|Commissioned||Sysmä Summer Sounds 2015|
|Instrumentation||flute & accordion|
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.
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 2021 at 7PM, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki – More info
German premiere 10th of November 2022 at 12:30PM, Kunstquartier Benthein, Berlin – More info
Kunsthalle Erfurt 24th of March 2023 at 7PM, Erfurt, Germany – More info
Korsholm Music Festival 27th of July 2023 at 9PM, Finland – More info
Austrian Premiere 28th of November 2023 at 7:30 PM in Linz, Austria – More info