Kilgore: East Texas Pipe Organ Festival Presents Roy Perry: An American Classic: An Inside View of the Organs He Designed with New Photography and Rare Recordings David Brown, Photographer
May 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
An American Classic by David Brown
East Texas Pipe Organ Festival Presents Roy Perry: An American Classic: An Inside View of the Organs He Designed with New Photography and Rare Recordings
David Brown, Photographer
DAVID BROWN holds a degree in music education, with concentrations in percussion and voice. In addition, he pursued post-graduate study in orchestral conducting. He has held professional positions as a high school band director, church choir director, cathedral chorister (lay clerk), private music studio teacher, and assistant conductor of the Dallas Civic Symphony Orchestra.
As a photographer, he has been a wedding/commercial photographer, a professional darkroom practitioner, and a teacher. His photographs are in a number of private collections, and have been displayed in galleries in Dallas, Austin, Denton (University of North Texas), Lubbock (Texas Tech University) and Kilgore. He teaches darkroom printing and film developing at the Dallas Center for Photography.
In 2015, in association with the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, he published the book: American Classic, a collection of photographs of significant pipe organs made by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, and tonally finished by Roy Perry, of Kilgore. The intent of the photographs was not only to document the organs in their present condition, but to also show the sculptural beauty of the instruments. The book includes selected images of ten Aeolian-Skinners, including all nine that have been heard during the annual East Texas Pipe Organ Festivals, plus one in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Additional photographs are in the archives of the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival.