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.