March 3, 2019  |  Ensemble SCALA

Concert Fokker organ | 2019-03-03, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam


Who is afraid of small intervals? With this new program Ensemble SCALA sets the (micro)tone by performing compositions that are all based on a different division of the octave. In this way, one will hear also quarter-tones of the 24-tone system, third-tones of the 19-tone system and pure tones of the harmonics, next to the fifth-tones of the 31-tone system. But is this crazy? Given the series of intriguing works that will be performed, there is nothing to be afraid of. On the program is the premiere of a new appealing work by the Berlin based Brazilian/Italian composer Fabio Costa, who knows better than anyone how harmonics in music can best be used. In addition, a new work will be performed by the Dutch composer Piet-Jan van Rossum, who is known for his refined tone choices and musical structures. Besides these works, there are some pieces for smaller ensemble, including an atmospheric work by Anton de Beer, the former organist of the Fokker organ, with a title that does not reveal much, 'Speelmuziek II' from 1975. And as icing on the cake there is a guided improvisation by the entire ensemble in a tuning that can be described as 'just intonation'. In short, a concert full of microtones!

You can order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.   >>>

Sunday 3 March 2019, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 13,50 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP |



Ensemble SCALA

Raymond Honing, flute

Michel Marang, clarinet

Manuel Visser, viola

Stefan Gerritsen, 31-tone guitar

Anne Veinberg, Carrillo piano & keyboards

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Glenn Liebaut, percussion




Piet-Jan van Rossem (1966) – new work (2018-2019)

Anton de Beer (1924-2000) – Speelmuziek II (1975)

Fabio Costa (1971) – new work (2019)

(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