Finland’s most daring musician, Kimmo Pohjonen, grew up in the Finnish countryside. Early in life his father persuaded him to start playing the accordion. However having become a virtuoso classic accordionist he felt no inner relationship with his instrument. Enthralled by a concert of Hukwe Zawose, Pohjonen travelled to Tanzania to study music with this African master. That profound experience transformed him into a 'proper musician'. Bending and breaking the rules, tampering with the bellows, adding electronic devices and sampling noises of animals and earth machines, he pushes sound to its extremes and shatters everything you know about the accordion.
The screening wil be followed by a QandA.