There’s just one ground rule for coming face to face with accordion player extraordinaire, Kimmo Pohjonen - expect the unexpected.
Okay, maybe there are two. Be prepared to be amazed. One of the cutting-edge accordion virtuosi and composers of our time, this multi-award winning Finnish musician defies category as he freewheels effortlessly between genres and creates his own new ones.
Soundbreaker, one of the highlights of this year’s Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival, paints a portrait of this renegade, uncompromising artist who for over 30 years now has been pushing the boundaries not just of the accordion, but of music.
Following the screening of Soundbreaker(insert link in Soundbreaker ( hyperlink Soundbreakers http://www.guthgafa.com/en_US/news/129/60/Soundbreaker/d,ggfilms) , on Friday May 17, Pohjonen will perform an intimate live gig, enhanced by various electronics and lighting and sound effects at the Foyle Theatre, Strand Road, Derry.
You can check out www.kimmopohjonen.com for a glimpse of this genius at work and play.