The modern full-size, free bass accordion (the “classical accordion”) was not fully developed until the 1960’ies, so the existing stack of actual accordion-repertoire is incredibly small compared to that of e.g. the violin or piano – instruments that have been around for centuries.
Thus collaborating with composers to develop new music, finding new playing techniques and discovering new aspects of the instrument is a natural part of any accordionist’s work – and something I find incredibly exciting.
Feel free to click your way to more info about these current projects:
at the Norwegian Academy of Music
STRING QUARTET + ACCORDION
with Bent Sørensen (DK) and the Danish String Quartet
BACH HARPSICHORD CONCERTOS
with Arte dei Suonatori (PL)
with Maja S. K. Ratkje (NO), Kathy Hinde (UK) and the Red Note Ensemble (UK)