64-Feet is the organ duo with Iris Eysermans and Marie-Noëlle Bette. They began to play together on the invitation to perform a duo concert on the well-known historic organ of Torre de Juan Abad in Spain in 2009. Finding repertoire for two organ players is not easy, so they ask Ann Eysermans to write a new composition, resulting in 7 little pieces for 2 organists. The combination of contemporary music played on historic organs results in wonderful sound effects. No instrument offers so many possibilities as it comes to the variety of sound: the organ is a synthesizer ‘avant la lettre’. However, in contemporary music, the organ did net yet find its rightful place.
The duo 64-Feet tries to change this by performing a surprising mix of old and new music compositions. Also new technologies, live electronics, synthesizer and electronic organs are part of their musical program. This is a logical evolution in organ building and offers the organ the place it deserves in contemporary music. 64-Feet is in residence at ChampdAction.