Anna von Hausswolff announces “All Thoughts Fly” a solo pipe organ tour of Europe, Nov & Dec 2021

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For the first time in her career, Anna von Hausswolff is to embark on an ambitious solo pipe organ tour across Europe in November and December of this year, presenting the latest work, All Thoughts Fly on 17 different organs – dates below.

About the tour Anna comments, “These beautiful organs all have different manuals and dispositions, they are big and small, old and new, and they live in different spaces, holy and unholy. I’ve had some technical requirements and it is impossible to create a tour like this without compromise but that’s also where the charm lies; some things are beyond my control, for better or worse. As a result each and every concert will be unique in terms of sound and volume. So, I hereby invite you to take part in this huge experiment of mine where I befriend these instruments for the first time and present “All thoughts fly” for organ and 12 speakers. Go to church, be embraced by the sound and let your thoughts fly.”

All Thoughts Fly Pipe Organ Tour Poster


17.11 DK Aarhus @ Sankt Lukas Kirke
19.11 DE Berlin @ Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (Kiezsalon) (tickets)
20.11 DE Leipzig @ Philippuskirche (tickets)
22.11 CZ Prague @ Church of the Holy Saviour (Salvátorská Street) (tickets)
24.11 SK Bratislava @ Slovak Radio Large Concert Hall (tickets)
26.11 DE Munich @ St. Matthäus Church (tickets)
27.11 AT Kufstein @ Heldenorgel (KlangFarben)
29.11 IT Bologna @ S. Basilica di S. Maria dei Servi (TANK Serbatoio Culturale)
1.12 CH Bern @ Church Of The Holy Ghost (Dampfzentrale Bern) (tickets)
3.12 CH Lausanne @ Église Saint-François (tickets)
5.12 FR Montpellier @ Église Les Saints François (tickets)
7.12 FR Nantes @ Église St. Clément (le lieu unique)
9.12 FR Paris @ Église St. Eustache (tickets)
11.12 NL Nijmegen @ Stevenskerk (tickets)
13.12 BE Bruxelles @ Église Saint-Dominique de Bruxelles (tickets)
16.12 DK Copenhagen @ Organ Sound Art Festival 2021 (Koncertkirken)
18.12 SWE Helsingborg @ Gustav Adolfs Kyrka

Anna von Hausswolff is passionate about the pipe organ and its capabilities, and in September 2020, Southern Lord released the solo instrumental album, All Thoughts Fly which embodies the exploration of any and all possibilities. The album radiates a melancholic beauty, and is distinguished by fluid transitions of contrasting elements; calmness and drama, harmony and dissonance. The organ on All Thoughts Fly is situated in Gothenburg and is a Swedish replica of the Arp Schnitger organ in Germany. It is the largest organ tuned in Quarter-comma Meantone temperament in the world. With its four manuals, one pedal and 54 stops, it was built as part of a ten-year research project reconstructing 17th Century North German organ building craft. The tuning temperament is an important detail to note here, as it deeply affects the sound and tuning, and thus radically changed the process of creating this album.

REVISIT THE VIDEO FOR “SACRO BOSCO” (Directed by Gustaf and Ludvig Holtenäs)

All Thoughts Fly is out now on LP, CD and digital formats, available via Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes, and via the Southern Lord US and European stores.

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