PAB performs 'Live' with The Queensland Orchestra

PAB performs 'Live' with The Queensland Orchestra

In a historic first, exclusive collaboration between Inspired Acoustics and The Queensland Orchestra (Brisbane, Australia) has resulted in a uniquely powerful demonstration of the new Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples. Taking advantage of the simultaneous presence of The Queensland Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate, Muhai Tang and the programming of Richard Strauss’ sprawling tone poem for large orchestra Also Sprach Zarathustra, negotiations were finalized permitting the recording of the famous introductory Sunrise sequence, on stage in the Brisbane City Hall — but without the pipe organ.


This close-miked orchestral performance, captured by engineers of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), was then carefully processed with the acoustic signature of the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (home of the Palace of Arts, Budapest’s renowned pipe organ) before recombination with the organ score, realized virtually through the groundbreaking Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples.


This elaborate ‘master’ recording is itself combined with dramatic footage of the Palace of Arts, its concert hall and the magnificent organ now available to the public through this revolutionary sample library, in a video tribute now screening on this website.


Inspired Acoustics expresses its great thanks to The Queensland Orchestra, its administration and all 102 musicians, the ABC and technical staff, and to the professional organists who have helped realize this performance. We believe it is an eloquent testimony to the technology and art meeting in this supreme example of the virtual pipe organ, as well as to the actual instrument, its place of residence, and all those whose vision has made possible this great ‘temple of culture’. Celebrate with us, what is truly 'the dawn of a new era'.