MOVING SOUND. Piano player and accordionist Leo Svirsky is an ex-punk with Russian roots who dwelled from Russia to Washington DC to end up in The Hague. He specialized in contemporary classical and avant-garde music — collaborating with Christian Wolff, Marshall Allen, Jaap Blonk and Veryan Weston. He just released a highly recommended album that displays a deepened meaning towards deep listening accordeon music inspired by the innovations by Pauline Oliveros.
Right before Leo went off to Düsseldorf to play at Klangraum, we talked about his love for accordion and the mystical side to his album and his use of the accordion.