Henrik Thor Oscar Olsson is a swedish guitar player and composer, based in Copenhagen. Existing on a continuum between free improvisation and experimental music, he is curiously exploring and embracing the multifaceted nature of the electric guitar, with meticulous attention to the instruments timbral and textural subtleties. Or as Glenn Astarita from All About Jazz writes; “Olsson is apt to terrorize his guitar on a nanosecond´s notice”. His visions as a composer is manifested through his own projects, as his latest project Hand of Benediction, which received an Honorable Mention in New York City Jazz Record and was by Vital Weekly called “a lovely madness and a very remarkable statement”, as well as his debut album Penumbra Ensemble, which was very well received among critics and referred to as “a surrealist vision, a deeply personal expression of avant-garde rock, jazz, world music and poetic soundscapes” by All About Jazz. His distinctive playing can also be heard in groups as OLSSON|RUBIN, EHM, Ytterlandet, Jeppe Zeeberg & The Absolute Pinnacle of Human Achievement, as well as different ad hoc constellations. He is also a member of Barefoot Records, an independent label and improvisers´ collective based in Copenhagen.