"Someone Fynky In The Kingdom of Denmark"
I have spend 30 years with this awesome steelstring guitar build by the amazing canadian luthier Linda Manzer
A really good instrument will teach you how to play. Show you the way. Cannot be explained. Magic!
I will celebrate this event by releasing an album "WTF variations" and in the same time release the music as sheetmusic (with Tab!)
this music will be something completely new. Composing my own guitar concerto (video on this page below) + working for years with Bach
Partitas has prepared my brain for this kinda inspiration. Feels like this music has been waiting for me to arrive.
Its like Konnakol meets Nicolas Slonimsky in a nordic forest :-)
Concerto for guitar & symphony orchestra "På Herrens Mark"
comissioned by Kaluga world of Guitar festival and performed May 29th 2018 with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sergei Tararin. At Kaluga Festival Hall - Kaluga/ Russia. The 45 min. guitar concerto contains 3 movements:
"På Herrens Mark" is a danish expression meaning helpless but in the hands of god.
The 3 movements "Romantic" "Mystic" & "Elevated" have different colours but there are a connection from the very first note to the very last.
For more than 30 years I have practised southindian rhythms "Konnakol" and that brings a unique rhythmic flavour to "På Herrens Mark".
Here are videos from the performance in Russia:
Thanks to DJBFA, KODAs kollektive båndmidler and the danish art council for making all of this possible.
Special thanks to those who supported my crowdfunding!!!
"A completely different image from Henrik Andersen. This is one of the most famous fusion guitarists. In Kaluga, he performed something dawn, a thirsty flight, similar to the old legends alternating with a battle cry!
It sounded strong and large, like a single canvas, on which the imperturbable Andersen embroidered on the strings an intricate landscape.
How, passionate, impetuous and ardent is Denmark!
How much purity, power and love!
And in the end - a unique, slightly guilty smile Henrik" ..
(translated by Max Liapunov)