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Ice Bellows/Devil’s Lungs – Kimmo Pohjonen documentary

November 12, 2011

While we’re on the subject of Kimmo, how can we see his new documentary?

See the great trailer here.

The documentary film about Kimmo Pohjonen, entitled Devil’s Lungs (Soundbreaker) [or maybe they’ve changed the title to “Ice Bellows?” whatever], had its public test preview at the Rakkautta & Anarkiaa (Love and Anarchy) Film Festival in Helsinki on Sept 20 at Maxim 2 cinema at 18:30. A second screening on Sept 21 at Kinopalatsi 6 at 21:00. Director of the film is Kimmo Koskela. More info here.

Nevermind the Music / Director: Kimmo Koskela

Devil’s Lungs – pirun palkeet

Devil’s Lungs is a film Odyssey that follows some of the sonic adventures of one of the world´s most exciting and fearless artists – Finland´s Kimmo Pohjonen. His musical history goes back more than twenty years in rock, folk, avant-garde, improvisation, classical, dance and theater music projects. Pohjonen´s work is diverse and compelling in its creative exploration of undiscovered soundscapes. Radical, poetic and wild, all the sounds originate from Pohjonen´s accordion and his own powerful voice.

The film dives into the soul of an accordion and it´s player by following the artists projects closely with him. Kimmo Pohjonen opens up his invention of an electronic accordion and its history and clarifies us how an accordion´s soul is its bellow and the bellow is the player´s personality. Performances with bellows, animals, machines and wrestlers from Jimi Hendrix to Pohjonen´s own composition with the world famous Kronos Quartet.

Devil’s Lungs is a film about the musical energy that connects Pohjonen´s native ice-fields to a rich musical mosaic.

Finnish Film Foundation

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