Spire, an experimental music programme for organ and electronic works, pushes the envelope for which this most traditional of instruments is used. The organ has the greatest frequency range of any acoustic instrument, but this is rarely exploited; the unique sound of the mechanical organ has often been limited and controlled and Spire aims to liberate it from its history without denying that history.
The programme is carefully curated by Charles Matthews, organist, and Mike Harding, creative producer; combining organ works ancient (The Robertsbridge Codex) and modern (Scelsi & others). Other performers use the organ and organ works as a basis for their own compositions, using piano, voice, record players, samplers and other electronic devices.
Spire has been performed at Lincoln Cathedral, York Minter, Geneva Cathedral and many other unique places.