Vidas: Thank you so much, Wolfram for joining this conversation with me! I'm so excited to be able to talk with you because one day ago I backed your project "Paper Organ". I saw this video last week on Facebook and I could not stop but watch and even share later on. I couldn't do anything for backing the project right then because it was pre-launch. But I subscribed to your email list and got notified. And at that moment also my friend James Flores, an organist from Australia also got notified because we engage very often every day. And he wrote me a message right away, "Did you see it? Do you have FOMO? (Fear Of Mising Out)". And I said, "Yes, I do." And I remember that a week ago I saw your video about this project and hope that this project will succeed because Paper Organ is an amazing concept. We all know about OrgelKids but it's heavier and larger and more expensive. So what you came up with with paper instrument or model of the instrument is I think ingenious. So thank you so much Wolfram and welcome to the show!
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The moment I'm writing this, Paper Organ project on Kickstarter has been backed almost 50% with 55 backers and 27 more days to go!
Here are some relevant links:
Paper Organ Project on Kickstarter:
Paper Organ website:
Kickstarter Pitch video: https://youtu.be/X9oi1LB6yBg
Unboxing the prototype box: https://youtu.be/obLzN-OgUy0
Playing on the organ: https://youtu.be/0Y5_ie0r2Bc
Playing a bit of Bach's Bourree: https://youtu.be/apxxI5rW1js (Wolfram had to blow a deep and a high pipe because it was outside the tone range :-) )
Another piece on the organ: https://youtu.be/0Q7GpZ9Ujw0
And Wolfram's daughter playing: https://youtu.be/1AuZrCjjoHQ
Sometime last week I noticed the advertisement on Facebook of a project where Wolfram Kampffmeyer from Germany is building modular paper organ. I was intrigued, shared the link and clicked through to see what's going on. This was a project on Kickstarter but it hasn't launched yet, all I could do was to subscribe to receive an update when the project goes live. So I did.
Apparently I wasn't alone, because my friend James Flores from Australia notified today that Paper Organ project went life and is available for backing. I want to see this project succeed so I pledged 97 USD in case the required sum is raised. If the campaign on Kickstarter is successful, sometime in early 2020 I should receive a package of the kit to assemble my own paper organ - complete with pipes, mechanics, glue, tools and even a big balloon to function as bellows.
If this works out well, I intend to use it in organ demonstration as a supplemental hands-on material for kids as well as for adults.
For example, I played an organ demonstration today at my church for a group of teachers and thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a little one octave pipe organ to demonstrate the intricate mechanics of this gigantic instrument?"
I hope you will check out this Paper Organ project here:
Last time I looked, it had raised over $800 so far in one day. 34 days more to go to raise over $14k.
I have even invited the creator Wolfram Kampffmeyer to be my guest on the podcast talking about the project. Let's see if he agrees. Stay tuned...
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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