my name is Jesús Peñaranda.
I am an accordion player finishing my last course at the University
in Liverpool (UK). I am writing my Final Project Paper about the current
situation of the accordion including what will be its immediate future.
I want to focus my research on how the new technologies are effecting
the accordion environment. For instance, last year I was involved in
the first Roland V-Accordion Festival. (Picture below). For me, it was
very strange to compete in this festival because I had never thought
of myself as playing a digital accordion.
Since I can remember, I have been playing the accordion as a classical
player, contemporary music, transcriptions etc
Festival, I had to recognize, that during my experiences as a musician
and accordionist, from the time I was a beginner, my point of view of
the accordion was very narrow and with a lot of prejudices concerning
the instrument and its players.
taking advantage of my FRP (Final Project Paper), I want to "clean
up" my mind and to rediscover the accordion by myself, enjoying
all its musical range as an instrument and hopefully helping generate
a small piece of understanding between accordionists.
My first idea was to get the accordionist prototype. To know what we
think and what we do with the accordion. For that reason, I am make
a short survey to get further information to help me understand what
the majority of accordion players think concerning certain subjects
about the accordion - their profile.
for example, Roland has made this point as well, but I would like to
convince myself that maybe their point of view is right in the way that
they have a lot of sources to sell their products but at the same time
they are adapting themselves to this majority of accordion players and
the potential demand of accordionists, relevant to the accordion.
I feel impressed, how this company is getting deeper and deeper into
the national and international movements of accordion, internet, festivals,
In my opinion
I find it very interesting that a big enterprise such as Roland is focusing
their investments in the "small world" of the accordion and
how they are trying to be successful in this project, realizing that
the accordion environment is very special in many factors and yet at
the same time, I sense, they are trying to change the general view point
of accordionists and how they related to digital accordions, to increase
the popularity of their products.
reasons, I would like to invite any person who is interested, to give
his/her point of view in this Survey (or to email me an essay? Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Right now, I got different persons around
the accordion (professional performers, teachers, students, fans) who
said me yes to be interviewed by me, but I will receive very gland your
advices or just your opinion about it.
in advance any help for this project, which is for me another way to
find responds to myself of this peculiar and fantastic accordion world.