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Sunday May 13, 2018, 11.00 | Laboratonium 3 | Small Hall

This season the Huygens-Fokker Foundation is organizing a concert full of new compositions and experiments for 31-tone organ, 96-tone piano, laptop & electronics again. The program includes a new work by composer Ned McGowan, based on an out of tune street organ from Mexico. Hans Leeuw plays the electrumpet, Melle Weijters improvises on impressive chords from Adriaan Fokker and duo Off<>zz play a new impro-composition. And also the premiere of a piece by Michael Blake, in which drum sounds come from the Fokker organ. And much more! You can order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw. More here.
Sunday February 25, 2018, 11.00 h. | Fokker versus Carrillo | Small Hall

Julián Carrillo and Adriaan Fokker have both dedicated their lives to microtones, but they each ended up on a different tone system. These two different systems are incompatible on paper but the instruments that have been built for these tunings turn out to sound well together in practice. Harpist Ernestine Stoop will be a guest player with her rare Carrillo harp. New works and existing compositions from the repertoire of these special microtonal instruments will be performed, including of course works by both Adriaan Fokker and Julián Carrillo.Tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw. Read more here.




Call for scores!
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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