American organist Cameron Carpenter (born 1981) known for his virtuosity, showmanship, technique and arrangements for the organ. Early in 2008, Telarc signed Carpenter to an exclusive five-album recording contract. His Telarc debut album,Revolutionary, was recorded as a CD and DVD at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City. Now he has signed an exclusive, multi-album contract with Sony Classical. His debut release, out in 2014, will be recorded on his new touring organ, featuring Carpenter’s own transcriptions of both classical and modern music – ranging from the American Songbook to the world premiere of his Music for an Imaginary Film (2013). There will also be an accompanying DVD documentary.
Officially launching his International Touring Organ on March 9, 2014, Carpenter aims to combine both the classical cathedral organ and the cinema organ ‘in a single instrument’. Built by digital organ specialists Marshall & Ogletree LLC of Needham, Massachusetts using a modular five-console keyboard, the instrument will allow Carpenter’s diverse repertoire – from Bach to film music and jazz – to be accommodated and expanded in more unusual directions.