From the album “Uniko”, commissioned by Kimmo Pohjonen & Samuli Kosminen for the Kronos Quartet. “Uniko” was composed over an eighteen-month period before its world premiere in Helsinki in September 2004.
Kimmo Pohjonen (born August 16, 1964) is a Finnish accordionist who has revolutionized accordion sounds and performance with his custom-made electrified and modified instrument. Since the mid-nineties he has released numerous albums and toured the world with various projects.
Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen Kluster meet Kronos Quartet in the Uniko project featuring music composed by Pohjonen and Kosminen, commissioned by Kronos. The Uniko album with Kronos was recorded in 2007 and was released in 2011 by Finnish art music record label Ondine. [source]
All tracks on “Uniko” : I. Utu / II. Plasma / III. Särmä / IV. Kalma / V. Kamala / VI. Emo / VII. Avara
Kimmo Pohjonen – Accordion, Voice
Samuli Kosminen – Electronics (Strings & Accordion Samples), Programmed By
Jeffrey Zeigler – Cello
Hank Dutt – Viola
David Harrington – Violin
John Sherba – Violin
Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC, 2007.
Additional recordings at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik and Ulappa, Helsinki, 2008-2010.
Mixed at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik and Seawolf Studios., Helsinki.
Mastered at Finnvox, Helsinki.