What brought you to the world of accordions?
Right from the start, what interested me was the instrument, to know where it comes from and where it will go. I've gone through all the imaginable patents, it’s my way of approaching the topic. You must know about the history of what you are restoring.
Was it the object itself you were drawn to?
I wonder how I fell into it, but today I still have the same curiosity even though I've seen thousands of instruments, it’s such a vast field. I have the same interest in restoring something I have seen dozens of times as I have in one I have never seen.
© Laurent Jarry
When did you start making accordinas?
They fascinate me because it borrows from accordions, but also from wind instruments. I made two prototypes that I gave to musician friends who asked me where they could buy them; I thought that if there were people interested, I had to make them.
What drives you in your profession?
It’s always the same, but also it never is. I’m not bored, because I am giving life to an instrument, and that’s what matters to me. It’s a different story for the accordina because I was the first to recreate one, it’s a little bit like my baby.