Fair and jazz organs took their places in the museum exposition (video)
The largest exhibits from the collection of mechanical musical objects have been transported to the Museum Collection side in September. Three Belgian jazz organs of the middle of the last century and fair organs of German and French production of the 1920es are among them. Namely, two Bruder organs and organs by Wellershaus, A.Ruth and Gasparini.
You can see the process of transportation and partial assembling of the organs on the video. The first exhibit on the video is organ produced by A. Ruth (Germany), 1921. The second and third organs are made by Decap (Antwerp, Belgium), 1950. Their mechanisms are rather complicated and include accordions, saxophones and percussion group. Wellershaus (Germany), the 1920es, make the fourth organ.
Organs are exposed on three floors of the museum. The concept of exhibition space assumes a certain zoning, one of the criteria –exposition of items, belonging to a certain epoch. Thus, various exhibits immersing us in an epoch of musical "retro" of the middle of the XXth century will be presented along with jazz organs in the same exhibition zone. They are jukeboxes and control units to them, phonographs with the first earphones, two mutoscopes and scopitone – the automatic machine reproducing short videos, predecessors of modern video clips.