Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Pierre-Yves Borgeaud is a Swiss film director. Born August 25, 1963 in Monthey, Switzerland, Pierre-Yves Borgeaud has a bachelor’s degree in arts at the Lausanne University in 1990, with a thesis about the influence of jazz on French writers (Paul Morand, Boris Vian, Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis-Ferdinand Céline). He has worked as an independent journalist, writing about music and moving images in different media. He also played the drums in jazz and funk bands and worked as a music producer. In 1996, Pierre-Yves Borgeaud is studying at the New York University and obtains a certificate at the dpt. of Film, Video & Broadcasting. Since 97, he’s working on documentaries and music videos, especially for the ECM label in Germany. He also participates to a video installation workshop at the Film/Video Arts, New York. In 1998, he becomes one of the Swiss pioneers of VJing, presenting live performances with musicians like Pierre Audétat, Christy Doran, Nils Petter Molvaer or Don Li (composer/musician). Director, producer, and interdisciplinary artist, Borgeaud founded Momentum Production in 1999.


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