Kimmo Pohjonen is regarded as ome of the world's most adventurous accordion players. An accordionist and composer of exceptional ability and imagination, Kimmo’s musical history goes back more than twenty years in rock, folk, avant-garde, improvisation, classical, dance and theatre music projects.
In 1996 he embarked on a solo career with his solo 5-row accordion project, featuring extreme and original compositions, live loops and effects, a dynamic and animated stage performance, orchestrated lights and surround sound. This show received instant massive worldwide critical acclaim at WOMEX Berlin in 1999 and has since been performed all over Europe, North and South America, Israel and Russia to unanimous critical raves.
Pohjonen works in numerous projects including Kluster with accordion sampling maestro Samuli Kosminen (or Juuso Hannukainen), the KTU trio with Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn, the Uniko project with Samuli Kosminen and Kronos Quartet (or Proton String Quartet), Bright Shadow with dancer Minna Tervamäki, the improvisation duo with French drummer Eric Echampard, Earth Machine Music, Accordion Wrestling and The Alcoholic Atheists. Pohjonen has also worked with many other dancers, choreographers and theatre performances and has composed and performed (with Samuli Kosminen) new music for the Finnish feature film, Jade Warrior, released in 2007, winning the award for Best Film Score.
For more information on Kimmo, please visit:
Official Kimmo Pohjonen website
Kimmo Pohjonen Facebook