May 29, 2022 | Melle Weijters, guitar & Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Concert Fokker organ | 2022-05-29, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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Huygens’ Cosmotheoros

For guitarist Melle Weijters it has been a long-cherished wish to give a concert with the work of Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) as a theme. Weijters has already garnered admiration for his playing on microtonal guitars. Now he offers this dream show that leads from the 31-tone system to the science fiction of David Bowie's Space Oddity. The legacy of Christiaan Huygens is not only limited to the 31-tone system. He wrote Cosmotheoros, for example, in which he described life on other planets and in which the 31-tone tuning would be the sound of the universe. This thought resonates in works by Huygens and imaginative minds such as Charles Mingus and Gustav Holst.

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







Sunday 29 May 2022, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 15,00 Normal | € 12,00 Stadspas | € 12,00 CJP |




Melle Weijters, microtonal guitars

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Jurriaan van Seters, Christiaan Huygens




Christiaan Huygens – Courante in E-mineur (1661?) / Gustav Holst - Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age / Melle Weijters - Cyclus Harmonicus / Charlie Mingus – Eclipse / David Bowie - Space Oddity / Melle Weijters – Mirrored Inflections


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