ABOUT

HENRIK ANDERSEN

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"

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 

2024 "Må jeg være med?"" OUT OF THE BOX

VIDEOS

BOOKS

ALBUMS

  •  Music Spoken Here            "Look out for angels"              1993
  •  Music Spoken Here                 "JAZZPOLICE"                   1996
  •  Music Spoken Here                    "BRASSO"                      1998
  •  Monster Trio                        "Kitchen Recordings"            1999
  •  Henrik Andersen                "Hotelroom Recordings"          2000
  •  Henrik Andersen                    "King Of Nothing"               2001
  •  Henrik Andersen                     "Beirut Session"                2004
  •  Henrik Andersen                           "RAGA"                      2005 
  •  Carla Alexander                           "Quintau"                    2006
  •  Andersen, Lockett & Shashank         "RØR"                      2008
  •  Andersen ONUAG                      "Guardian Angel"            2008
  •  Henrik Andersen                    "Indian HeARTbeat"           2010
  •  Henrik Andersen                             "FREE"                    2012
  •  World Of Guitar trio                 "Perfect Strangers"           2015
  •  Music Spoken Here              "Pirates Of the Konnakol"      2016
  •  Teatertasken                     "Musik til DANNERBARN"        2016
  •  Henrik Andersen                      "Solo Zen Guitar"            2017 
  • Andersen & Miroschnichenko       "NEW SHAPES"              2021
  •  Henrik Andersen                    "The Shape of Sound"       2022  

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!



Designing the guiar
The Original
Skærmbillede 2024-04-18 kl. 08.48.56
My tools
THE BLUEPRINT

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


Skærmbillede 2018-06-24 kl. 17.36.34

"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


In Denmark Henrik Andersen is also a known as proffesional cartoonist!

C.V. in English for download

C.V. in Danish for download