Born in Copenhagen 1966 February 7th
Guitarist, composer, actor & singer
since the age of 18.
Graduated from The Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Copenhagen
Henrik became a student of the indian
rhythm phenomenons Trilok Gurtu (IN)1998 & Pete Lockett (UK)
studying south Indian vocalized math rhythms "Konnakol"
Toured & recorded with
Trilok Gurtu (IN), Gumbi Ortiz (USA) Ranjit Barot (IN),
Mahesh Vinaykram (IN) Frank Colon (BR) Bickram Ghosh (IN), Mandolin U.Rajesh (IN) Charlie Bisharat (USA) Pete Lockett (UK) S.Shashank (IN), Roman Miroschnichenko (RU), Jose Antonio Rodriguez (SP) Djivan Gasparin (AR) Jennifer Batton (USA) Mike Stern (USA) Moscow Symphonic Orchestra (RU) London Symphony Orchestra (UK )Natasja (DK), Outlandish (DK) Music Spoken Here (DK), Oriental Mood (DK)
Carla Alexander (BZ) DJ-Schak (DK)
Henrik Andersen has performed John McLaughlins concerto for guitar & orchestra "The Mediterranean" on several occationsIAnd in 2018 Kaluga (RU) The world of guitar festival commissioned a 45 min. guitar concerto "På Herrens Mark" Andersen performed it with Moscow symphony orrchestra.
"The music of Henrik Andersen contain elements from many different cultures and different genres mixed freely
in his own personal way.
Just like a sonic cameleon!
His albums includes both vocal & instrumental music: jazz, pop, electronic, folk, world fusion and classical music"
The Manzer Medusa Guitar
A dream come true.
The instrument has 52 strings: 3 different harps!
Two of them I can play with my fingers and the last I can strum.
Lover neck is like a 6 string exept from the low E bass is
replaced by a 4 string bundle tuned in E & B.
These strings has a "buzz saddle" to produce the sitar like sound.
This neck is also scalloped - to get a sitar & veena feeling.
Middle neck is a 8 stringed guitar -
like a normal guitar with a B & F# bass string added.
Upper neck is a fretless soprano guitar tuned in A.
The unique guitar is created by worldfamous
canadian luthier Linda Manzer and we designed it together
during two years.
All my guitars are Manzers and they are divine intruments.
The Medusa guitar, with is 52 strings, is next level - its 6 different instrumants - in one!
Music for theatre and dance
2003 “Hellig 3 konger så hjertensglad” teatertasken
2004 “Looking for love” Theatre Monot (LIB)
2006 “Caterpillar” Mute dance comp
2007 “Images of Asia” Århus festuge
2008 “Farfar krigsmand” teatertasken
2012 “Skabelse” Teater Refleksion
2015 “Dannerbarn” teatertasken
2016 “Way Back Home” Teater Branar (IR)
2018 “OMG” Opgang 2
2019 "Openingshow" Aprilfestivallen
2021 "Fru Strid " Park Teater
2022 "The Shape Of Sound"" OUT OF THE BOX
From idea to reality. Designing the instrument
Concerto for guitar and 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
"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 the dane!
"So much purity, power and love!
And in the end - a unique,
slightly guilty smile from Henrik"
(translated by Max Liapunov)
CREDITS /THANX TO
DJBFA, KODAs kollektive båndmidler and the danish art council for making all of this possible.Special thanks to those who supported my crowdfunding
C.V. in English for download
C.V. in Danish for download