Paradigm changing musical–Organ at Davidson
This is the first time in my life to listen a real organ in church. I used to listen to this instrument on my music theory class, but that is in the form of mp3. It gives me the feeling of seriousness that cannot be easily expressed by language. This experience is amazing—the combination of the majestic view of the church and the amazing music from the organ make me sit still for a minute. The instrument is similar to a grand piano, but it has a much bigger size, and the sound comes out from it is somehow similar to the music of FC (Family Computer, or Nintendo Entertainment System) games. The tone of the key is much simpler yet opaque: it does not have piano’s clearness. But this characteristic also grants this instrument with its unique beauty. I have the image of some classic FC games whose time setting is in the middle of a stormy night in the Middle Ages for some pieces of the program, like Castlevania (action-adventure gothic horror video game series). It is the great organ playing skills of Mr. Andrew Scanlon that enable me to link the beautiful music back to my memory, and the experience of enjoying a calm evening in church may be one unforgettable time in my life.