I am a composer and performer from south London. My work tends to feature repetition, endurance and found materials.
I co-direct the composers’ collective Bastard Assignments, curating and contributing work to regular shows in London and internationally. Our performances at Southbank Centre in 2016 and Wellcome Collection in 2017 were broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. From 2017-2019 we are resident on the Open Space programme at Snape Maltings. Bastard Assignments have featured in articles and profiles in the Guardian, the Telegraph and The Wire Magazine. In 2018 we recorded a session for Late Junction on Radio 3 and travelled to Chicago for performances with Mocrep. In 2019 we are performing at the Aldeburgh Festival, Spor Festival in Denmark and Konsertserien Periferien in Norway.
My piece Hold was performed at 2017’s hcmf// and LCMF 2015 was opened by a performance of my Tape Piece. I have made two theatrical pieces, Manspangled and Hum, both of which were performed at Kings Place. My solo piano piece Milk 2 was performed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney as part of the Resonate 2015 festival. In 2018 I was a featured composer at Borough New Music.
I am developing a performance practice that involves conventional instruments, objects, text, improvisation, movement and lip sync. I have performed pieces by Andy Ingamells, Neo Hülcker, Marcela Lucatelli, Thick and Tight and Mocrep.
I studied music at the University of Cambridge and composition at Trinity Laban where I was awarded the Directors Prize for Composition. In 2016 I was a member of Jennifer Walshe and David Helbich’s Composer-Performer workshop at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt.
I teach composition and music history at City Lit, Morley College and Trinity Laban’s junior department and run an inclusive community choir for Certitude.
© 2019 Edward Henderson