Anders Nilsson Guitar

CONTACT: earraticart @ gmail.com

“Anders Nilsson, a guitarist & composer comfortable with everything from free improvisation to avant-garde metal, traverses ghostly mood-setting, bluesy twang and overdriven riffage” – Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York

“Swedish-born and New York-based experimental guitarist Anders Nilsson produces music that is at once bracingly direct and utterly unclassifiable.” – Matt Miller, tuneOUToptIN

“Guitarist/composer Anders Nilsson cranks out music that makes some of the atonal performances at the Tanglewood’s New Music Festival seem like a Boston Pops Movie Night concert. At one point Nilsson leaves his guitar long enough to have a sexual encounter with one of the hostesses at a casino.” Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp

In the pieces I’ve heard from Night Guitar, Anders Nilsson has managed to find something truly original left in the much pillaged vaults of country blues guitar- something of the ghosts that have haunted it since the beginning. Think Blind Willie Johnson meets Bernard Hermann. Excellent  stuff.” – Marc Ribot

“Anders Nilsson has fashioned a set of beautifully mysterious guitar music that seamlessly blends a  wide range of influences into a unique sound: brooding, dramatic, and filled with surprises.”  – Elliott Sharp

 

NEWS: 

12/11/17 A questionnaire with Bradley Bambarger: https://sounditoutnyc.com/2017/12/10/sound-it-out-20-questions-14-anders-nilsson/

7/14/17 Really on point Bill Milkowski review, with photos, from the “Monk on Guitars event! http://downbeat.com/news/detail/guitarists-explore-music-of-monk-in-nyc-concert

3/20/2017 This spring involves two trips Los Angeles and later Sweden with Mohsen Namjoo’s band. In New York drummer Jeremy Carlstedt and I will collaborate on 2 shows. I have a May residency at Barbes in Brooklyn featuring a number of old and new partners, and a new trio put together by violinist Jason Kao Hwang featuring drummer Michael T.A. Thompson and me will premier in Beacon.

2/27 Alternative guitar tunings are always fascinating for us guitarists! I’d never tried this before: E F D B C E. A moody one inviting to parallell chord movements.

12/29/16 Fulminate Trio’s “Triangulation” released on Unseen Rain Records is now available on bandcamp! https://fulminatetrio.bandcamp.com/

11/25-28 Touring Germany with Mohsen Namjoo

8/7 My string quartet “Utterly” is now finished! It’s a roughly half hour long piece in 3 movements I’ve been working on for over a year. It’s inspiration comes from hearing my son’s first expressive sounds and noises, bilingualism, and various musical ideas orbiting in my mind. This is the first one I’ve written since 1997 when I wrote and performed a one movement piece “Paths” (part 1) for string quartet plus myself as soloist on electric guitar. The new one is just for string quartet and is the most consuming composition I’ve written to date. I feel agog about the fantastic Momenta Quartet digging into it. Premier tbd.

4/1 “THE WHY” A new trio premiered at the Evolving Series on the lower east side. A short spoken presentation:

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