Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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What is Bach and Sons?

Bach and Sons, features the historically informed performance of Bach’sgreatest organ music and that of his sons. In an interesting twist, the
story is told by the four women important in Bach’s life. Stunning
visuals taking you to Bach’s Germany are interspersed with live camera
projections of the performance.Bach and Sons has been performed in
many venues in the US and was also performed in Germany and Austria with narration in German.

All three of our organ and multimedia concerts are performed in a
rich multimedia format, with five cameras, computers and lighting,
which makes the concert even more captivating and engaging for the
audience. They become one with the story and they love it.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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CLASSICAL AUDIENCES WANT TO FEEL THE MUSICIAN’S COMMUNICATION

10 Things Classical Audiences Want

We very often notice that great music needs and gets serious attention and absorption from players and audience alike. Everyone needs to acknowledge that profound immersion is the most rewarding way to perform and to listen. For this to happen, distractions need to be kept to a minimum. To do that if both the senses of hearing and seeing are focused on one thing immersion can take place.

For most respondents who identified the capacity for variance as an enjoyable element of live performance, this preference was not related to identifying absolute imperfections, but more about recognizing and valuing the idiosyncrasies of a unique performance, to the extent that performances which were deemed ‘technically correct’ without ‘really coming to life’ were viewed by some as ‘missing that last bit of the jigsaw.’ The uniqueness of live performance increased the appeal of very familiar works, as ‘the same piece’ can sound quite different on two different occasions, even played by the same people.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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People remember stories not facts. Storytelling is what connects us to our humanity.

10 Things Classical Audiences Want

All pieces of music tell stories. They emanate from a certain cultural milieu, and if nothing else, they describe stories of their own creation.

Since humans first walked the earth, they have told stories, before even the written word or oral language. Through cave drawings and over fires, humans have told stories to shape our existence. Things happen to us — the elements of a story — but as humans, we have unique perspectives, which shape how a story is relayed

Anthropologists tell us that storytelling is central to human existence. That it’s common to every known culture. That it involves a symbiotic exchange between teller and listener – an exchange we learn to negotiate in infancy.

Just as the brain detects patterns in the visual forms of nature – a face, a figure, a flower – and in sound, so too it detects patterns in information. Stories are recognizable patterns, and in those patterns, we find meaning. We use stories to make sense of our world and to share that understanding with others. They are the signal within the noise.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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What kind of things are important for a concert to be enjoyable?

10 Things Classical Audiences Want

The enthusiasm of the performers is paramount. If they look as if they’re enjoying what they are doing, and they can convey that sense of enjoyment to the audience, then it’s made it into a live experience.

Seeing performers’ energy/commitment increases audience members’ engagement/enjoyment. An unexpectedly prominent theme was the enjoyment that both seasoned and novice attenders gleaned from watching performers who themselves seem to be enjoying, and engaged in, the performance.

If the performers are involved and enthusiastic, then you feel that you’ve really gone to a concert that is a very satisfying, integrated experience, rather than just sort of looking at it from the outside. Something that takes you off the street into the world of the concert hall.

Another survey found that concert goers’ emotional needs include the need for stimulation/excitement, escape/fantasy, catharsis/release (“thrill”, “frisson”) and intensity/intimacy/passion. They expect a lot. How do we provide that?
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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