direction of Astrid Mertens, a documentary is being made in Brussels which tells the story of orchestrions and organs. The production team is looking for footage from any period (with or without sound) showing these instruments in dance halls, dance tents, in cafés, at fairs, …
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