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Revolutionising the accordion (Video)

This interesting talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How does Daft Punk sound on an accordion?

Cory Pesaturo‘s performance will surprise and delight, tracing the history of the accordion in America–including it’s downfall in popularity in the 1960’s until today–and what he’s doing to reinvent the instrument (hint: LED lights are involved). Get ready for an entirely new perspective on the accordion as various styles of music are skillfully performed on this distinctive instrument.

Cory Pesaturo is an American musician from Cumberland, Rhode Island who has been playing the accordion since the age of nine. Cory is one of only four accordionists in history to win a World Championship on both acoustic and electronic accordion, and is the only person to also win a world championship in jazz.