Rikard Borggård

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Composer and musician

Rikard Borggård was born in Sweden in 1964 and is a self-taught composer and musician. Borggård´s main instruments are the piano, sampler as well as electronic "gadgets" and of course the computer. He also composes for violin, accordion and clarinet. Borggård has been working as a professional composer since 1989 alongside being artistic director at Teater Giljotin, an experimental avant-guarde theatre in Stockholm. His field of work includes the theatre, performance art , dance and works for film and television. Internationally Borggård has worked in Bulgaria, Holland, and German. In Sweden, he collaborates regularly with directors Linus Tunström and Kia Berglund.Works for TV/Film include Röd Jul, Syskonsalt and To be Continued all directed by LInus Tunström. To Be Continued won Best Film Award at Cannes International Film festival 2000.
Author: Annika Salomonsson

Works

Sorelle

Production / Performance,
2005
Sorelle is an electro-music mini-opera based on a true Montenegrian story. It depicts the love of three sisters for the same sea captain. They faithfully long for their beloved and await his return for years. As each sister´s life, devoted to that man, comes to an end, the window through which she has long gazed at the sea is bricked in. Sorelle will be presneted as a work in progress at Teater Giljotin, Stockholm, in november 2005.

The Total Fucking Death Experience

Established,
2005
An artistic reflection which crosses the line of the "near-death experience". How do we act and communicate around death? How do we relate to death in our lives? Do our fears prevent us from living to the full? What are our fantasies, ideas and taboos?

Balkan Dream

Exhibition / Installation,
2003
Sound installation at The Prague Quadriennal

Couple with Plates

Production / Performance,
2003
Collaboration between Teater Giljotin, Stockholm and The Red House , Sofia - directed by Tatiana Maneva

Alfreds best friends

Production / Performance,
2003
Groningen Spring dance festival in Utrecht , Holland

Double Image

Production / Performance,
2002
At compagnie Karina Holla , Amsterdam

King Lear

Production / Performance,
2001
performane at Pazardjik drama theatre

Point of View

Production / Performance,
2001
At Art market Sofia , Bulgaria , directed by Tatiana Maneva

Livet i tre versioner

Production / Performance,
2001
performance at The Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm

Atarxia Remix

Exhibition / Installation,
2000
Sound Installation to exhibition " The Button Room " by Dirk Krechtings

Tziganska Historia

Production / Performance,
1999
Music for performance directed by Kia Berglund at Smolyan Drama Theatre, Bulgaria

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

SEAS/Second Wave 2005

(19 January 05 - 19 January 07)

SEAS

Baltikum-Adriatico

(01 December 01 - 30 September 05)

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Teater Giljotin

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