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    Frankfurt music fair (Musikmesse)

    I wasn't sure where to post this, so if there's a better place than the General Chat section, please move the thread

    This week, Frankfurt is hosting the international music fair, and it's the first time in years that the fair ends on a friday. In the past years, saturday was the last day and usually quite busy because many hobby musicians came.

    I'm a volunteer for the Frankfurt based archive for women in music (25.000 units by 1.800 female composers in our library) and we have a booth at the fair every year.

    Yesterday I walked around for a bit, but only saw two organ-related exhibitors.
    One is building consoles and other equipment for "Hauptwerk" organs: and the other is a manufacturer of keyboards for digital organs:

    The console guys were pretty arrogant and didn't let me near their two consoles - they even said that I probably wouldn't know how to work a touch screen after I had told them that my main organ is a pipe organ with stop knobs that you pull manually...
    The keyboard builder was very friendly and invited me to try the keyboards. I must admit, the look and feel of those keyboards was really good.

    It seems that the fair gets smaller every year and a lot of business is happening elsewhere. But I had a very good time so far and will be at our booth again this afternoon.

    The Sonorgan guys sound like real jerks. It can't be good for their business if they were so dismissive of you when you were in their booth.

    My home organ: Content M5800


      Funnily enough, a day later they were quoted by a protestant news site saying that they hoped for new clients (including organists).