|Sunday April 21, 2013 - 11.00 hours | Muziekgebouw | The 'Laboratonium'
In our 'Laboratonium', young talented composers will put both the musical and technical possibilities of the Fokker-organ to the test. They search for new sounds in the rich palette of microtones and they combine it with the organ's state-of-the-art computer technology if necessary. Solo works for Ere Lievonen will be juxtaposed with pieces performed by laptops and there will be duets between them, too! Check the program. Tickets for this concert can be ordered at the Muziekgebouw.
|Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 11.00 h. | Small hall, Muziekgebouw| Finlandia
A special concert with two Finnish performers: Mikko Perkola on the viola da gamba and Ere
Lievonen on the 31-tone Fokker organ. Together they cause a gentle north wind through the Small Hall of the Muziekgebouw with their unique combination of instruments tuned in meantone. Premieres of among others the versatile Finnish composer Juhani Nuorvala make this concert to a fresh musical event. Gamba Player Perkola and organist Lievonen are both specialists in the field of old and contemporary music, which is reflected in the varied program. Historical works and newly written compositions sound easily after the other. As a counterpart in the program, the Italian composer Lucio Garau (1959) will provide warm-blooded sounds to the concert with his latest work for viola da gamba and Fokker organ.
Tickets can be reserved at the Muziekgebouw.
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|Saturday March 9, 2013 - 14.30 hours | Korzo | Ensemble SCALA |
This edition of Dag in de Branding (Festival for new music) devotes special attention to the work of composer Peter Adriaansz. Ensemble SCALA (which includes the Fokker-keyboard) provides the first concert of the day and brings his latest work premiered, entitled Scala I. The simple but intriguing and shiny work of Adriaansz is specially composed for the ensemble, tuned in the 31-tone system. Remarkable is its intelligent use of harmonics. Also on the program works by Nicola Vicentino, Ned McGowan and Steffen Krebber. Tickets can be ordered at the Korzo Theatre in The Hague (Prince Street 42).
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