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Indifférence and Mike Wolk

It’s 11:00 AM Saturday morning. The air is very chilly by the stone wall below the Vodocet at Vyton. I’m now into the trio of Tony Murena’s “Indifference” and coins have been dropping into my case at a steady rate. My fingers feel pretty sluggish from the cold, but I’m getting through the difficult parts without too much trouble and people are obviously enjoying it. Continue reading

Herbert Pixner

It is a mystery to me, whether some people with inner overpressure (and musical talent) necessarily arrive over time to playing the devilish mutation of the accordion – the diatonic accordion – or whether their frantic lifestyle is the consequence of playing this instrument. But honestly, what does the choice of a musical instrument tell about ourselves?

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The Time of Falling Walls

The time of falling walls, cutting the barbed wires… Twenty-five years ago, the time was full of critical events. But is this a reason for writing songs even today? We tend to forget that barbed-wire fences still remain in many parts of the world. One of such places is Egypt.
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Spreys de Mir

Sometimes people aren’t quite sure what klezmer exactly is, where it comes from or how to play it. It has always attracted me incredibly: its rhythms provoking me and melodies ringing in my ears for days. I decided to undergo a little investigation, I read a lot about it, and I played in two klezmer music groups afterwards, to absorb its atmosphere. Continue reading

Accordion Disco

Not many people are bold enough to play the accordion and pick styles not typical of it, such as disco. I am, and therefore I’d decided to record the popular hit Crazy Frog in a version for  the accordion and percussion. Continue reading

Walking Back and Forth

The song called Pozoruji (Watching) was one of my first compositions for the accordion, which I got as a present for my 18th birthday. As I had already mastered piano, I “just” had to add bass buttons and bellows. Phew. And the watching song was born. Continue reading