Accordions VS Ukelele: Grudge match of the under-appreciated music instrument
The trash talking was going full bore on the Facebook group event page, escalating in the days before the event. Saturday September 24th, 8pm at Little Mountain Gallery on 26th Avenue, just off Main St.
event was MCed by accordionist Barbara Adler of the punk band Fang.
Team Accordion also featured Jack Gordon of the group “Maria in the
Shower”. Lots of trash-talking, between the Team Captains… too much
demonstrated great diversity of performances… while Team Ukelele tried
to use the option “Call a Friend” – a total of 3 times, bringing in
bagpipes, mouth harp and saxophone – to pinch hit for them. My solo
performance was a rebuttal to their “avante-garde-classical-mo
ment”, for which I played J.S. Bach's “Toccata in D Minor, to a rousing ovation. Take that! ukeleles!
plays JS Bach for Team Accordion at the Accordions vs Ukuleles Grudge
Match – Day 2 of Vancouver's Accordion Noir Festival, held at Little
Mountain Art Gallery
Here is a list of the videoed performances of Team Accordion and Team
Ukelele, recorded by Alan Zisman, and conceptualized by Barbara Adler, as part of the Accordion Noir Festival – founded by Rowan Lipkowits.