September 26, 2021 | Jacob Lekkerkerker, Fokker organ & Oene van Geel, violin

Concert Fokker organ | 2021-09-26, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Fokker organ revisited!

Organist and composer Jacob Lekkerkerker returns after four years to the Kleine Zaal of Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ to perform on the Fokker organ. This time he takes viola player Oene van Geel with him. The highlight of the morning is the premiere of Lekkerkerker's composition with five hundred years of sound history of organs and bells in Amsterdam. During the period of the first lockdown, he recorded sounds of organs and bells from all parts of the city, and processed them in the studio into the electronic composition Inside Outside II. The 500-year-old ringing bell (1516) of the village center of Sloten, the famous organ of the Oude Kerk (1724), the Vrijheidscarrillon (1952) in New West, the new hyper organ in the Orgelpark; a total of eleven organs and bells. The twelfth instrument to participate is the 31-tone organ (1950) of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, which will be played live during the concert. The program also includes music by the 16th-century Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, a work by the Swiss composer Hans Eugen Frischknecht from the striking repertoire of the Fokker organ and an improvisation by Lekkerkerker and van Geel on Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.

Jacob Lekkerkerker (1975) studied organ/improvisation in The Hague and Lyon. He continued his studies in composition at Goldsmiths, University of London. He specialized in studio/online compositions made with samples of old instruments such as organs and bells, in collaboration with sound engineer Nick Powell, Goldsmiths Music Studios. Since 2016, Lekkerkerker, as director of music/organist-titular of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, has been developing a tradition of spatial music with the famous Vater-Müller organ. He was winner of the National Organ Improvisation Competition, the Sweelinck-Müller Prize, the Prix Special Englert-Marchal (Biarritz, France) and the Jur Naessens Music Prize.

Violinist and composer Oene van Geel (1972) is a musical adventurer who is inspired by jazz, music from India, chamber music and free improvisation. He plays in Zapp 4, Estafest, The Nordanians and OOOO, among others, and regularly appears as a guest soloist. Van Geel wrote dozens of compositions for various instrumentations. In addition to working for his own groups, he composes for, among others, the David Kweksilber Bigband, Amstel Quartet, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Matangi Quartet, Calefax, Tetzepi Bigtet, Ricciotti Ensemble, Duo Eva Tebbe and Merel Junge (harp and violin) and music theater groups such as Schweigman&, Theater Sonnevanck (youth theatre) and Orchestra Max Tak. As a composer and/or musician he is also involved in (theatre) productions by Theun Mosk, Saartje van Camp, Herman van Baar and Marcel Sijm. In 2013 he was the winner of the prestigious VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize.

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Sunday 26 September 2021, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 15,00 Normal | € 12,00 Stadspas | € 12,00 CJP |




Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Oene van Geel, violin




Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) - Preludium pedaliter in F (arr. Jacob Lekkerkerker)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) - Capriccio in A

Hans Eugen Frischknecht (1939) - Drei Stücke für 31-Ton Orgel

Jacob Lekkerkerker (1975) - Inside Outside II (2021) * premiere

Lekkerkerker and Van Geel - improvisation on Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

* Inside Outside II was made possible in part by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


This concert is made possible by the support of: Amsterdams 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