January 12, 2014 | Masato Suzuki, Fokker organ
Concert Fokker organ | 2014-01-12, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Suzuki plays the Fokker organ
Masato Suzuki is a gifted Japanese organist and pianist. He specializes in both early and contemporary music and he has performed many concerts all over the world. During this Fokker-organ concert, Masato Suzuki will play early and contemporary music, using the traditional meantone tuning as well as the extended 31-tone tuning which already had been described by the Dutch physicist C. Huygens in 1691. Especially for this concert Brendan Faegre composed a new work for the Fokker organ, titled Novel Forces.
Tickets can be reserved at the Muziekgebouw. The tickets include a drink after the concert in the Zouthaven restaurant of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
Adriaan Fokker (1887-1972) - Preludium Chromaticum
Masato Suzuki (1981) - Improvisation 1
Brendan Faegre about Novel Forces
Novel Forces is a work for the 31-tone microtonal Fokker organ, housed in the small hall of the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. It attempts to breath contemporary life into the tonal structures of the late Baroque period through the new chords and scales available in the Fokker organ's unique temperament. It takes a particularly resonant chord from the harmonic series as a fresh "major chord" and then uses this chord within the hierarchies and gravitational forces of traditional tonality.
This concert is made possible by the support of: the Fonds Podiumkunsten, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors
Masato Suzuki and Fokker organ