January 12, 2014 | Masato Suzuki, Fokker organ

Concert Fokker organ | 2014-01-12, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Suzuki plays the Fokker organ

Masato Suzuki is a gifted Japanese organist and pianist. He specializes in both early and contemporary music and he has performed many concerts all over the world. During this Fokker-organ concert, Masato Suzuki will play early and contemporary music, using the traditional meantone tuning as well as the extended 31-tone tuning which already had been described by the Dutch physicist C. Huygens in 1691. Especially for this concert Brendan Faegre composed a new work for the Fokker organ, titled Novel Forces.





Tickets can be reserved at the Muziekgebouw. The tickets include a drink after the concert in the Zouthaven restaurant of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.







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Sunday 12 January 2014, 11.00 | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Tickets: € 16,00 Normal | € 13,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP
www.muziekgebouw.nl | www.huygens-fokker.org



Adriaan Fokker (1887-1972) - Preludium Chromaticum

Masato Suzuki (1981) - Improvisation 1

Corea de Arauxo (1584-1654) - Tiento de medio registro de tiple de segundo tono

Leo de Vries (1924) - Tonal Round V

Masato Suzuki - Improvisation 2

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) - Fantasia à 4 Echo

Brendan Faegre (1985) - Novel Forces (2013) premiere

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Spiral Canon from BWV 1079

Pablo Bruna (1611-1679) - Tiento de medio registro de primo tono

Masato Suzuki - Improvisation 3

Juan Baptista Cabanilles (1644-1712) - Tiento de sesto tono



Brendan Faegre about  Novel Forces  

Novel Forces is a work for the 31-tone microtonal Fokker organ, housed in the small hall of the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.  It attempts to breath contemporary life into the tonal structures of the late Baroque period through the new chords and scales available in the Fokker organ's unique temperament.  It takes a particularly resonant chord from the harmonic series as a fresh "major chord" and then uses this chord within the hierarchies and gravitational forces of traditional tonality.

Harmony provides the momentum behind the work, while various grooves and textures are used to explore this new tonal space.  Whatever your chosen analogy may be for the experience of the piece as a whole—physical tension and release, an archetypal story, sex, evolution, departure and homecoming—enjoy the journey.

[For those interested in the gritty tuning details, this tonality was formed by taking 31-TET approximations of harmonics 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 as the basic sonority, adding its transposition up and down a perfect fifth to create a master scale, and modulating this scale to various transpositions based on common-tones.  In addition to the "major" mode of the scale in which the piece begins, a minor mode is also established, as another analogy to the late Baroque tonal system.]   (BF)



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