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IN NEGOTIATION - Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs

IN NEGOTIATION - Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs

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Two award winning documentaries about the King of the Instruments


DVD 1: Organistas

In this impressionistic view behind the scenes into the fascinating world of the pipe organ, master musicians reveal why they are passionate about the "King of Instruments". World renowned designers and craftspeople show how the sophisticated, rarely-seen skills of “voicing” and molten-

metal forming are used to make the organ “speak” with a unique sound.

The film uses music ranging from Bach to the contemporary master Stephen Paulus. Their glorious sounds are heard and “seen” in magnificent churches, chapels, concert halls and private homes.  Also included is rare filming of a tiny instrument built about 1680 being played in a private office in London, performed especially for the film.


DVD 2: Creating the Stradivarius of Organs

"Unlike other instruments, the organ is designed, built and voiced for a specific space. This film beautifully highlights the unique symbiosis between the instrument and the building and the instrument and the performer. I salute this inspiring tribute to the King of Instruments at St.Ignatius Loyola."
Joseph Colaneri, Staff Conductor, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC Director, Opera Program, Mannes College of Music, NYC







During a long career as a publisher of educational materials, I became interested in documentary video making. To this end, in 1995 I decided on a career change. Finally in 1997 I began to work full-time at acquiring the technical skills necessary for effective camera work and non-linear editing. In the absorbing process during these years I have found the work very exciting, sometimes frustrating, never boring. At the same time I found some similarities with my publishing experiences which have been helpful, such as concept development and finding ones own ‘voice’ during the production process. Whilst admiring the production skills in managing a large-scale film, and in spite of the obvious limitations, I have taken particular pleasure in working alone. To date I have completed 14 films.


Organistas: Winner of a Directors Award at the prestigious Black Maria Film Festival.


" is one of the most amazing films I have ever seen on pipe organ building......."

" is taken on this roller-coaster ride, footage is a joy in itself...."



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