Christoffer Brandsborg: “Blood Theme”

By Miche Archetto:

We featured already 18 years old Norwegian guitarist Christoffer Brandsborg in a previous post. There he was tapping an original composition, here instead he plays the “Blood Theme” from the TV show “Dexter”, arranged very nicely by Eddie Van Der Meer.

Here is the bio taken from his official website:

My full name is Christoffer Ingvardsen Brandsborg.

I was born 03.03.1995 in Kristiansand, Norway. 

I started playing guitar when I was approximately 12, when I got my first guitar from my grandpa. It was a cheap nylon strings guitar. I was impatient, and quit playing after only a month or two.

Then after a while I decided to buy an acoustic guitar with steel strings. That made me play littebit more than I used to, but I took breaks from the guitar over and over again, so I never got really good, but in September 2010 I suddenly wanted so badly to become a better guitarist so I decided to spend all my konfirmation money on an expensive acoustic guitar, a Taylor 414ce. I bought it for approximately 19000 norwegian kroners (approx 3300 USD).

I began to study fingerstyle, I found out about the fingerstyle guitarist Andy Mckee, and in the beginning of 2011 I learned Andy Mckee’s “Drifting”, and 13rd of March 2011 I created a YouTube channel (Push the “YouTube” button to the left to get to my channel)

I began to make my own guitar arrangements and to compose my own songs in different tunings. In the end of 2011 I got contacted by Michael Preisbisch, who is the manager of Classic Concert Records, a classical record label. He wanted to record & publish my debut album, so 27th of February I went to Salzburg in Austria to record my album “Meant To Be”. The album was mixed & mastered by Michele Gaggia, a great sound engineer.

I got over 100 000 views on my You Tube channel in just one year, and my lap tapping composition “Chasing Rhythms” got really popular. My biggest inspirations are Sungha Jung, Andy Mckee and Erik Mongrain. I want to become as good as them.

I have participated on UKM two times. In 2011 I played “Drifting” by Andy Mckee, and went through the 1st round, but then in the 2nd round the judges decided to give me a scholarship (2500 NOK)

The second time I participated on UKM (2012) I played my own lap tapping composition “Chasing Rhythms” and I got through to the national finale in Trondheim.

In this other video he plays also the arrangement by Kelly Valleau of the main theme of the same show: