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EE Times: PC-Enabled Tones Rise from Ruins of 9/11

Dec 05, 2003, 08:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ron Wilson)

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"As the towers of the World Trade Center crumbled on that September day two years ago, the plume of debris they spewed claimed a victim that, although not human, was nonetheless irreplaceable to those who loved it: the mighty pipe organ in Trinity Episcopal Church at Broadway and Wall Street. Dust and detritus from the collapse rendered the church's 80-year-old Aeolian-Skinner organ unusable.

"But that lesser tragedy opened the door to a unique story--of musical skill, love of an instrument, insight into signal processing and innovation in electronic systems design--that this year has brought about a resurrection of sorts. Today a new mighty organ plays at Trinity--not a pipe organ, but perhaps the most innovative electronic instrument ever to fill a sacred space..."

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