January 13, 2019  |  Vokalprojekt 31

Concert Fokker organ | 2019-01-13 - 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Renaissance & the 21st century

Vokalprojekt 31 is a pioneering ensemble of five vocalists, performing 31-tone music from the Renaissance, early Baroque and the current century. The ensemble is accompanied by Ere Lievonen on the 31-tone organ (or the Fokker organ). Together they perform music in the meantone and 31-tone tuning in a fascinating way, with their goal to perform the unique possibilities of the 31-tone system and the meantone tuning in both old and new music. Again this season, Vokalprojekt 31 guarantees the performance of quirky works from the Renaissance and the 21st century. The 31-tone madrigals of 1555 by the Italian composer Nicola Vicentino should not be missed. This time all four enharmonic madrigals will be sung from this collection, but it should be noted that only one of these madrigals has survived the past centuries completely. A recent extension of the ensemble to five singers has made it possible to perform the brilliant madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo this morning. Besides old vocal music, there is also work of this century, including a beautiful dreamy 31-tone work by composer/lutenist Andreas Arend, entitled 'Faictz ce que vouldras'. Furthermore, a brand new work by a young Greek composer is on the program, in which the mystical sounds of the ancient Greek singing culture recturn in his music in an exciting way. In addition, rediscovered work (written in the 31-tone tuning) by the Australian composer Bill Coates, who has written enchanting music for vocals, will be performed. Come and listen!

Order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.


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Sunday 13 January 2019, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 13,50 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP
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Vokalprojekt 31

Valeria Mignaco, soprano

Antje Lohse, mezzo soprano

Alfrun Schmid, alto

Daan Verlaan, tenor

Erks Jan Dekker, baritone

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ





Nicola Vicentino (1511 – 1576) – Four Enharmonic Madrigals (1555)

Fabio Costa (1971) – and while there he sighs... (2017)

Carlo Gesualdo (1566–1613) – Madrigali libro sesto (1611)

Andreas Arend (1973) – Faictz ce que vouldras (2014)

(more information later)





This concert is made possible by the support of: Prins Bernhard CultuurfondsAmsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Gemeente Amsterdam (district East).

Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors