organ http://kalw.org en Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Conroy Memorial Organ http://kalw.org/post/audiographs-sound-week-conroy-memorial-organ <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">All week long&nbsp;we've been playing<a href="http://www.kalw.org/post/can-you-guess-audiograph-sound-week-april-7-2013" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">&nbsp;</a><a href="http://kalw.org/post/can-you-guess-audiograph-sound-week-november-2-2013" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);">this sound</a>, and a Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:21:21 +0000 Julie Caine 37089 at http://kalw.org Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Conroy Memorial Organ The organ pipes are still singing at AT&T Park http://kalw.org/post/organ-pipes-are-still-singing-att-park <p></p><p>Good organ music can be a religious experience, especially when it&#39;s written by composers like Johann Sebastian Bach, and played on massive organs with over 10,000 pipes.</p><p></p><p>
But then there&#39;s another kind of organ music, played in a different type of cathedral, on a small Hammond organ. This is the music of Steve Hogan, organist for the San Francisco Giants.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:20:28 +0000 Chris Hoff 33634 at http://kalw.org The organ pipes are still singing at AT&T Park The anonymous celebrity behind the Wurlitzer organ http://kalw.org/post/anonymous-celebrity-behind-wurlitzer-organ-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; ">You probably know Jim Riggs best by the back of his head. He&#39;s often seen rising out of the stage in Bay Area movie theaters playing the organ. He is among a handful of people in the world who can tame the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive instrument with eighteen hundred pipes, 244 keys, and 32 foot pedals. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:03:36 +0000 April Dembosky 12143 at http://kalw.org The anonymous celebrity behind the Wurlitzer organ The anonymous celebrity behind the Wurlitzer organ http://kalw.org/post/anonymous-celebrity-behind-wurlitzer-organ <p>You probably know Jim Riggs best by the back of his head. He&#39;s often seen rising out of the stage in Bay Area movie theaters playing the organ. He is among a handful of people in the world who can tame the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive instrument with eighteen hundred pipes, 244 keys, and 32 foot pedals. April Dembosky sat down with Riggs at the Paramount Theater in Oakland to talk about the history of the organ, his technique, and what it&#39;s like being an anonymous celebrity.</p><p class="p1">DEMBOSKY: Can you explain the anatomy of the organ? It seems very complicated.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:17:00 +0000 April Dembosky 6358 at http://kalw.org The anonymous celebrity behind the Wurlitzer organ