14 february 2011
modern classical, chamber music, experimental
The long awaited album Uniko by Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen and Kronos Quartet will be released on CD and digital download in Finland on February 9 by Finnish record company Ondine. International releases: Germany - Feb 14, North America – Feb 22, Japan - Feb 23, UK - Feb 28 and worldwide throughout February and March, 2011.
Uniko is the seven-part work composed by Pohjonen and Kosminen which had its World Premiere concert with Kronos Quartet at the Helsinki Festival in 2004. Subsequent Uniko performances took place in Moscow, Norway and its North American Premiere with three sold-out concerts at the BAM NEXT WAVE Festival in New York in 2007. The Uniko album was recorded at Avatar studio in NYC, produced by Iceland's Valgeir Sigurðsson, mixed at Greenhouse studio in Reykjavik, with additional recordings and mixes in Helsinki.
Kimmo Pohjonen, accordion and voice
Samuli Kosminen, string and accordion samples, programming
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jeffery Zeigler, cello