Concert February 21, 2010 - Guus Janssen, Fokker-orgel  (guest: D. Kweksilber)

Concert | February 21st 2010, 11.00 hours | BAM Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Guus Janssen touches the Fokker organ

The masterful improvisor and composer Guus Janssen will be touching and playing the microtonal Fokker organ, on both 12-tone and 31-tone keyboards. Special guest is clarinet and saxophone player David Kweksilber, who will provide him with musical accompaniment during several improvisations. For the programme Janssen will make choices from works of John Bull, Duke Ellington and Guus Janssen himself. Also a work of Kweksilber will be performed, along with improvisations on a micromodal blues and in an 'untamed' tuning. Janssen will also compose some short pieces and (jazz) themes especially for the Fokker organ to investigate the possibilities of improvising with microtonality. If you're curious to know where this leads to and you're up to hear a new sound, come and visit this exciting and unpredictable concert!

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John Bull                                       In nomine

Guus Janssen                                 Stomp

David Kweksilber                             Into My Heart

Duke Ellington                                 Solitude

Janssen/Kweksilber                          Microblues

John Bull                                        ut re mi fa sol la

Duke Ellington                                 Star Crossed Lovers



Guus Janssen - Fokker organ
David Kweksilber - clarinet/saxophone



Guus Janssen improvises during the inaugural concert of the Fokker organ (May 17, 2009)


This concert is made possible by the support of: The Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten+, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors