March 3, 2019  |  Ensemble SCALA

Concert Fokker organ | 2019-03-03, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam


Who is afraid of small intervals? With this new program Ensemble SCALA sets the (micro)tone by performing compositions that are all based on a different division of the octave. In this way, one will hear also quarter-tones of the 24-tone system, third-tones of the 19-tone system and pure tones of the harmonics, next to the fifth-tones of the 31-tone system. But is this crazy? Given the series of intriguing works that will be performed, there is nothing to be afraid of. On the program is an classic modern piece by Ezra Sims, entiltled Night Piece. In addition, a new work will be performed by the Romanian composer Sebastian Dumitrescu, who has a lot of experience with microtonal music. And as icing on the cake there is a guided improvisation by Melle Weijters for the entire ensemble in a tuning that can be described as 'just intonation'. In short, a concert full of microtones!

You can order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.



Sunday 3 March 2019, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 13,50 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP |



Ensemble SCALA

Raymond Honing, flute

Michel Marang, clarinet

Manuel Visser, viola

Stefan Gerritsen, guitar / 31-tone guitar

Anne Veinberg, Carrillo piano / keyboards / harpsichord

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ / harpsichord

Glenn Liebaut, percussion




Melle Weijters - Improspectrum (2019) [just intonation] premiere

Sebastian Dumitrescu - Ancient Wisdom (2019) [24-toons] premiere

Ezra Sims (1928-2015) - Night Piece: in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1989) [72-toons]

Aaron Krister Johnson - The Juggler (2003) [19-toons] premiere

Arnold Marinissen - Rapprochement (2017) [31-toons/96-toons]





This concert is made possible by the support of: Prins Bernhard CultuurfondsAmsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Gemeente Amsterdam (district East).

Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors