Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Tweeting Baseball Organist


This is perhaps one of the more interesting mixes of technology and music I’ve seen – tweet your requests to Atlanta’s Turner Field organist. 

From the Wired article:

“But perhaps the best reason to follow Kaminski is right there in his Twitter handle, @bravesorganist. When he’s not playing jazz, polka or salsa, Kaminski plays the organ at Atlanta’s Turner Field during Braves home games — and he’s taking requests through Twitter.

This is now his third season with the Braves, and by crowdsourcing roughly half of his in-game playlist, Kaminski has allowed his followers to hear their quirkiest suggestions for visiting teams’ at-bat music played live for the tomahawk-chopping multitudes. (It’s certainly cooler than requesting John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” on your local classic rock station.)”

Read the full story at Wired.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite part is that we call them "organists" when they're just keyboard players.

    I wonder how many people are actually still qualified to play organ?

    I've heard that the organ industry is doing quite well--even though the instrument is so seldom used outside of sacred music.