The Eternal Chord Live

9.xi.15 Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

Claire M Singer & Mike Harding

[As part of The Rest Is Noise]


22.iv.15 Union Chapel, London

Claire M Singer & Mike Harding

Available on Bandcamp


1.xi.13 Johanneskirken, Bergen

Maia Urstad & Mike Harding

[As part of Spire 15 at Bergen Kirkeautunnale 2013]

You can hear part of the recording here


19.x.13 Lincoln Cathedral

Anna von Hausswolff & Mike Harding

[As part of Touch presents... at The Frequency Festival]

You can hear part of the recording here


11.x.13 St. Stephan's Church, Mautern

Charles Matthews, Mike Harding & Marcus Davidson

[As part of Spire 14 at Kontraste]

You can hear the recording here


5.ii.12 Passionskirche, Berlin

Charles Matthews, Mike Harding, Marcus Davidson & Jon Wozencroft

[As part of Spire 12 at CMT12]

You can hear the recording here

26.x.11 Lincoln Cathedral

Charles Matthews & Mike Harding

[As part of Spire 11 at The Lincoln Festival]


26.ix.09 Lutherse Kerk, Den Haag, Netherlands

Hildur Gudnadottir & Mike Harding

[As part of Touch Live at TodaysArt Festival]


23.v.09 St. Saviour's Anglican Church, Riga, Latvia

Charles Matthews & Mike Harding

[As part of Spire 10 at the Sound Forest Festival]

You can hear the recording here

 



About

There is no “correct” way to play the organ. Of course, there are strong and long traditions of how it should be played and by whom, but in the realm of time these rules count for nothing. The instrument has the largest frequency range of any acoustic instrument, and this unique aspect grants great freedom to the players. ALL STOPS OUT!!!

Based on an idea by Mike Harding which grew out of the Spire project, any number of players from two upwards can perform this majestic piece. Hildur Gudnadottir, Anna von Hausswolff, Maia Urstad, Marcus Davidson, Charles Matthews and others have all played alongside Mike Harding to offer various renditions of The Eternal Chord.

 

The Eternal Chord

The Henry Willis organ at Union Chapel, London. You can find out more about this organ at The Organ Project at Union Chapel