Exposing a New Instrument to a New Audience through New Music
As a contemporary musician looking for the technical limits of the accordion, the idea of designing a new instrument became necessary. My Quarter-Tone Accordion was built in February 2020, by the renowned accordion manufacturer Bugari Armando. This project aims to create repertoire for the quarter-tone accordion by commissioning a number of works and to explore this instrument as a vessel for new music whilst arguing for its role on the microtonal spectrum. It is my belief that the quarter-tone accordion successfully accommodates the expanding sonic vistas of today’s artists.