|Sunday Oct. 16, 2014 - 11.00 | Notes between Keys | Ensemble SCALA |
The notes that are in theory 'between the keys of the piano' can certainly be played
on the Fokker-organ and the Carrillo-piano, which counts 96 tones in an octave. During this concert Ensemble SCALA will perform a lot of these notes. For example, the program includes the premiere of a new composition for ensemble of the Italian composer Lucio Garau, the old master Nicola Vicentino and the Québec composer François-Gabriel Madden. Tickets for this concert can be ordered at the Muziekgebouw. Read more.
|Sunday Sept. 28, 2014 - 11.00 hours| Guus Janssen & Melle Weijters |
The point of focus during the concert 'MicroBlues' is improvised music within the meantone, 31 and 41-tone tuning system. Guus Janssen (Fokker-organ) and Melle Weijters (guitar) jointly explore what kind of new opportunities these systems offers for improvised music, especially the blues. The varied styles of improvisation and themes are supported by the use of the latest computer technologies that will lead to a surprising result. Order tickets for this concert at the Muziekgebouw. Read more.
In memoriam Sjoerd Jan Brunia
On May 28 Sjoerd Brunia suddenly deceased. In the early 90s Sjoerd was interim director of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation. Under his guidance articles about microtonality were published and concerts were organised. As a regular visitor of the Fokker organ concerts he was to the last very much involved in the activities of the foundation. We will miss him. Sjoerd was 67 years.
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|Sunday May 4, 2014 - 11.00 hours| Duo Hevans & 31-tone organ |
Duo Hevans (Henri Bok & Eleri Ann Evans) consists of an unusual combination of bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Since its founding in 2005, a lot of new work has been written for this particular duo. Especially for this concert with the 31-tone Fokker organ, René Uijlenhoet, Monty Adkins and Rose Dodd wrote new compositions. Bass clarinetist Henri Bok will perform one of his own works together with the organ. Order tickets for this concert at the Muziekgebouw. Read more about this concert.
The Fokker organ needed a restoration badly. It had to be reassembled, renovated and rebuilt into a modern organ. Requests haven been sent to various funds. The Huygens-Fokker Foundation needed these financial aids, because otherwise this unique 31-tone organ would be in danger of being lost. The plan was to place the Fokker organ definitively above the glass wall of the BAM Zaal in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. A better location could not have been wished for. In this room one will be able to enjoy, through concerts and educational projects, music specially composed for the instrument and the unique musical heritage that Christiaan Huygens (proponent of the 31-tone system) has initiated in the Netherlands. Read more