Photo: Foto: Kehlet Lucatelli

Just Do It!



29/5 2021, 21:30

Blågårds Pl. 6A
2200 København


It is not without reason that Andreas Borregaard has been called an accordion superhero. On the one hand, he can play classic masterpieces with a rare virtuoso technique. On the other hand, he throws himself fearlessly into performative experiments with the most path breaking contemporary composers.

The Danish accordionist here presents two works that challenge the musician to a very high degree and expand the repertoire in a very personal way. This is exactly what Borregaard has worked intensely with in his artistic research Ph.d.-project "Just Do It!" at the conservatory in Oslo: a study in activating the body's endless possibilities to play a prominent and surprising role in music.

Marcela Lucatelli has developed Drift in collaboration with Kirstine Fogh Vindelev, who has contributed poetry to the work. What is a real life? Tahat is the question at the center ofr this performance, which began with a conversation in the King's Garden, was followed by an intense course in the Brazilian battle dance capoeira and culminated with a walk past an abandoned harbor to film Borregaard dressed as a cockroach.

British composer Philip Venables, along with director Ted Huffman, is behind My Favorite Piece is the Goldberg Variations, which is a continuation of their exploration of history in a queer perspective. The work is based on an interview with Borregaard's mother, Susanne, and out of the conversation they have formed 11 snapshots from seven decades of life. It will probably not be more intimate for a musician.


Philip Venables/Ted Huffman: My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations (2021) - World Premiere
Marcela Lucatelli/Kirstine Fogh Vindelev: Drift (2021) - World Premiere