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Commissioned Sysmä Summer Sounds
Publisher Gehrmans Musikförlag
Category Chamber music
Year 2015
Duration 7 min
Opus number 38
Instrumentation flute & accordion

Program note

Groove for flute and accordion is a piece which combines a fusion of jazz, progressive rock, latino rhythms and contemporary music elements. The material consists of several 12-tone rows and the melodies are often symmetrical, although the rhythms are almost purely from the world of popular music. The slow middle section experiments with the extreme registers of the accordion. The piece is a palindrome which means that from the middle of the piece everything is played back to front both as a rhythmical and harmonic mirroring.

Groove was commissioned by Janne Valkeajoki for the Sysmä Summer Sounds Festival 2015, where he and flutist Jacintha Damström premiered the piece.

Performances

World premiere 4th of July 2015 at 3PM, at Sysmä Summer Sounds, Finland

Musik på Pentala 20 år, 14th of August 2015 at 7PM, Pentala, Espoo, Finland – More info

Tampering Festival 20th of August 2015 at 9PM, Telakka, Tampere

Helsinki premiere 18th of March 2016 at 7 PM, Helsinki Music Centre – More info

Kulturfondens regionala utdelningsfest 12.4.2016 at 6PM, PIUG Kultursalen, Pargas, Finland – More info

Kulturfondens regionala utdelningsfest 13.4.2016 at 6PM, Nya Paviljongen, Grankulla, Finland – More info

Kulturfondens regionala utdelningsfest 14.4.2016 at 6PM, Frans Henriksonssalen, Närpes, Finland – More info

Sonja Vertainen’s Master recital 7th of April at 7PM, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki – More info