Meet musician and composer Andreas Borregaard in our podcast getting to know the people behind the music at Borealis 2021.

Andreas Borregaard is a Danish musician, who plays the classical accordion, an instrument that few people link to classical music. Besides being a performer, he is working on his phD, “Just Do It! – Exploring the Musician’s Use of Bodily Performance”, he is a composer and a teacher of the accordion, and is actively influencing the development of this young instrument’s use and repertoire.

In this episode presenter Christiane Meldgaard speaks to Andreas Borregaard at his home in Copenhagen, Denmark, and hears his story of how he uses the classical accordion together with voice and body in his performances. Andreas will present digital versions of the commissioned works by Philip Venables and Marcela Lucatelli at Borealis 2021.

Read more about the artist at Borealis 2021:

The music in this episode is:

- Bent Sørensen: “Looking on Darkness”

- Sofia Gubaidulina: “De Profundis”

- Excerpt from Niels Rønsholdt’s “Until nothing left”, from the premiere at Borealis 2017

- Eblis Alvarez: “Tango Yo Nunca He Estado In Buenos Aires” (with the group MTQ)

- J.S. Bach: “Aria” (Goldberg Variations, BWV 988) (Arr. for accordion)

- Marcella Lucatelli, “To Be Free - Drift”

Presented and produced by Christiane Meldgaard

Executive Producer, Peter Meanwell

Podden och tillhörande omslagsbild på den här sidan tillhör Borealis – a festival for experimental music. Innehållet i podden är skapat av Borealis – a festival for experimental music och inte av, eller tillsammans med, Poddtoppen.