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In 2007 three of Denmark’s most celebrated young musicians joined forces to explore their common passion for contemporary art music and folk music. Today Bolette Roed (recorders), Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violin) and Andreas Borregaard (classical accordion) form the trio Gáman – a remarkable ensemble providing a new and highly acclaimed approach to both contemporary art music and folk tunes.

Gáman started out by examining the relationship between ancient and new music from the Nordic countries. New commissions from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands were juxtaposed to traditional folk music from the same countries to reveal similarities, contrasts and influences between the different pieces and traditions, and the resulting concert programmes were presented in large concert halls and small village churches alike in all the included countries.

In recent years Gáman has moved past the boundaries of the Nordic region. The trio has performed at renowned festivals in Poland, focusing on the relationship between Polish and Danish folk and baroque music, and in 2013 Gáman will have their US debut at Other Minds and their UK debut at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival performing with the acclaimed viola player Garth Knox.

The trio name Gáman refers to the old Norse word for “joy”.

Live Dates

12/01/2015   P2 Prize 2015
Den Danske Strygekvartet vandt P2 Prisen 2015 for "Wood Works", mens trioen Gáman modtog årets Lyt til Nyt Pris for albummet "Early & Late".
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14/11/2013   Gáman CD launch at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
After 6 years of unusual concert adventures, the trio Gáman is ready to present their debut CD at UK's leading festival for contemporary music
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24/10/2013   New CD from this year’s recipient of the Crown Prince and Princess’s Stardust Prize
The violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and his trio Gáman present a new CD which combines new works by leading Danish composers with traditional folk tunes from Greenland, Denmark and the Faroe Islands
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22/10/2013   New video: Early & Late - Gáman
View the video trailer for the trio Gáman's soon-to-be-released debut album "Early & Late" which combines traditional folk tunes from Greenland, Denmark and the Faroe Islands with new works by Danish composers.
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20/06/2014   Gramophone

Rune Glerup: Dust Encapsulated
“Definitely a talent to watch.”
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06/05/2014   Audiophile Audition

Early & Late
"In her charming, highly informative liner notes, Trine Boje Mortensen traces how the folk music intertwines with the new."
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14/03/2014   MusicWeb International

Early & Late
"The sounds and general concept behind this project are unique and captivating [...] Everything is beautifully recorded and enthusiastically and brilliantly performed [...] A brilliant idea."
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04/03/2014   Seismograf

Rune Glerup: Dust Encapsulated
"En guidet tur i Glerups raritetskabinet af musikalske objekter".
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01/03/2014   Gramophone

Early & Late
"The disc offers a highly distinctive concept and timbral palette, and it is beautifully recorded."
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20/02/2014   Politiken

Rune Glerup: Dust Encapsulated
5/6 Hjerter

"En stærkt fascinerende portræt-CD", "Her får man en fornemmelse af som lytter at lære lydene at kende til bunds - og en invitation til at lade sig fascinere".
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Photo: Jette Jørs

Discography

Dust encapsulated
Dust encapsulated
Rune Glerup

CD 8.226578 (2014)

Portrait CD with acoustic and electronic works by Rune Glerup (b. 1981), who trained in Berlin and Paris

Early & Late
Early & Late
Various

SACD 6.220640 (2013)

Nordic folk music and contemporary avant-garde meet in a unique combination of violin, recorder and accordion


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