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Uniko / Samuli Kosminen, Kimmo Pohjonen, Kronos Quartet

Pohjonen / Kosminen / Kronos Quartet
Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1185-2  
Composer:  Kimmo Pohjonen
Performer:  Kimmo PohjonenSamuli Kosminen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Uniko features Grammy winning Kronos Quartet, Finnish accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen.

Commissioned by Kronos in 2003, Uniko is highlighted by Pohjonen's electrified and MIDI-fied accordion with Kosminen's electronic percussion devices which reproduce his own accordion samples and his samples of Kronos' instruments. These samples, together with live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world.

"Uniko is like an ocean tide coming in. Big waves of sound build in complexity, animation and sometimes sheer frenzy..." – The New York Times

"The Kronos Quartet’s latest CD achieves a
Read more fantastical fusion of musical styles... ”UNIKO” highlights the exceptional talent and the courageous, exploratory spirit that makes the Kronos Quartet such an indispensable part of the musical landscape. The album is one of their most compelling recent efforts." – Ronni Reich, New Jersey Star-Ledger
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Works on This Recording

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Uniko by Kimmo Pohjonen
Performer:  Kimmo Pohjonen (Accordion/Voice), Samuli Kosminen (Electronics)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Written: 2004 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Samuli Kosminen. 

Sound Samples

Uniko: I. Utu
Uniko: II. Plasma
Uniko: III. Sarma
Uniko: IV. Kalma
Uniko: V. Kamala
Uniko: VI. Emo
Uniko: VII. Avara

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