Interviews with Nelson Barden

What first drew you to organ building and in particular to the work of Ernst M. Skinner?

What is it about the Skinner sound that you find most satisfying and moving?

What were some of your first thoughts about what this organ would be when you first saw the plans for this church as a whole?

Do you have a favorite story, Nelson, concerning the discoveries made in the process of building this organ?

In what ways would you say that this organ is the ultimate statement of your career, a sort of mangum opus?

How does the location of the organ magnify the beauty of the sound?

How is the console design unique?

Can you tell us about the playback feature of the organ?

Would you tell us about the organ chambers?