Thu May 6, 2021 - 20.00 h. | Small Hall | ONLINE concert: 'Age-hopping'

Famous organ composers such as J.S. Bach and G. Frescobaldi were familiar with harmonies in the meantone tuning, sounds that are nowadays considered to be different. Early 20th century composers such as Béla Bartók and Hugo Distler - a huge name in the German organ repertoire - are automatically performed in meantone tuning during this age-hopping concert by Laurens de Man. And the compositions by physicist Adriaan Fokker, the initiator of the Fokker organ (1950), naturally sound in the 31-tone system.
You can watch the concert online for free on the website of the Muziekgebouw. Read more here.
June 27, 2021 - 11.00 h. | Small Hall | Romanticism in meantone tuning

First organist of the Fokker organ (and rock in the microtonal surf) Ere Lievonen presents this morning the musical result of a multi-year research project of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation to perform romantic organ repertoire in meantone tuning, with the possibility to modulate through all the keys. All-rounder Ere Lievonen has the noble task to perform these special findings. The program includes works by famous nineteenth-century composers such as Anton Bruckner and César Franck.
Tickets can be ordered online (or by phone). Read more here.

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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