Doors open: 20:00
Tour name: Kronos Quartet / Kimmo Pohjonen / Samuli Kosminen - Uniko
Maverick accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen join forces with Kronos Quartet in a stimulating and emotionally charged eight-section project around the concept of dreams. Uniko combines expressive accordion and accordion samples with an electrified sound of the string quartet together with electronic live loops.
In a performance that explores the possibilities of light design and visual elements, Kimmo, Samuli and Kronos expand the quartet sound reaching new emotional levels in an unexplored musical territory.
Commisioned by Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen composed Uniko over an eighteen month period before the Uniko World premiere in Helsinki in 2004.
Kimmo Pohjonen - accordion, voice
Samuli Kosminen – accordion samples, strings samples, voice samples
David Harrington - violin
John Sherba – violin
Hank Dutt – viola
Sunny Jungin Yang – cello
Heikki Iso-Ahola – sound design
Antti Rehtijärvi - light and video design
Kronos Production Staff:
Production Director: Laurence Neff
Audio Engineer: Scott Fraser
All sounds produced on stage originate from accordion, strings and voice.