New Baroque organ: installation underway | Wed Mar 24, 2010
In 2003 Cornell University began work on a new organ for Anabel Taylor Chapel, an instrument based on a German 18th-century masterpiece. Creating Cornell’s baroque organ is an international research project involving three academic institutions in the field of organ studies: Cornell, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. This interdisciplinary and international effort encompasses scholars, physical scientists, musicians, craftsmen and visual artists from Sweden, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany and New York State. Under the artistic direction of Munetaka Yokota at the Gothenburg Organ Art Center (GOArt), the pipes were produced in Sweden at GOArt, the case built in a barn in Dryden by CCSN Woodworking, and the mechanicals and bellows constructed in Canandaigua by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders. The members of this team are creating an organ that is not just a fine vehicle for teaching, performance and scholarship, but also a magnificent work of art.
For more complete information on this project, follow this link to the Cornell Baroque Organ Project.
For news stories about the organ, see:
Channel 3/5 Syracuse: video and print article