Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
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Main Hall
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Small Hall
Rehearsal Room
Reception Room
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Organ Specification

The organ at center stage is by the American organbuilder C.B.Fisk,Inc.
The case is of mahogany from Honduras,with seagull carvings for maritime Yokohama touch. The instrument has been nicknamed "Lucy," which derivers from the Latin word for "light"-a name that matches the brilliant tones that it produces. This organ is the emblem of Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall.
The design of the instrument aimed to create an ideal organ for a contemporary concert hall, allowing works by composers from the period before Bach through our own times to be performed with tone qualities appropriate to each.
Also, scince the design of Main Hall was carried out from the very start with the acoustics of the organ in mind, the entire chamber reverberates like a single instrument, giving listeners in their seats the sense of being enveloped by the tones of the organ.

The organ has a total of 4,623 pipes. In addition to those visible inn the facade,pipes of various materials and sizes fill the interior of the instrument, 3.6meters deep and four stories high. The wooden pipes are made of poplar, the metal ones of lead-tin alloy.
The second rank includes a celesta.
Console
Sixty-two different stops allow the organist to produce a tremendous variety of tones. A built-in computer memory records the organist's custom registration(combination of stops) for case of performance.
C.B.Fisk, Inc.

C. B. Fisk, Inc. is a pioneer organization among American organbuilders. It was founded in 1961 by Charles Brenton Fisk in the Massachusetts town of Gloucester, located on the seashore north of Boston. It has built organ for churches, conservatories, and concert halls in both the United States and other countries, including Switzerland and Japan. The organ at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, which is Fisk's Opus 110 was designed and built by a team under Steven A. Dieck, who has been with the company since 1973 and who is now serving as its third president. After starting their work in 1991, members of the team spent seven years creating the instrument, including over a year of on-site voicing after installation.

  • Size: 12m (H) * 12m (W) * 3.6m (D)
  • 62 voices, 87 ranks, 4,623 pipes
  • All front pipes of polished 70% tin
  • Pitch: a1 = 442Hz
  • Equal temperament
  • Builder: C.B.Fisk, Inc

 

Organ Specification