Since the renovation of the Fokker-organ is completed and the instrument is placed in the BAM Hall of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, there are lots of activities around this unique 31-tone organ.


The Fokker organ is the showpiece of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation and starting in 2009 new works are being written for it, both in solo and ensemble settings. In the coming years the Foundation will regularly program concerts with the Fokker organ and these works.

Fokker organ workshops

The Fokker organ is a one of a kind instrument. The keyboard is particularly special in it's layout and can require quite some effort to master. To give organists the opportunity to learn about this unique instrument, the Huygens-Fokker Foundation organizes workshops. Through these workshops organists will learn in practice more about microtonality and the possibilities of the Fokker organ.

Introductory education Elementary School

Exposing children to the sound and ideas of microtonality is an important mission of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation. In collaboration with the Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, the Foundation organizes weekly activities around the Fokker organ for children up until the age of 13. With a special keyboard for children where each key corresponds to a separate computer musical preset, the organ can be played in a simple manner. In this way, children can discover new sounds and experiment with the beauty of microtonal harmonies.


The Huygens-Fokker Foundation is eager to spread knowledge about microtonality. To facilitate this, the Foundation organizes lectures in places such as the BAM Hall of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, where both historical and modern perspectives on microtonality are given. These presentations occasionally take the form of lecture concerts where live demonstrations are given on the Fokker organ. Additionally, pre-concert introductions are often given before concerts organized by the Foundation.