GOArt is a research center for interdisciplinary studies of the organ and related keyboard instruments, established in 1995 at the University of Gothenburg.
GOArt explores a research model that includes the dialectic among musician, music, instrument builder and instrument. GOArt has reconstructed organs and other keyboard instruments as a vital component of this model. This has generated new knowledge about historical building processes through the practice of and critical reflection on traditional crafts. The organbuilder Arp Schnitger (1648-1719) has been the focus of several important reconstructions, the latest of which was just inaugurated at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011).
GOArt also led a team that reconstructed the 1776 A. G. Casparini organ in Vilnius for the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York (2008). GOArt publishes research reports, instrument documentations and databases, develops conservation methods for historical organs and supports education and development for the advancement of the organ art.
Visit the page of the Göteborg International Organ Academy.
View the publications catalog with books, recordings, reports and more and learn how to purchase from us.
During this spring, the course "The Organ as a Mirror of its Time" will be covering the 1900s.
GOArt is part of the Academy of Music and Drama.