Animator - Kimmo Pohjonen
Animator is Kimmo Pohjonen’s latest solo adventure with which he pursues his mission to expand the capabilities, sound, performance and scope of the accordion to levels never seen or heard before. Accordion, voice, effects, surround sound and lighting are combined to make a unique and captivating performance event. Animator features the live computer graphics of multi-media artist and designer Marita Liulia, the live video mix of Antti Kuivalainen and the lighting of Mikki Kunttu.
Compositions and accordion: Kimmo Pohjonen
Live-multimedia, photography and costumes: Marita Liulia
Live-video mixing and lighting: Antti Kuivalainen
Sound: Heikki Iso-Ahola
Lighting: Mikki Kunttu
Programming: Jacke Kastelli
Consulting director: Tero Saarinen
Premiere: 19.03.2004, Savoy Theatre, Helsinki
Kimmo Pohjonen is one of the most respected and in-demand musicians and performers in Finland. An accordionist of exceptional ability and imagination, Kimmo Pohjonen’s musical history goes back more than twenty years in rock, folk, avant-garde, improvisation, classical, dance and theatre music projects. He has toured all over the world and received various awards and titles.