November 29, 2021
Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara, and Waterloo-Wellington Centres will join forces for a virtual listening session of the FutureStops podcast about Hans Zimmer’s sci-fi movie “Interstellar” featuring organist London UK Temple Organist Roger Sayer.
In a November 11, 2014 article in The Atlantic Katie Kilkenny writes, “But the starring, and most meaningful voice, is the 1926 four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ, currently housed at the 12th-century Temple Church in London and played in the movie by its director of music, Roger Sayer. As Zimmer recently told the Film Music Society, the organ was chosen for its significance to science: From the 17th century to the time of the telephone exchange, the pipe organ was known as the most complex man-made device ever invented. Its physical appearance reminded him of space ship afterburners. And the airiness of the sound slipping through pipes replicates the experience of suited astronauts, where every breath is precious (a usual preoccupation with sci-fi movies that is taken very literally in Zimmer’s music, which also features the exhalations of his human choir).”
The 90 minute event will be hosted by Alison Clarke, President of the RCCO Branford Centre. Following a brief period for introductions of those in attendance, the 32 minute podcast will be presented. After hearing the podcast, attendees will be organized into small discussion groups to ask questions and share their impressions of the interview.
Please check your Centre newsletter for Zoom info.
To learn more follow these links:
The Atlantic article in its entirety
Roger Sayer’s website