Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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We don’t have to “dumb-down” classical music

We don’t have to keep dumbing down classical music to make it “cool.” It never will be “cool.” However, for those of us (now 11% of the population, keep in mind that’s for all classical music) who like classical music a lot, there are additional ways it can speak to our senses. Re-Imagining how to give us a better deeper understanding of what is happening in, with, around and through the music.

We need to infuse added dimensions into the experience that can elicit thoughts and emotions that listeners didn’t know the music could provide.

Footnote: science is now disputing that we have only 5 senses finding that we have between 11 and 20 different senses. Google it. Especially the sense of awe.

To do that a person needs to Re-Imagine what the music is saying, how it is saying it, how can we free the story within the music. How can we release what other dimensions an individual needs to experience and have a better, personalized understanding of the music? There are better ways to connect with their humanity. (Point 8 of 10 Things That Classical Audiences Want.)

David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , and his wife, concert organist Dr. Jeannine Jordan 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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Re-Imagining Organ Concerts


In our article,10 Things That Classical Audiences Want, there are several interesting thoughts. Well, actually ten. One is that classical audiences want to have a unique concert experience. Another, classical audiences want you to expand their interest. And yet another, classical audiences want to be moved – to be transported.Aubrey Bergauer, California Symphonyexecutive says: “People think that to bring in younger audiences you need ‘The Symphony Meets the Beatles,’ but a Beethoven symphony is amazing to anyone.You don’t have to ‘symphonize’ pop music,” Cabrera says. “We needed to change the experience, not the repertoire.”

Funny she should mention that. Re-Imagining is what we have done with our organ concerts. One day we were lounging [fretting] about wondering, “What if an organ concert was an event that was captivating, engaging, thought-provoking, filled with visual cues and stories…do you think people would like that? What if non-organists found organ concerts amazing?”
Hmm. Let’s try that.

Step 1: Take the photograph
Steps 2-30,005: Create concerts

David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , and his wife, Dr. Jeannine Jordan, 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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Creativity, Re-Imagining…

Creativity, Re-Imagining, making stuff up, seeing the world through different lenses. Why is this important? 

Human beings are essentially born creative. From infancy on we find innovative ways to negotiate life. The most creative people find ways around obstacles because they see them not just as roadblocks but also as opportunities You were born creative. You had to figure out how to become mobile and get yourself around the room. When you learned how to walk, you had to learn get to places fast and not get caught. Then you had to be creative and learn to Re-Imagine and explain how it was the dog/brother/sister that did it, not you.

Re-Imagining is what I do. “On the side,” I am a digital artist using the “Creative Cloud.” 

How do I Re-Imagine a photograph?

Step I: Take a photograph.

Steps 2-355: Use various tools from the “Creative Cloud” to turn the photographs into what I think they should be.

It’s enthralling work. Some examples can befound here.

If it weren’t for life, I would do this 24/7.

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David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , and his wife, Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, 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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Why do we want to share an organ and multimedia concert with your audience?

Author:  David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music — creators and presenters of dramatic organ and multi-media concert experiences.  Excerpted from the November 2018 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.

Okay, sounds reasonable. Why would we want to share one of our organ and multimedia concerts with your audience?

  • Our concerts appeal to your complete audience with “Stories to Move you – Music to Thrill you – Visuals to Captivate you”
  • The music and narration provide the story; the visuals are the path on which the story travels.
  • We speak to the auditory person with some of the most stunning music written for the organ and captivating stories
  • We allow the visually oriented person see the background images that help create the story and also see the work the organist does
  • We engage the kinesthetic participant with the rhythm of the music, the pulse and emotion of the story, and the moving animations
  • It is an enriching experience to attend one of our concerts – Bach and SonsFrom Sea to Shining Sea or Around the World in 80 Minutes___________________________________________________________________________
  • Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and 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.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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