|Commissioned||Sysmä Summer Sounds|
|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.