After several years of musical studies in his native Norway, Anders pictured himself chasing a career as a jazz pianist. A chance visit to a traditional music festival in Ireland, however, changed all that. During his visit, Anders fell completely in love with the island’s music, bought himself an accordion and started to explore this complelty new musical path.
Anders decided to move to Ireland to learn as much as possible about his newfound passion. Spending two years among Galway’s flowering musical milieu, he got the chance to study under and play with several of the island’s top traditional musicians. Today, Anders is back in Norway, where he is involved in a number of different musical projects.
In 2017 he released his debut album, Departure, recorded in Ireland in collaboration with producer Jack Talty. It has been given great reviews from several respected folk music publications.
Through his diverse musical background, Anders has been inspired to create his own musical universe, consisting of traditional music from both sides of the North Sea, as well as elements from jazz and pop music.
He is constantly on the lookout for interesting new collaborations and ways to expand his musical horizon.