On a (very unique) musical note

Cameron Carpenter’s “International Touring Organ” is a sight to see – and a sound to hear.

The unique instrument was officially introduced to a widespread audience with a pair of Lincoln Center concerts in 2014.

And Carpenter, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, was the first organist ever to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Solo Instrumental Performance” category.

Now, Carpenter, who’s been called a “stereotype-smashing organist,” will bring that digital organ to Fairfield for a Jan. 28 show at the Quick Center for the Arts on the campus of Fairfield University.

Here’s how the Quick Center’s advance materials describe the instrument:

“The organ is comprised of a modular five-keyboard console; a processing system that uses samples from several organs that have been important to Cameron’s artistic development; and an impressive and innovative concert audio system capable of filling the largest concert halls with sound.”

Intrigued? Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 and $50 ($38 for Quick Center members).

For more, visit quickcenter.com.

– Mary Shustack

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