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Cameron Carpenter- Killing Me Loudly:

Cameron Carpenter gave a presentation a few years back at the University of Michigan titled “Killing Me Loudly: On the Abdication of the “King” of Instruments”, which discusses the organ. Although some organists may not appreciate his comments regarding the organ, he makes a number of valid points on the stereotypes that are generally associated with the organ.

Cameron’s speech begins around 8:54 and is around 30 minutes long. After the speech, Cameron gives some demonstrations on his more recent works and how he transcribes various classical piano pieces to the organ. Once you listen to his speech, write your thoughts and comments below. I’m curious to know what your thoughts are.