December 12, 2021 | Tolgahan Çoğulu, guitar & Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Concert Fokker organ | 2021-12-12, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

The microtones of Anatolia

In many styles of music, such as traditional Turkish music, a form of microtonality is a matter of course. This fits perfectly with the Fokker organ. Together with the Turkish guitarist Tolgahan Çoğulu, who developed an acoustic microtonal guitar, Fokker organist Ere Lievonen explores the world of traditional and modern Turkish music. Lievonen and Çoğulu perform folk music and new works by Selim Doğru and Ardashes Agoshian, among others.

Just as Adriaan Fokker sought a solution to the imperfection of the conventional 12-tone system in 1942, Tolgahan Çoğulu marveled at the inherent impurities of the classical guitar. Accustomed as he was to microtonal sound nuances, he decided to stop harassing his ears and do something about it. In 2008 the microtonal guitar with adjustable frets was a fact. An excellent musical partner for the Fokker organ.

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




Tolgahan Çoğulu, microtonal guitar

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ




Aşık Veysel Kara Toprak

Traditional Yemen Türküsü (arr. Ricardo Moyano)

Traditional Anatolian folk song (arr. Tolgahan Çoğulu)

Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım

Traditional Fidayda (arr. Ricardo Moyano)

Traditional Anatolian folk song (arr. Tolgahan Çoğulu)

Selim Doğru nieuw werk (wereldpremière)

Ardashes Agoshian nieuw werk (wereldpremière)

Cinuçen Tanrıkorur Köyde Sabah (arr. Celil Refik Kaya)


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