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Ode to the Organ

Ode to the Organ
Stainless steel & coated lasercut steel
Jordaan
Realization: 2019/2020
Commissioner: city of Amsterdam
Art Advisor: Wise Guys

The Jordaan is the cradle of the Amsterdam street organ. In the old days you would find here various barrel-organ rental companies, where the organman picked up his organ every day to give color to Amsterdam’s street life. Because the typical Amsterdam street organ culture has disappeared, former Jordanian Nico Genot fights for a tribute. The city of Amsterdam asked me to make me a contemporary sketch design. With the design I want to show the dynamics & abundance of the barrel organ. Also I designed a bench and seating elements; they refer to the beautiful street organ books. Currently a search is being made for a suitable location, which is thought to be the Palmgracht.