October 1, 2017 | Ere lievonen & Maarten Havinga, Fokker organ
Concert Fokker organ | 2017-10-01, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Fokker organ XL!
Especially for this occasion, the unique acoustic Fokker organ is expanded with digital stops. A variety of realistic organ sounds (tuned in the 31-tone system) are added to some late-romantic works that require more organ stops than the Fokker organ has. Because of this digital expansion, organ works from the 19th and 20th century can be performed perfectly in meantone temperament, for the first time in music history. Besides these works, the composition Hilbert's Hotel by Rozalie Hirs will be performed, in which the electronic sounds seem to come out of the 31-tone organ. Fokker organist Ere Lievonen will be accompanied by the young organ player Maarten Havinga in several works for four hands and feet.
You can order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.
Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ
Maaten Havinga , Fokker organ
Christina Viola Oorebeek (1944) - Speed Loops (2016)
Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) - Cantilène religieuse Marcietta (from "7 stukken voor orgel", 1898)
Jukka Tiensuu (1948) - Fantango (1984)
Lauri Supponen (1988) - Spring scram (2014)
Rozalie Hirs (1965) - Hilbert's Hotel (2015)
Jean Langlais (1907-1991) - Pasticcio (from "Organ Book", 1956)
Adolf Friedrich Hesse (1809-1863) - Fantasia in d op. 87
Christina Oorebeek about her composition Speed Loops
Speed Loops (2016) for quatre-mains on the 31-tone Fokker organ
In “Speed Loops”, my second piece for this special instrument, I wanted to juxtapose familiar sound textures with those utilizing the 31-tone scale. Repeating rhythmic fragments, little ‘engines of sound’, were the vehicles by which these polarized harmonic and melodic worlds were juxtaposed.
A third element was the use of tempi: steady tempo - ‘ritmo mechanico’, going from very, very slow to asap, and alternating patterns played on the pedals in Part 1, changing speed like someone feeling tipsy, like a ship in a storm.
NB. This composition was funded by the Performing Arts Fund Netherlands.
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