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 Simon Steen-Andersen (DK), Jennifer Walshe (IRL) and Niels Rønsholdt (DK)
with Maja S. K. Ratkje (NO), Kathy Hinde (UK) and the Red Note Ensemble (UK)