Edward Henderson

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Edward Henderson is a composer and performer from south London. His work tends to feature repetition, endurance, and minimal and found materials.

Edward co-directs the composers’ collective Bastard Assignments, curating and contributing work to regular shows in London and across Europe. Bastard Assignments have featured in articles and profiles in the Guardian, the Telegraph and The Wire. Their performances at Southbank Centre in 2016 and Wellcome Collection in 2017 were broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. In 2017-2019 they are resident on Snape Maltings’ Open Space programme.

Edward has made two theatrical pieces, Manspangled and Hum, both of which were performed at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival at Kings Place. His solo piano piece Milk 2 has been widely performed across Europe and at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney as part of Resonate 2015. The 2015 London Contemporary Music Festival was opened by a performance of his Tape Piece. In November 2017 he performed his piece for two pianos Hold at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with Bastard Assignments.

He studied music at the University of Cambridge and composition at Trinity Laban where he won the Directors Prize for Composition. In 2016 Edward was a member of the Composer-Performer workshop at the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt.

He teaches composition and music history at City Lit, Morley College, and Trinity Laban’s junior department and runs an inclusive community choir for Certitude.