December 11, 2022 | Ensemble SCALA

Concert Fokker organ | 2022-12-11, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Distorted Reality

Distorted Reality is a continuous phenomenon in the microtonal world of Ensemble SCALA. The music in this program varies enormously: from post minimal (Billy Alves), via uncompromisingly oriental (Giacinto Scelsi) to angular and straight (Joke Kegel). Add to this the glissandos and spectral sounds in Danny de Graan's new work 'Distorted Reality', on which the title of the concert is based. What connects all these works are the microscopic intervals, far away from the familiar classical keys. Every melody and every harmony transforms under the pressure of the prism of microtonality into a gossamer rainbow of color and sound that invites a new listening attitude.

The Ensemble SCALA was created on the initiative of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, which also owns the 31-tone organ in the Small Hall. The microtonal organ is part of the ensemble, which also consists of flute, clarinet, viola, 31-tone guitar, percussion and keyboards, including the Carrillo piano in mysteriously resonant 96-tone tuning.

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Sunday 11 December 2022 (previously September 18, 2022), 11.00 hours
Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 15,00 Normal | € 12,00 Stadspas | € 12,00 CJP |




Raymond Honing, flute
Michel Marang, clarinet
Manuel Visser, viola
Stefan Gerritsen, 31-tone guitar
Anne Veinberg, Carrillo piano & keyboards
Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ
Galdric Subirana, percussion



Danny de Graan – Distorted Reality (2022, premiere)

Giacinto Scelsi – Ko-Lho (1966)

Bill Alves – On the Motions of Pendulums (2021)

Adriaan Fokker – Oer & De verstarde gewekt (1966)

Sebastian Dumitrescu - Noctilucens (2022, premiere)

Joachim F.W. Schneider - One Hot Minute (2021)

Lucio Garau (1959) – parts from 'Cinque miniature op. 64' (2013)

Stirling Rutty - Machines (2021)

Joke Kegel – Who is counting on a pure symmetric triad within a fourth? (2004)


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