Anderson Dorn / About
Mike Anderson (acoustic guitar) and Jacq Dorn (concert guitar) blend different elements of European art music as well as echoes of Spanish and Balkan folk music very authentically to create their own Anderson Dorn presents an original blend in which, with musical intelligence and clever arrangements, different influences are blended in a unique and lively way. The tonal palette of the duo is what really makes their music interesting; not only their virtuosic technical mastery of a variety of genres, but also the combination of classical and steel string guitar which creates the foundation of their varied and exciting sound.
Anderson Dorn plays only their own original compositions, written together in their own creative process and thus follow the two musicians’ own inspirations. Instead of interpreting the rather limited library of guitar duo music, typically Scarlatti, DeFalla or Piazolla, Anderson Dorn take their listeners on a trip through their own musical cosmos of compositions drawing from a great variety of musical strains.
By using the unusual combination of steel-string and nylon-string guitars, the duo dares to break with the traditional genre. At the same time they open the doors to serious music, where World music influences meet baroque. A hallmark of their original compositions is their thematic character, which they develop in passages which are sometimes