Maxime Denuc - Nachthorn

Minimalist trance compositions for the MIDI controlled organ in the neo-gothic chapel of LUCA Lemmens.

French, Brussels-based composer Maxime Denuc will perform the Belgian premiere of his critically acclaimed work Nachthorn for MIDI controlled organ. It’s a type of church organ that can be played through a computer, turning it into a powerful acoustic synthesizer. The title Nachthorn refers to one of the 78 stops that make up the main organ of St. Anthony's Church in Düsseldorf, on which Denuc composed his album. His dream: to create an entirely acoustic dance music piece with the organ as sole actor. The music is minimalist and hypnotic, oscillating between dub techno, harmonic grooves or after-hours pop. Commissioned by And& Connect, Denuc will play Nachthorn on one of the only MIDI organs in Belgium, located in the chapel of LUCA Lemmens, which will be transformed into a smoky nightclub.

Composition & programmation for midi-controlled organ: Maxime Denuc | Recording on 5 and 6 May 2021 at St. Antonius Kirche, Düsseldorf-Oberkassel: Harry Charlier | Mix: Raphaël Hénard at La Savonnerie, Brussels | Mastering & cut: Frédéric Alstadt at Mont Analogue, Bever | Artwork: Jonathan Martin | Production: Thomas Van de Velde for Vlek Records | With the support of: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles | Thanks to: Markus Hinz, Benedickt Aufterbeck & Thomas Stöckl from Sinua, Daniel Bleikolm, Cindy Castillo, Marc Jacobs, Fanny Calès, Haleh Zahedi and Josquin Denuc | Vlek 36 © ℗ 2022