Music is nowhere - Music is now here
"WTF variations" & "OMG variations"
album / sheetmusic & guitar tabulature
This project is all about improving my playing skills on guitar. Writing material for solo guitar that I can play and study for a long time!
"Way To Fly variations” is already released and available in my webshop. "On My Guitar variations” will be released in 2020.
Playing solo concerts is the ultimate task so I decided to challenge myself writing a complete repertoire! 12 compositions on "WTF variations"
and 12 compositions on "OMG variations” - almost two hours of solo guitar. Every single variation must stand alone but also fit in a be a part of the
whole complete study of harmony, rhythm and melody. Its my dream project because I also release WTF + OMG variations as sheet music
+ guitar tabulature so anybody can play this music note-by-note and know exactly where to place their fingers on the fretboard.
The whole album is dedicated to canadian Luthier Linda Manzer who, 30 years ago, created the guitar I am playing on this album
You can see the Manzer guitar, + my Manzer collection, in this slideshow : The steelstring guitar (with 6 strings!) is the one I celebrate.
2018 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)