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Guy Klucevsek: Squeezing the Most Out of the Accordion

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Accordionist/composer Guy Klucevsek performs his virtuosic, joyful music with vocalists Peter Brown and Kamala Sankaram, pianist Jed Distler, and his trio All Accordions All the Time.

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New Sounds

New Music With Accordion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hear new music from accordionist, keyboard player, and composer Ted Reichman, focusing on connections between improvisation and various forms of folk, popular music, and jazz.

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New Sounds

New Music With Accordion

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hear new music from accordionist, keyboard player, and composer Ted Reichman, focusing on connections between improvisation and various forms of folk, popular music, and jazz. Also, there's mysterious music from Austrian multi-instrumentalist and composer Werner Pirchner for accordion.  Then, hear Kronos Quartet together with accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen.  The live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world. That, and more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rob Curto, Accordionist

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rob Curto, accordionist, and member of the band Matuto will be performing live! He’ll talk about the band’s recent release, “The Devil and the Diamond,” and his upcoming performance at Lincoln Center June 20.

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New Sounds

New Music from Finland

Sunday, April 28, 2013

There’s music from Finland for this New Sounds, which is a musical hotbed of many genres: classical, folk, weirdly dressed heavy metal rock bands, and some of the less easily defined new music types.  We’ll hear from accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi along with something else for accordion (& electronics) by Kimmo Pohjonen.

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New Sounds

Accordion & Harmonium Dance Party

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

There's music for free reed aerophone instruments on this New Sounds program.  Free what?  Well, that’s just the nerdy way to reference a family of instruments that involves forcing air through reeds, like accordions and harmoniums.  These appear in many different world music traditions, from the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan in India, to the Argentinian bandoneon used in tango music to taraab music (wedding music) of Zanzibar (off of Tanzania.)

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New Sounds

New Music from Finland

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There’s music from Finland for this New Sounds, which is a musical hotbed of many genres: classical, folk, weirdly dressed heavy metal rock bands, and some of the less easily defined new music types.  We’ll hear from accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi along with something else for accordion (& electronics) by Kimmo Pohjonen. 

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Soundcheck

Accordions And Prison Music - a followup

Friday, March 23, 2012

More listener comments on recent Soundcheck shows

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Soundcheck

Main Squeeze: Accordion History

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson once captioned a drawing: “Welcome to Hell. Here’s your accordion.” The squeezebox just can’t get any love – or so it seems. Ethnomusicologist Marion Jacobson joins us to talk about her new book, called “Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America,” which covers the instrument’s dramatic highs and lows throughout the 20th century. Plus, One Ring Zero co-founder Joshua Camp stops by to talk about his own experience as a frontman with an accordion.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Accordions

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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New Sounds

New Music from Finland

Thursday, January 13, 2011

There’s music from Finland for this New Sounds, which is a musical hotbed of many genres: classical, folk, weirdly dressed heavy metal rock bands, and some of the less easily defined new music types.  We’ll hear from accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi along with something else for accordion (& electronics) by Kimmo Pohjonen.  Plus, there’s also music by multi-instrumentalist Pekka Pohjola, who was best known as a bass player, of the jazz-inflected (maybe even proggy) variety.  We might also hear music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, and perhaps even  “Winter was Hard,” by composer Aulis Sallinen in a Kronos Quartet performance.   All that, and more.

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New Sounds

Accordion & Harmonium Dance Party

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

There's music for free reed aerophone instruments on this New Sounds program.  Free what?  Well, that’s just the nerdy way to reference a family of instruments that involves forcing air through reeds, like accordions and harmoniums.  These appear in many different world music traditions, from the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan in India, to the Argentinian bandoneon used in tango music to taraab music (wedding music) of Zanzibar (off of Tanzania.)

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New Sounds

New Releases, July 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the month!  For this program, John Schaefer presents the pick of the piles.  What we can see from here includes some Bosnian vocal music accompanied by accordion, Balkan brass band music originally from Macedonia, and Poland's Motion Trio (three accordions worth!) playing music by Michael Nyman.