Saxophonist, reed doubler (clarinet, flute) and composer born in 1979, resident in Oslo, Norway. Anders studied to a master degree in performing arts at Göteborg University (Academy of music and drama) after completing his bachelor at the Norwegian academy of music in Oslo. With roots in the jazz tradition, Anders seeks out a broad span of influences which come to display both in his playing and writing. Studies of classical composition of the 20th century, Indian classical music and Maqam tradition of the Middle-East continue to make way for explorations in playing techniques, composing and theoretical development.
Anders started his professional career with the quartet Sphinx in 2000; a collaboration with fellow students David Arthur Skinner (piano), Audun Ellingsen (bass) and Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud (drums) which lasted over a decade and produced several tours in Norway, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Finland and Japan, as well as six album releases. Allthough Sphinx is put to rest, collaborations with the band members continue. A duo with David A. Skinner was formed in 2005, with focus towards combining sonorities and ideas from contemporary classical music with the improvisational attitude of jazz. The duo has toured in Norway, France, Greece, Finland and Japan, and has produced two albums. In 2007, Mini Macro Ensemble was formed out of a similar principle, but with a larger ensemble and a stronger emphasis on Anders' compositions