|Sunday April 26, 2015, 11.00 hours | Hilbert's Hotel | Honing & Lievonen
This morning the special and long-awaited premiere of Hilbert's Hotel of the Dutch composer Rozalie Hirs will take place; a spectral work in which the 31-tone organ is controlled by laptop. Guest musician Raymond Honing (flute) and Fokker organ player Ere Lievonen will perform work from Ch. Delusse and Henri Carf. Additional, Ere Lievonen will play new pieces by Charles van Hemelryck, Leo de Vries and Miranda Driessen. Tickets can be ordered at the Muziekgebouw. Read more about this concert.
|Sunday April 12, 2015, 13.30 | WMMF | 'Solar Neon' | Ensemble SCALA
In the Muziekgebouw a concert with (post)minimal movements and galactic overtone sounds will take place. With a panoramic view over the wide IJ-river, you can enjoy the microtones of Ensemble SCALA and the Fokker organ. A highlight of this concert is the performance of Aleph 2 of the famous minimal composer Terry Riley. Spectral sounds, tone fluctuations, harmony and clusters with a continuous rhythm alternate in this concert, performed by Ensemble SCALA, specialized in microtonal music. Order tickets at the Muziekgebouw. Read more about this concert.
In memoriam Bob Gilmore, 1961-2015
Friday January 2, 2015 musicologist and musician Bob Gilmore deceased at the age of 53. For years Bob was a member of the board of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, editor emeritus of the Thirty-One Journal and above all a very warm and endearing man. As a pleader of microtonal music he was a specialist in the field of the music of Harry Partch, Ben Johnston and Horatiu Radulescu. Known is his book Harry Partch: a
biography (Yale University Press, 1998). As a musician he was performing with Trio Scordatura. In recent years, he was among others working at the Brunel University in London and the Orpheus Institute in Ghent. We will miss him very much...
|Become a donor!
Support the Huygens-Fokker Foundation by becoming a donor, so we're able to continue
our microtonal work.
|Sunday March 1, 2015 - 11.00 hours| The day of the ingenious organ
'The day of the ingenious organ' is a collaboration of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, the Muziekgebouw and the Orgelpark, wherein the computer-controlled organ is put in the spotlight. There will be a concert in the morning and in the afternoon, respectively in the Small Hall of the Muziekgebouw (11.00 hours) and at the Orgelpark (14.15 hours). Especially for this day Masato Suzuki will return to the unique Fokker organ as a guest performer. Besides J.S. Bach in meantone tuning, he will perform a new work of Rose Dodd. You can order tickets at the Muziekgebouw. Read more about the concert.
|Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 - 11.00 hours | Anniversary: 65 years Fokker organ
In 2015 it will be 65 years since the Fokker organ was built by organ builder Pels, after which it was placed in the Teylers Museum in Haarlem. In 2009, this unique instrument came to be at the current spot in the Muziekgebouw. Time to celebrate this fact with a cross section of the rich and distinctive repertoire of the 31-tone organ of Adriaan Fokker. The program include early music by Michelangelo Rossi and contemporary works by composers such as Danny de Graan, Peter Schat and Sebastian Dumitrescu. In short, an anniversary concert with a festive program. Tickets can be ordered at the Muziekgebouw.