Primary Instrument: Accordion
Finnish accordion adventurist Kimmo Pohjonen’s singular mission is to expand the capabilities, sound, scope, performance and experience of the accordion to levels never before attempted, seen or heard. Accordion, voice, effects, surround sound and light show combine to make a unique and captivating performance event.
A visionary of boundless energy, Pohjonen’s roots go back thirty years in all forms of accordion music including folk, dance, classical, rock, experimental, theatre music and more. His studies in the progressive and innovative Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department were a critical factor in Pohjonen’s transition to the boldly creative and versatile musician / performer he is today. Currently, Pohjonen is simultaneously involved in numerous projects:...
KTU, Quiver (Rockadillo Records, 2009)
KTU, 8 Armed Monkey (Thirsty Ear, 2005)
Kimmo Pohjonen with French drummer Eric Echampard, Uumen (Rockadillo Records, Westpark Music, 2005)
Kimmo Pohjonen with Tapiola Simfonietta, Kalmuk (Westpark Music, 2002)
Kimmo Pohjonen, Kluster (Westpark Music, 2002)
Kimmo Pohjonen, Kielo (Rockadillo Records, P Vine [Japan], 1999)
Ismo Alanko Säätiö, Pulu (Poko, 1998)
Pinnin Pojat, Gogo 4 (AMK, 1992)
Middle photo with Samuli Kosminen: Tuomo Manninen
All others: Kalle Björklid
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