About Birgitte

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Birgitte Lyregaard, vocals, b. 1973

   Is a vocal equilibrist who strives to use all possible sounds that the voice can make in her music, on stage she composes instant poetry and is said to have a rare presence and naturalness as a performer. She was made at sea, born in London, grew up in Denmark and studied vocals at Conservatories in Holland obtaining her Master in 2004. She has worked with many wonderful musicians through the last 20 years all over Europe in music projects as well as in dance/theatre related productions, and has so far released four CDs  in her own name.

Her most recent collaborations (selected):

Thou Sonic Friend, improv trio w. Carolyn Goodwin, clarinets and voice and Peter Tinning, guitar and effects. The trio will record their first album in April 2019 with support from DJBFA and the Oticon foundation.

Extemporize Orchestra, large ensemble for improvised music conducted by Nana Pi Aabo Larsen.

Følfod, new trio w. Finnish vocalist, Johanna Sulkunen and German piano player, Julius Windisch.

Trio w. Brice Soniano double bass and Lars Fiil, piano.

She has taken part in Theatre-related productions (selected):

Recently:

Folkets All Out Choir, a Street Theatre Music piece directed by Choreographer, Boaz Barkan and composer, performer, musician, Jørgen Teller. 8 performers and 8 performances on public out door locations in Cph. During spring and summer 2018.
Supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Earlier:

The Concert Tale “Tale of the Forbidden Flower”, that mixes improvised music with precomposed songs and story. Written, told and sung by Birgitte and performed in Denmark, France, Serbia, Croatia and Holland w. Musicians Rune Kaagaard, Toma Gouband, Mathieu Calleja and Manja Ristic.

She has participated as vocal performer in Dance Performances and happenings w. Choreographers Yael Gathon, Kirstine Kyhl Andersen and Helle Fuglsang, in on-line streaming impro concerts between Belgrade Radio and Copenhagen/Paris w. Manja Ristic, Ivan Kadelberg a.o. and performed as actor and improvising vocalist alongside actor Paul Murray, videographer Stevan Lung and musicians Ivana Grahovac, Mathieu Calleja, Ivan Kadelburg and Manja Ristic in the multimedia performance ”Mnemosyne – Theatre of Memories” in Belgrade in 2010. She has also investigated the sound possibilities of the human voice performing side by side the inspiring British experimental vocalist, Phil Minton, in a concert connected to a workshop.

Also performed w. a.o. Lotte Anker, Jørgen Teller, Kresten Osgood, Toma Gouband, Henrik Ohlsson, Jens Peter Møller, Kristjana Stefansdottir, Hein van der Geyn…

Discography

Long Time No Sea, w. The French Trio El Strøm, Jean-Jacques Birgé and Sacha Gattino, Published in 2017 on the French label GRRR. 

Inger, duo w. Linda Edsjö. All lyrics by Inger Christensen. Published in 2013 on Gateway w. The support of the Danish Arts Council and the Oticon foundation.

SecretPet, w. Rune Kaagaard, keys and Birgitte Lyregaard vocals. Published in 2011 on Gateway.

Blue Anemone, w. Alain Jean-Marie, piano and Alexandra Grimal, saxophones, published in 2010 on the Dutch label Challenge Jazz.

5 online albums w. Jean-Jacques Birgé, Sacha Gattino, Linda Edsjö (on www.drame.org)