Minas Borboudakis was born in in Heraklion, Greece, in 1974. From 1992 he studied composition and piano in Munich and Hamburg. He attended master classes with Luciano Berio, George Crumb, Wolfgang Rihm.
His style is characterized by microtonality, percussive timbres and glissando sounds, and explores the inspiration he derives from ideas of time and space as well as from a close study of classical philosophy, literature and mythology. His work also reflects a contemplation of scientific and cosmological questions. With its strong rhythmic momentum, his music incorporates archaic tonal systems and ancient Greek rhythmic patterns, as well as experimental electronic sounds. These, in turn, have an immediate impact on the treatment of the acoustic material, resulting in an interweaving of the two.