Huge pipe – installing the Christie cinema organ, interview with Ben Snowdon

Who knew that cinema organs could proffer so much innuendo…

Installing the longest pipe

Hear a brief interview with Ben Snowdon (of the West of England Theatre Organ Society), pictured left installing the organ at the Curzon on audioboo.  The interview was recorded within the confines of the pipe chamber and you can hear a blast of Ben trouble-shooting a stuck note, with unsealed wind pipe which gives a real impression of the amount of air involved.

Installing the blower beneath the stage at the Curzon

Restoring the console

Don’t miss the inaugaral concert Sunday 22 April with Byron Jones, pictured below.

Byron Jones billed to play inaugural performance on the newly installed Christie organ at the Curzon's centenary weekend on 22 Aprl 2012

Fred Smedley has very kindly allowed me to use his photos in this post.

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2 Responses to Huge pipe – installing the Christie cinema organ, interview with Ben Snowdon

  1. Pingback: Inside the pipe chamber of the Christie organ @ Curzon | The Curzon Project

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