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Steven Arntson, Anglo chromatician

With the rework of the ICA website, we are planning to do profiles of our members. This is the first one: Steven Arntson, an Anglo concertina player and composer living in Seattle, U.S.A. He likes chromatics. His band, The Toy Boats, includes a toy piano, ukelele and other small instruments. Here’s a small interview with Steven…

When did you start playing the Anglo? And at what age?
I started playing in 2004, at the age of thirty two. I had musical training before that, primarily in music composition. My first concertina was a plastic 20-button Stagi, which I played for a year, and destroyed in the process. Then my wife bought me the 30-button Anglo that I play today, built by Bob Tedrow.

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