A Battenberg cake, a blue cockerel and an organ-shaped cashpoint are among the six works in the running for a place on the fourth plinth of Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square. The winning artork will replace Nelson's Ship in a Bottle in 2012.
The idea of American artist Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla from Cuba is a pipe organ which will play when people use a cashpoint installed in the plinth. The pipes will play as people tap their cards pin number into the keyboard!
The models are on display in St Martin in the Fields church near the square and will be on display to the public until 31 October.
New spotlight online now!
Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, Robert fell in love with popular organ music on a family holiday to Blackpool when he was in his teens. Having fallen in love with the sound of the Wurlitzer in the Tower, it is fair to say that any ambitions he had of playing that particular organ on a regular basis were quickly realised when as a mere 16 year old, Robert became the youngest ever player to join the team of Resident Organists in the Tower Ballroom.
The organist and Radio 2 presenter, Nigel Odgen, really will 'entertain' when he plays Folly Farm's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in September
Folly Farm, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire: Nigel Odgen, presenter of Radio 2's popular music programme 'The Organist Entertains' really will be the organist entertaining Folly Farm's audience when he performs on the attraction's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in September. 'The Organist Entertains' has been running as a regular weekly feature playing popular organ recordings and interviews since 1969, following a pilot show in April that same year. ... Read more.
We are pleased to announce that Penny Weedon has agreed to start writing articles for the OrganFax website. This previously printed series starts the ball rolling, with lots more to come! Read her articles and then give your comments on Penny's thought provoking ideas on the OrganFax Forum.
The August edition of OrganFax Radio is now online!
This show marks the sixth of our new monthly broadcasts covering the widest range of music from the organ and keyboard world. And of course, our hosts: Chris Powell and Brett Wales keep us all entertained with interesting news, chat, and fun all the way!
Included this month is music from Ryan Edwards, Curt Prina, John Kyffin, Richard Hore, Keyklix, Leigh Wilbraham, Howard Beaumont, Reginald Dixon, Brian Sharp, Tim Flint and many more...
You can listen to the new show at http://radio.organfax.co.uk.
OrganFax would like to congratulate Brett & Katrina Wales on the birth of their beautiful daughter Isabella Rose, born on Wednesday 11th August at 9.29am and weighing 9 lbs and half an ounce.
Mother and baby are doing well and together with their daughters, Bethany and Sophie, the Wales family are absolutely over the moon.