August 26, 2017 | UITMARKT | Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ
Concert Fokker organ | 2017-08-26, 12.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Experience the Fokker organ
Discover the unique sounds of the Fokker organ. The program includes various works that all illuminate a different side of the repertoire of this unique 31-tone organ. The composition by Henk Badings from 1954 is one of the very first works composed for this instrument, with strange but many harmonious sounds, not not comparable with the modernist style of the 1950s. The work of Danny de Graan was the first written work for the Fokker organ after the renovation in 2009, in which the Fokker organ was made the first organ in the Netherlands to be fully computer controllable. This short but powerful work is abstract but with a little humor and is controlled entirely by the laptop. The following anonymous work from the Renaissance opens your ears to how music has sounded in a revolutionary way over 450 years ago. The one-minute work from 1957 by Hans Kox concludes a kind of 'sliding' melodies. Fabio Costa focuses on spectral sounds, where chords are based on the overtones (natural harmonics). These can be performed particularly well on the 31-tone organ. In the striking and circus-like work of Felix Kubin, it is possible to experience how virtuoso the instrument can be controlled by a computer. Come listen and experience the Fokker organ!
Saturday 26 August 2017, 12.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ
Sander Germanus, presentation
Henk Badings (1907-1987) - Suite van kleine stukken (1954) I. Preludio – II. Arietta – III. Recitativo
This concert is made possible by the support of: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Olga Heldring Foundation, Gemeente Amsterdam (district East) and Stichting Fonds voor de Geld- en Effectenhandel.
Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors