• Andreas Borregaard : Solo-Act :
    World Premieres

  • Thursday, 09.03
  • 21.00 - 22.00
  • Tårnsalen, KODE 4, Rasmus Meyers allé 9
  • Andreas Borregaard

In a world of high quality digital musical reproduction, how does a performer connect with their audience? When at the click of a mouse, perfect sounding recordings from around the world can be stopped and started, listened to and re-listened, through speaker systems that reproduce instruments in all their detail, why do we even need performance? Today’s recorded music surely gives much more scope for contemplation and understanding of a musical work than any live performance ever can.

To investigate the enduring power of the live performance, and to embrace the physical nature of the performer, accordionist Andreas Borregaard will present world premieres from two composers whose work embraces both the musical and the physical. Jennifer Walshe and Niels Rønsholdt are two of the most exciting composers writing for notes and bodies, bringing notions of performance and physicality back into the frame of live music making.

Work by:
Niels Rønsholdt – Until nothing left
Jennifer Walshe – Self-Care


In collaboration with nyMusikk Bergen.
Commissioned by Andreas Borregaard. Supported by Statens Kunstfond (DK), The Arts Council (IE), Augustinus Fonden, Dansk Komponist Forenings Produktionspulje and Kodas Kulturelle Midler, as well as Dansk Musiker Forbund.
Photo by Caroline Bittencourt


Andreas Borregaard is a classical accordionist and is recognised as one of the world’s most exciting young accordionists.
“I decided to become a musician after an overwhelming experience. It was during my first years at the music academy in Copenhagen, whilst working on a piece by the Danish composer Bent Sørensen, at a time when I was still uncertain of where I was going in my life. But after I truly felt what music was all about, I didn’t really look back. The feeling of reaching the core of music still makes me blushingly happy. And it seems to be the highest privilege to share this feeling with other people.”

The Danish composer Niels Rønsholdt often works with extreme and intimate human expressions and relations. He is concerned with connecting music’s fundamentally abstract nature with concrete sounds such as whip cracks, footsteps and breathing. On the one hand they are the abstract musical sounds that make up the compositional whole. On the other hand their individual sound quality brings a wealth of meanings and associations with them. Niels often works with text and pop cultural material, which he repurposes in conceptual constructions in a process he calls ‘method composition’.

Jennifer Walshe is a composer and performer from Dublin, Ireland, and was named as “the most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” by The Irish Times. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world and she has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm; the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt; and Akademie Schloss Solitude, among others. Jennifer has written a large number of operas and theatrical works, including XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!, an opera for Barbie dolls and Die Taktik, for the Junge Oper Stuttgart.


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