The Accordion

October 26, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Once relegated solely to the status of folk instrument, the accordion is being used more and more by composers around the world in a stunning variety of different musical contexts. We’ll feature music for this storied instrument and talk to a few of the composers about how it inspired them.

Music

A Way Through [Live], by Jane O’Leary
Dermot Dunne, Accordion; Madeleine Staunton, Alto Flute; Paul Roe, Bass Clarinet

Slow Motion, by Toshio Hosokawa
Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion

Gate Keepers [Live], by Tomi Raisanen
Wu Wei, sheng; Pascal Contet, Accordion

Glimmer [Live], by Richard Warp
Stas Venglevski, accordion

Metal Work [Live], by Magnus Lindberg
Sofia Ahjoniemi, Accordion; Julien Mégroz, Percussion

Recall, by Per Norgard
Bjarke Mogensen, accordion;Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Rolf Gupta, conductor