Metal Grinding Machine

CR: 65
Year: 2010
Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: Organ

Ines Schüttengruber (organ)

The title Metal Grinding Machine describes the sound world as well as the character of this piece for organ solo. This particular machine produces a sound that, in terms of timbre, comes fairly close to the sound of the beginning of the piece. Taken separately, the words in the title also refer to various heavy metal subgenres like trash metal, speed metal, math metal, grindcore, etc., which are being referenced to in the second half of the piece, as well as to jazz. The piece was commissioned by the International Organ Festival Haarlem 2010 and was first performed by Ines Schüttengruber on the Christian Müller-organ of the Grote of St. Bavokerk in Haarlem.

show performances
  • 23 July 2010, 20.15, Grote of St. Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Premiere)
    Ines Schüttengruber (Christian Müller organ, 1735-1738)
    International Organ Festival Haarlem 2010
  • 31 July 2011, 19.30, Großen Saal, Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy", Leipzig, Germany (German Premiere)
    Ines Schüttengruber (Eule organ, 2002)
    III. European Organ Academy Leipzig


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