FOKKER ORGAN CONCERTS in 2022 | Small Hall | Muziekgebouw A'dam

Since 2009, the Huygens-Fokker Foundation has been organizing concerts with the Fokker organ (1950) in the Small Hall of the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. The six to eight concert programs a year around this 31-tone organ are all very different and vary from early music to experimental music. In 2022, in addition to the regular organists Ere Lievonen and Laurens de Man, various musicians will participate in the concert series, such as Jan-Bas Bollen, Tolgahan Çoğulu, Maarten Engeltjes, Jellantsje de Vries, Marnix Vinkenborg, Georg Vogel, David Dornig, Valentin Duit, Melle Weijters, Raymond Honing, Michel Marang, Manuel Visser, Stefan Gerritsen, Anne Veinberg, Glenn Liebaut, Gregory Oakes and Ned McGowan. Click on CALENDAR for more info!

HIGHLIGHT | Featuring the Quarter- tone Extended Clarinet | 2022-11-27

The American virtuoso and energetic clarinetist Gregory Oakes presents his new 'quarter-tone extended clarinet', which was recently made especially for him. The polymicrotonal sounds that will arise between his quarter-tone clarinet and the fifth tones of the Fokker organ form the basis of this extraordinary concert. Together with Fokker organist Ere Lievonen and composer/flutist Ned McGowan, he plays a thunderous program that does not shy away from experimenting. The program includes works by Ned McGowan, Christopher Hopkins, Alan Theisen and Miika Hyytiäinen.
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Call for scores!
The Huygens-Fokker Foundation is seeking new works for Fokker organ (31-tone organ), composed for performer or for laptop, controlling the instrument through MIDI. A combination of the Fokker organ and the Carrillo-piano is also possible (check the corresponding tones here). Submitted compositions will be evaluated on playability and quality before considering a possible performance during our next Fokker organ concert series.

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