Music by Lucio Mosè Benaglia at the Deutsches Museum with Paolo Oreni’s Wanderer Organ

Music by Lucio Mosè Benaglia at the Deutsches Museum with Paolo Oreni’s Wanderer Organ

On 14 October, as part of the ‘Long Night of Museums 2023’, the positive “Wanderer” organ by Trevigliese organist Paolo Oreni will be presented at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, one of the most important science and technology museums in the world. The instrument (1200 pipes for 42 registers) is currently the largest transportable pipe organ in existence and, recently completed, is beginning its life as a wanderer, as its German name suggests.

The organ, consisting of 12 separate modules in which pipes of different construction and belonging to different registers are collected in the spirit of the great Italian organ-making tradition, also uses state-of-the-art technology such as fibre-optic cables and microchips to ensure maximum compliance of the remotely positioned keyboard. In this way, the ancient and the modern merge in the instrument, allowing the public to hear a real pipe organ in the most original settings such as museums, churches or theatres that do not have a pipe organ.

The performance, which in Munich will be held in the large hall dedicated to aerospace technology in the Deutsches Museum, has been designed and proposed by Lucio Mosè Benaglia and will be held in front of an audience estimated, on the basis of previous editions, to be more than ten thousand visitors spread over five hours of the museum’s opening hours.

Paolo Oreni at the keyboards of his Wanderer will propose various moments of listening divided into performances of organ pieces by Bach, Listz and Benaglia, improvisations on themes proposed by the audience and an improvisation on excerpts from the film ‘Metropolis’.