Music is nowhere - Music is now here
This music (WTF variations) is mainly composed to improve my own playing skills on guitar
Every variation is based on researching a particular music idea. Therefore the WTF variations is a mix of many styles.
It is the first time I release an whole album without any improvisation.
So I use this opportunity to release WTF variations as sheetmusic & TAB in the same time. Check my webshop.
So anyone can pick up the guitar and play this music note-by-note. Looking foreward to hear that :-)
The whole album is dedicated to Linda Manzer who, 30 years ago, created the guitar I am playing on this album.
This instrument changed my playing because of its tone. Some times during the first year - while playing my usual stuff - I played a note that “shined” on my Manzer guitar and that gave me goosebumps. So I began to figure out how to get in that "tone zone" - following my goosebumps
and now 30 years later I can look back and celebrate the sonic path I took. Thanks to this awesome acoustic guitar.
2018 summer 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)