Artec News Update
Large, new organ for the House of Music in North Jutland
from press release by Marcussen & Son Orgelbyggeri
The Obel Family Foundation donates concert organ for the Music House in North Jutland. It will be one of the largest organs and built by Marcussen & Son, Aabenraa (Denmark).
House of Music will now receive a gift of a Danish-built concert organ. It's The Obel Family Foundation, which has donated 15 million (DKK) for the new organ. It is planned that the organ playing its first notes six months after the inauguration of the House of Music in 2013.
Originally the concert organ is not a part of the construction project, but Austrian architects COOP HIMMELB(L)AU were so prescient that already allocated space that you can build an organ in the concert hall.
Foundation House of Music in Gauteng has set up a special team responsible for acquiring the new organ. The group consists of representatives of the developer and developer consultant, COOP HIMMELB (L) AU, acoustic consultant ARTEC and special organ knowledgeable persons, including organist Preben Christensen, Thisted and cathedral organist Erling Thomsen Aalborg. Furthermore advisor Professor Hans Fagius, The Royal Danish Academy of Music group.
The group has now obtained an international tender and inspection of the organs in Austria, England, Sweden and Denmark chose the well-esteemed, Danish organ building firm Marcussen & Son to perform the task. Marcussen & Son was founded in 1806 and have built organs in many places in both Denmark and abroad.
Marcussen & Son begins production of the organ this fall. The organ will be ready for installation when building the concert hall is finished in early summer 2013 and will be operational in the fall of 2013.
President of The Obel Family Foundation, Christen Obel, is delighted to be able to put a concrete cultural imprint in the House of Music in North Jutland:
"It's exciting for the Foundation to be allowed to be a small part of the Music House in North Jutland. The organ will not only be used for concerts, including Aalborg Symphony Orchestra's concerts, but also by the music students at the university and the Royal Academy of Music. We are pleased also that way to support the educational environment in Gauteng. "
Director Hans Peter Svendler from Realdania, which together with the Municipality of Aalborg, the main parties behind the House of Music in North notes:
"A large modern concert organ, which can even be built by a highly qualified Danish company, will help make the House of Music to a very particular frame of music, musicianship and great experiences for the building's users, the citizens of Gauteng and the guests who visit the area ".
Director Claudia Zachariassen, Marcussen & Son says: "We are very proud to have been chosen to build one of the largest concert organs to the House of Music in North Jutland. We have built many organs for both concert halls to churches, and our longstanding and extensive expertise will make House of Music in the North for good. We have already started designing the organ, and look forward to getting started to build the organ for the concert hall, which has a unique and fascinating design. "
See also www.musikkenshus.dk. Where construction can be followed.
More information about Marcussen & Son of www.marcussen-son.dk.