May 1, 2022 | Laurens de Man, Fokker organ & Marnix Vinkenborg, electronics

Concert Fokker organ | 2022-05-01, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

The Organic Time Machine

The Fokker organ is a kind of time machine. Due to its unique construction, the Fokker organ can travel through time like no other instrument and make the development of tunings and styles audible. That is exactly what organist Laurens de Man and composer/performer Marnix Vinkenborg do. Starting with medieval dance music, they take the listener via Bach, classical and romanticism to the 20th-century world of Adriaan Fokker, contemporary live electronics and improvisation. Laurens de Man and Marnix Vinkenborg form a creative duo that can bring mesmerizing sounds, exciting music history and intoxicating soundscapes under one name.

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







Sunday 1 May 2022, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 15,00 Normal | € 12,00 Stadspas | € 12,00 CJP |




Laurens de Man, Fokker organ

Marnix Vinkenborg, live electronics




Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 1750)
From: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
- Contrapunctus XIV (completion Kees van Houten)

Six fragments after T.S. Eliot (1888-1965): Burnt Norton, deel I uit Four Quartets
Read by the author in 1947

I. “Other echoes inhabit the garden”
After Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): from Livre d’Orgue: IV. Chants d’oiseaux

II. “There would be no dance, and there is only the dance”
After Anonymous, Winsumer Orgeltabulatuur, 1431: Frisicum

III. “The release from action and suffering”

IV. “The still point of the turning world”
Olivier Messiaen: Monodie

V. “As a Chinese jar still moves perpetually in its stillness”
After Adriaan Fokker (1887-1972): Kabbelende diëzegolven

VI. “Ridiculous the waste sad time, stretching before and after”
After Hugo Distler (1908-1942): from 30 Spielstücke op. 18: VIII. Zurückhaltend


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