My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations

February 24, 2021 - 2020/21 Season / news / Solo

For the last year I have been collaborating with Ted Huffman and the accordionist Andreas Borregaard on a new piece. This has now come to fruition, and was premiered (virtually) at the Borealis Festival in Bergen on 20th March 2021, in a special film to accompany the piece, made by Pierre Martin and sound recorded by Tommy Kamp Vestergaard.

My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations is based on interviews with Susanne Borregaard (Andreas’ mother). From this interview material, we formed eleven snapshots of a life over seven decades, which is presented in 25 minutes by the accordionist turned storyteller-troubadour. The piece is dedicated to Susanne Borregaard with great appreciation for her contribution.  The commission was supported by the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Click here for the premiere video made by Pierre (first in the video stream):

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