Album

Kalmuk (2002)

It’s truly music without barriers and one of the most breathtaking musical experiences in contemporary music. I don’t know what genius is but Kalmuk will do until a decent definition comes along. Jazzwise

KALMUK
(2002 Westpark Music 87092)

1. Kellua  2’40
2. Mantis  4’33
3. Escher   1’56
4. The Furies  7’48
5. Spore  3’40
6. Vortex  5’06
7. Ehtola  2’32
8. Genesis 11’55

All sounds on this album are created by Kimmo Pohjonen’s accordion or voice, played by:
Kimmo Pohjonen – accordion, voice
Abdissa Assefa – percussions
Samuli Kosminen – percussions / sampler

Tapiola Sinfonietta: Jukka Rantamäki – violin, Päivi Rissanen – violin, Mervi Kinnarinen – violin, Saija Kivioja – violin, Maarit Kyllönen – violin, Pasi Kauppinen – viola, Matti tegelman – contrabass, Heljä Räty – flute, Asko Heiskanen – clarinet, bass clarinet, Tommi Mentu – oboe, Marja Talka – oboe, Jaakko Luoma – bassoon, Bridget Allaire-Mäki – bassoon, Tero Toivonen – cornet, Pasi Pihlaja – cornet.

Orchestration consultant – Riku Niemi
Cover photo – Vertti Teräsvuori
Design / photomanipulation – Ilmari Hakala

Music: Kimmo Pohjonen, except track 5: Assefa, Kosminen, Pohjonen, Tegelman
Arrangements: Pohjonen/Kosminen

Redorded live at Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, 11. November 2000 by Sibelius Academy Department of Music Technology:
Kimmo Antikainen, Miikka Huttunen, Timo KUrkikangas, Olli Ovaskainen, Niina Saarelainen and Mikko Raita.
Technical recording production and coordination by Janne Viksten and Heikki Savolainen.

Mixed, edited and mastered at Seawolf and Sibelius Academy Studios by Heikki Savolainen, Janne Viksten and SADMT.

Producer: Kimmo Pohjonen

Eye, ear, nose, throat and leg: Phillip Page