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Uniko / Pohjonen, Kosminen, Kronos Quartet

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Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 707108  
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

Composers: Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen
Artists: Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen
Booklet: English, German, French
No. of Discs: 1
Run time: 82 minutes
Disc Format: DVD 9
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby 5.1
Bonus Material: Making of Uniko
Subtitles Bonus: original language: English
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Uniko is the seven-part work composed by Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen which had its World Premiere concert with Kronos Quartet at the Helsinki Festival in 2004. Subsequent Uniko performances took place in Moscow, Norway and its North American Premiere with three sold-out concerts at the BAM NEXT WAVE Festival in New
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Review

“The music is sheer physicality”...“Uniko is like an ocean tide coming in. Big waves of sound build in complexity, animation and sometimes sheer frenzy, then abruptly retreat into small lyrical moments, amplified pizzicatos or buzzings by some huge and imaginary insect. Mr. Pohjonen, a virtuoso on an accordion wired for sound, guided things along and became so excited at the end that one worried about his well-being.” – Bernard Holland, The New York Times, (5.10.2007)
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Works on This Recording

1. Uniko by Kimmo Pohjonen
Performer:  Kimmo Pohjonen (Accordion), Samuli Kosminen (Percussion/Electronics)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Written: 2004 

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