Frisk Frugt

Anders Lauge Meldgaard is a native of Aalborg, DK, currently dwelling in Berlin. Best known for his freerange pop project Frisk Frugt, Anders is a multi-instrumentalist who loads up his optimist’s dinghy full of saxophones,  self-made mechanical instruments and other inspired sound gadgets, and sets sail on music’s diverse waves of opportunity. His imagination is boundless and his music follows ... live, whether it’s skeletal folk with toy parrots, minimalist recitals on his homemade flute organ, free jazz firestorms or ensemble shows alive with percussive possibilities, he stretches and tweaks his open source music into thrilling new shapes, always with a sense of wonder and spontaneous relish. His Frisk Frugt album Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite, released in late 2012 by UK label Exotic Pylon, was heavily informed by a long musical journey of discovery around the great West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso, armed with a taperecorder and a workbook. African melody, rhythms and ritual dance meld into pop chaos and elegiac homespun folksong and poetry.

In recent times Anders has toured across Europe with like-minded border-busting acts including A Hawk and A Hacksaw, Konono No.1, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Lukas Ligeti.