ARTHUR NOBILE Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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ARTHUR NOBILE, JR. is a postmodern musician and pioneer in the American School           
of Improvisation and Harmonic Design. In church or in concert hall, he inspires           
audiences to spontaneously sing and applaud. His genius for original                     
improvisation dazzles us. Critics acclaim him a virtuoso.                                 
Arthur’s musical abilities came early. He had his first church job at age 11. He         
enjoyed a decade-long affiliation with his artistic inspiration, popular                 
organist Diane Bish. Coaching by Robert Hebble and the late Ted Alan Worth               
helped develop awareness for registration and tone color, resulting in                   
musicianship that parallels Virgil Fox.                                                   
Arthur graduated with honors from Seton Hill University in 1997, and then did             
postgraduate studies in Europe. He worked with Catholic and Protestant                   
communities on the East Coast of the US, including St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral.         
He has been consultant for religious, cultural and civic groups throughout the           
US. He collaborated with some of the pivotal artistic, theological and cultural           
figures of our age, including architect Philip Johnson, with whom he created a           
remarkable Cathedral design.                                                             
Arthur published five music CDs. He has been active in the production of                 
multimedia documentaries, many of which can be seen on PBS throughout the US and         
Europe. Because of this, his affiliation with Diane Bish, and her TV show The             
Joy of Music, he enjoyed music-making opportunities in some of the world’s most           
famous settings. His talents produce magnificent sounds, especially coupled with         
magnificent instruments. He has recorded on instruments by Rodgers Instrument             
Corporation, Allen Organ Company and Walker Technical Company. He is highly               
regarded for contributions to the world of digital organ design and combination           
pipe and digital instruments.                                                             
Dr. Fred Moleck, editor of GIA Publications writes: "In the history of Western           
Music there are waves of creativity which fall within a tight time frame. These           
waves are made by two or three generations of creative musicians whose distinct           
musical style and language have been easily recognized and named ... musicians           
forge together the Romantic penchant for 'spectaculo' with the 21st Century's             
concern for form and balance. Such a performer in this recent battalion of               
fireworks is Arthur Nobile, Jr."                                                         
This is typical of what one might find in a biographical sketch of a top-notch           
organist. There is one difference: Arthur Nobile is not an organist. He plays             
something called an “organ,” but this is where the similarity ends. The problem           
with trying to convey the gutsy reality of “Arty,” as his fans affectionately             
call him, is that a written description lacks color, form, liveliness, action,           
and especially the sounds of reality. Arty is not the church mouse the title “organist”   
conveys. He is an “action musician” who believes music is seen, heard, and felt,         
much as one would have seen the artist Jackson Pollock make his drips, along             
with the sounds he made, as if notes were falling onto the canvas. Arty provides         
the experience of creating art in front of you – like watching Michelangelo               
painting the Sistine Chapel.                                                             
Arty is a Fusician, fusing the genres of art, architecture, literature, theater,         
and music in one unique and startling whole. He bursts upon the stage with the           
fireworks of his exuberance and coaxes out of a digital miracle all the emotions         
of the gamut of the artistic world. He is the complete artiste, a one-of-a-kind           
marvel who transforms his instrument from a dead mass of keys and pedals into a           
living, breathing life form of amazing sights and sounds. He cannot be                   
understood or appreciated by words on a page. To see him is to believe in                 
miracles. To hear him is to know magic. You must see and hear this defining               
genius of the 21st century of art.