Edward Henderson

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Edward Henderson is a composer and performer from south London. He studied music at the University of Cambridge and composition at Trinity Laban where he won the Directors Prize for Composition.

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 and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now. They are resident on Snape Maltings’ Open Space programme 2017-2019.

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 2016 Edward was a member of the Composer-Performer workshop at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt. In November he will perform his piece for two pianos Hold at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with Bastard Assignments.

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