Solo/Duo concert

17/04/2017, KORTRIJK (OV) (BEL)   Begijnhof Kortrijk. Works for accordion solo and duo by E. Grieg, S. Barber, I. Stravinsky, C. Jacomucci, E. Gismonti, A. Nordheim, G. de Machaut. With Luca Pignata (acc), Barbara Ardenois (acc). Begijnhofstraat 2, 8500 Kortrijk | 0473 86 26 88 | begijnhof@ocmwkortrijk.be Read more →

Accordion Workshop/Seminar – De Accordeon van Bal tot Bach

16/01/2017, INGELMUNSTER (BEL) Ingelmunster – Vl@s, 14:30 Ontmoetingscentrum, Bollewerpstraat 3, 8770 Ingelmunster Info: werner.blondeel@skynet.be With Barbara Ardenois, Luca Pignata History and organology of the accordeon, from the baroque to the contemporary music passing through the folk genres, the figure of Mogens Ellegaard, the relative instruments, the production of the sound. Solo/duo performance; music by Piazzolla, Bach, Gismonti, Zorn, Grieg Toelichting Vaak misprezen als trekorgel,… Read more →

Music walk – concert

02/07/2016, ASTENE – DEINZE (BEL) Loreleie: muziekwandeling. Music walk along de old Leie river with three concerts in suggestive locations with Luca Pignata, Duobaan (Barbara Ardenois – accordionist, Anneleen de Causmaecker, visual artist), Marijke Verlinden (cello). Music by Gismonti, Jacomucci, Bach, Lundquist. More information on loreleie Reservation: info@lucapignata.com     Read more →

Accordion Workshop/Seminar – De Accordeon van Bal tot Bach

19/01/2016, AVELGEM (BEL) Avelgem Scheldeland – Vl@s, 14:00 Het Ganzenhof, Educatieve Bioboerderij – Bosstraat 2, 8580 Avelgem Info: Dierk Dedeyne, 0476-950360, dedeyne.dierk@skynet.be   With Barbara Ardenois, Luca Pignata History and organology of the accordeon, from the baroque to the contemporary music passing through the folk genres, the figure of Mogens Ellegaard, the relative instruments, the production of the sound. Solo/duo performance; music by Piazzolla, Bach,… Read more →

Arne Nordheim (1931-2010, NOR): Flashing

Nordheim’s music is meant to be very playful. His Flashing, originally the cadenza of his concerto for accordion and orchestra (Spur), became eventually his most famous work for accordion. The whole composition is based on a very frisky idea: the bouncing of a little ball. Nordheim discovered the stereophonic character of the accordion, from whose sound of the left and… Read more →

I. Stravinsky (1882-1971, RUS): The Rite of the Spring (Dance of the Young Girls)

One of the most spectacular pages written by the Russian composer, characterized by a repetitive stamping bitonal chords combination, which Stravinsky considered the focal point of the entire work. The rhythm of the stamping is disturbed by Stravinsky’s constant shifting of the accent, on and off the beat, before the dance ends in a collapse, as if from exhaustion. Read more →

Chris Gendall (*1980, ZEL): Incident, Opera in one act (2012-14)

Synopsis: In 1943, 48 Japanese Prisoners of War were killed in Featherston, New Zealand, after an incident from cross-cultural confusion and miscommunication. All events surrounding the incident were kept secret until well after the war had finished: the Prisoner-of-War camp’s existence was hidden from the New Zealand public, and the official military report on the incident was riddled with ambiguities.… Read more →

Bent Sørensen (*1958, DAN): Looking on Darkness (2000)

Bent Sørensen, one of the most frequently performed contemporary Scandinavian composers, has taken the title, ‘Looking on Darkness’, from Shakespeare’s Sonnet No 27. The thematic and intellectually clearly constructed form in which the inherent emotion is centrally placed, and which characterizes the sonnet, also forms the basis of Sørensen’s composition. After a long day’s work the speaker of the sonnet… Read more →

Collective concert

13/06/2015, PESARO (ITA) Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena 21h Classical contemporary accordion concert with the “Italian accordion academy“: “Il Fiore delle Mille e una nota 4”. Works by Andriessen, Bach, Gismonti, Takahashi, Jacomucci, Dowland, Prokofiev, De Pablo Read more →

Interviews and articles about accordion and accordion playing

Interview with Frode Haltli Part I: Introduction to the Scandinavian culture and society Part II: From the contemporary to the traditional music and back Part III: Ellegaard and Nordheim, accordion meets Norway Part IV: A personal experience, New Scandinavian music for accordion Part V: Maja S. K. Ratkje – ‘Gagaku Variations’, Ich bin ein Japaner! Part VI: Bent Sørensen –… Read more →

Arrangements and music scores for students

Georg Friedrich Händel – Lascia ch’io pianga (aria from “Rinaldo” HWV7b) Georg Friedrich Händel – Ouverture Suite II in D from Water music HWV 349 (for two accordions) Nino Rota – Parla più piano (from “The Godfather”) Dimitri Shostakovich – Valse n.2 (from “Jazz Suite”) Luis Bacalov – Il Postino (from “The Postman”) Read more →

Collective/solo concert

20/05/2015, AMSTERDAM (NED) Splendor Amsterdam 20h30, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116 – 1011 LX Amsterdam | 020 – 845 33 45 Classical contemporary accordion concert with the “Italian accordion academy“: “Il Fiore delle Mille e una nota 4”. Works by Andrissen, Bach, Gismonti, Takahashi, Jacomucci, Dowland, Prokofiev, De Pablo     Read more →