May 12, 2019, 11.00 | Small Hall | The Theremin Stories | Carolina Eyck

Carolina Eyck, one of the best interpreters of the theremin in the world, isthe special guest musician during a concert in which this mysterious instrument is at the center. In 2019 it is exactly hundred years ago that the theremin was invented by Léon Theremin, an electronic musical instrument at which the player does not touch the instrument. With 'The Theremin Stories', Carolina Eyck (1987) will give an overview of how the theremin has sounded during the past hundred years. She is accompanied by organist Ere Lievonen (on the 31-tone organ) and composer/performer Wouter Snoei. Tickets at the Muziekgebouw. Read more.
April 14, 2019, 11.00 | Small Hall |
Jan Hage tames the 31-tone organ

The special guest musician of this morning concert is the well-known Dutch organist Jan Hage, who is a well-respected interpreter of contemporary organ music. In 1995 he was appointed as organist of the Kloosterkerk in The Hague and in 2011 of the Domkerk in Utrecht. Jan Hage now has the task of controlling all black, white and blue keys of the Fokker organ. The program will feature works from the repertoire of this organ, compositions from the first half of the last century, old music and two improvisations by Jan Hage. In short, a fascinating concert that you should not miss. Tickets at the Muziekgebouw. Read more about the concert.

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The Huygens-Fokker Foundation is seeking new works for Fokker organ (31-tone organ), composed for performer or for laptop, controlling the instrument through MIDI. A combination of the Fokker organ and the Carrillo-piano is also possible (check the corresponding tones here). Submitted compositions will be evaluated on playability and quality before considering a possible performance during our next Fokker organ concert series.

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