Kimmo Pohjonen: Behind The Sonic Magic
© Opa Latvala
Hailed internationally as the "Jimi Hendrix of the accordion", Finnish musician and composer Kimmo Pohjonen has amazed audiences around the world with his wildly distinctive non-traditional style of playing his instrument. Combining a virtuoso technique that draws on diverse influences from folk, world, and popular music with MIDI triggering, electric amplification, sampling, looping and vocal textures, Pohjonen has created a sound and style unlike any other. In this 30-minute programme, Pohjonen explores in detail the technical and musical aspects of his unique accordion technique, granting an exclusive and previously undocumented glimpse into the ingredients of his tonal magic.