Ascending the stairs of Colchester’s town hall I discovered two men repairing the grand Organ in the historic Moot Hall, as part of a major restoration project. I asked if I could sit and record them in the process of tapping and testing the voices resulting in some amazing drones.
This is a binaural recording containing much background noise from the busy street outside, busses cars and dinging church bells, with loads of reverb from the cavernous room.
The Moot Hall Organ in Colchester Town Hall was a gift from Sir Weetman D. Pearson, Bart. MP for Colchester in 1902.
For more information on the Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project please visit moothallorgan.co.uk/