KIMMO POHJONEN / SAMULI KOSMINEN and PROTON STRING QUARTET (FI)
Saturday 07.07.12 - 15:30 - Pavilion
Known to many as the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion, Kimmo Pohjonen transforms the mariner’s instrument of choice into an avant-garde contraption from the future.
With an experienced group of strings and sample/percussion magician Samuli Kosminen behind him, the energetic front man creates a cross-dressing total experience that is equal parts modern compositions, manipulated electronics and strange art rock.
Samples, loops and classical strings are elegantly united with Pohjonen’s ecstatic and crude grip on the accordion.
A trippy experience for all musical daredevils who like to travel far from the mainland of music.
Label: Ondine / import
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.