Education and training

Discovery organ

The explorer organ makes it possible to combine musical and physical education for children in a playful way.

Project description

Discovery organ

The protestant church in the market square in Wipperfürth is getting a new organ with a new design. As a certified “Little Scientists’ House” the parish's five-group kindergarten is familiar with working with natural scientific learning material. This led to the idea of not only making music with the organ, but also building the organ as an object for learning and experiments: In the future, the organ won’t just be used for musical accompaniment at church events but will also be used to bring technology and physical concepts in acoustics to life for children and young people. Therefore, the possibilities of how to show children and young people how an organ works, how sounds are made, as well as other concepts were discussed with local church organ experts and various organ builders. With financial support from the Hans Hermann Voss Foundation, the organ will be accessible and designed with appropriate glass fittings.

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Project information

Education and training

Wipperfürth

Protestant parish of Wipperfürth

2020 – 2023

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