Guy Klucevsek

Location:
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US
Type:
Artist / Band / Musician
Genre:
Alternative / Indie / Classical
Site(s):
Label:
Winter & Winter, Tzadik, XI, Starkland, Review
Type:
Indie
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GUY KLUCEVSEK is a versatile composer/accordionist who has worked with Laurie Anderson, Bang On a Can, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Amy Denio, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, David Garland, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Phillip Johnston, the Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Pauline Oliveros, Present Music, Bobby Previte, Rel�che, John Williams and John Zorn. He was a member of the Dave Douglas band, Charms of the Night Sky, from it's inception, and recorded three albums with the group. As a soloist, he has premiered pieces by Aaron Jay Kernis, John Zorn, Mary Ellen Childs, Jerome Kitzke, Lois V Vierk, Stephen Montague, Somei Satoh, William Duckworth, and accordion concerti by Henry Cowell (Concerto Brevis) and Julia Wolfe (True Love).
His projects include:
• Solo performances: Spoleto Festival/USA, Ten Days on the Island Festival (Tasmania), Adelaide Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Vienna International Accordion Festival, Cotati Accordion Festival, Serious Fun! at Lincoln Center, Bang on a Can, and the children's television show "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood."
• Polka From the Fringe, which was presented on the 1988 Next Wave Festival at BAM and has toured around the world; the two volume recording of it was named "Best Recording of 1992" by John Schaefer on New Sounds;
• Accordion Tribe, an international group which Klucevsek formed in 1996, with Maria Kalaniemi of Finland, Lars Hollmer of Sweden, Otto Lechner of Austria, and Bratko Bibic of Slovenia, which has released three recordings on the Intuition label; they are the subject of Stefan Schwietert's documentary film, "Accordion Tribe: Music Travels," which has had a theatrical release in Europe, and has played around the world on televsion and film festivals, winning several awards as best documentary;
• Duo with Alan Bern (of Brave Old World): two accordions, piano, melodica, midi keyboard; their latest recording, "Notefalls," was released on Winter & Winter in 2007.
• 20 recordings as soloist/leader on Winter & Winter, Intuition, Tzadik, Starkland, Review, XI, CRI, recrec swiss, and evva.
• He can also be heard on John Williams's orchestral scores for the Steven Spielberg films, "The Terminal," "Munich," and the end credits for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
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