1. says

    The presence of flute, oboe, viola and double bass reminds me of the Planets. Of course all the rest is quite different.

    KG replies: Yeah, it did feel pretty familiar, but that’s what the commission was for. But I jumped at the chance to write for harp and accordion, two instruments I love; and I’ve been waiting for decades to write for accordion. Fell in love with it listening to the early Relache recordings with Guy Klucevsek.

  2. Juhani Nuorvala says

    Here in Finland we have quite a few excellent accordionists who play new music and are always on the lookout for new pieces and composers. There’s even one who plays a quarter tone-accordion! I will let them know that your interested in writing for the accordion, and show them your new septet.

    KG replies: Thanks, Juhani. I’ll also fly to Helsinki at the drop of a hat, if anybody has a hat.

  3. Steven Jouanny says

    Good to see the bass is ‘laying it down’ – as they say in jazz

    KG replies: In my music, always.