Edward Henderson

Work

2017

The Stag

For viola and piano. Performed at the Wellcome Collection and broadcast live on Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3 (October 2017).

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Hold

For two pianos and two pianists. Performed at Wedding Frames, Berlin (April 2017), Brighton Fringe Festival (May 2017), Black Heather Club, Greenwich (June 2017) and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (November 2017).

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2016

The Solid

for video, audio and performer. Performed at Bastard Assignments: New Teeth 3, Brixton (November 2016).

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Totally

Solo performance piece. Developed at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik 2016, Composer-Performer workshop. Performed at Kunsthalle, Darmstadt (August 2016); London Topophobia, Dalston; Bastard Assignments: New Teeth 2, Rotherthithe (September 2016); as part of PARADE, Lothringer13, Munich (October 2016) and performed by Martin Hiendl at Speed Seduction, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin (November 2016).

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FIGHTING

Heartbeats, sounds recorded in my bedroom with the window open and text from an interview with Chris Eubank Sr and Chris Eubank Jr by Decca Aitkenhead. Performed at Donau115 and STUD!O10, Berlin as part of Bastard Assignments in Berlin (July 2016) and on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now show recorded live at Southbank Centre, London (September 2016). FIGHTING is featured on Jack Sheen’s mixtape Pregnant, released on the Ono label.

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You Got Me

for Ensemble x.y. For six performers. Performed by Ensemble x.y at IKLECTIK, London (May 2016); Bastard Assignments: NEW TEETH 1, Asylum, Peckham (June 2016) and Leyton Gallery, Whitechapel (February 2017) and by An Assembly at LEGROOM, Manchester (December 2017).

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2015

DIG A HOLE
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I Did and I Didn’t

Performed at Bastard Assignments Fresh & Clean 2 at Asylum (December 2015).

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So Good

For Bastard Assignments. Performed at Bastard Assignments: Fresh & Clean at Brunel Thames Tunnel (September 2015).

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Morrissey Lives!

Recording of a conversation between the composer and his Father followed by a cover of Hand in Glove by The Smiths. Performed at Bastard Assignments: Fresh & Clean 3, Block 336, Brixton (February 2016); Nonclassical, The Victoria, Dalston (March 2016) and Drivetime Underground, Resonance FM (May 2016).

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RICH

For Kaj Duncan David and Troels Primdahl. Performed at with AUT at Radar, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Aarhus (July 2015).

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Yes Piece
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Peckham Rye Piece

Walking piece for as many people as possible. Performed at Bastard Assignments’ Sound Walk With Me (July 2015) and on Blackheath as part of Diggin Blackheath, Blackheath Halls, London (June 2016).

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Milk 2

For solo piano. For JB. Performed by Jean-Bernard Marie at Club Matador, Madrid (June 2015), Weisslich III at Hundred Years Gallery, London (July 2015) and Resonate 2015 at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (November 2015).

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We Built This Stadt

Devised and performed with Ludwig Abraham, Tim Cape, Andy Ingamells and Neele Hülcker at Frontiers Festival, Birmingham Conservatoire (March 2015).

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I Feel Fantastic

For Bastard Assignments. Performed at Bastard Assignments at Safehouse 1 (February 2015) and at Sonica FM at Limewharf (April 2015).

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Piss Up

Performed by the composer. Shown at Royal Academy of Arts, London (October 2017).

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Hum

Opera with words by Lavinia Murray commissioned by Second Movement for Rough for Opera. Performed at Bastard Assignments at Edward’s (January 2015), The Cockpit Theatre; The Jazzhouse, Copenhagen with AUT (March 2015), Apiary Studios in Hackney with ACM (May 2015) and Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, Kings Place (August 2015).

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2014

BETTER THAN ANYONE

Written for 840 Concert Series. Performed at 840, St James’s Islington (March 2015). For piano trio.

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Running

For a group of running people in an open space.

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Blow/Suck

For four performers playing harmonicas and pretending to smoke. Written for the Hermes Experiment and performed at Bastard Assignments at Fred’s Place (October 2014), Safehouse 1 (November 2014), Zero Wave at The Fiddler’s Elbow, Kentish Town (June 2015), HCMOFF, Huddersfield (November 2015), Nonclassical at The Victoria, Dalston (March 2016) and at Royal Academy of Arts, London (October 2017).

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Turn On

Recording of the composer turning the organ in St Stephen’s, South Dulwich on and off.

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Laughing

Found audio material

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man tuning David Bowie’s piano

Found audio of a man tuning David Bowie’s piano before his last Ziggy Stardust concert in 1973.

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The Highest and Lowest Notes on an Organ

Open-ended project exploring organs as idiosyncratic found objects, fixed in different spaces. Recordings made in St Stephen’s, South Dulwich; St Francis and St Mark’s, Camberwell; St Paul’s, Deptford; St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge; composer’s bedroom. Performed at Bastard Assignments ‘at Alessandro’s Place’, June 2014 and for five hours at St John’s Notting Hill, September 2014 as part of Open House London.

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Everyone Kissing Everyone Else

Written for the Arditti Quartet’s 40th Anniversary. Performed by Bastard Assignments at our concert ‘at Alessandro’s Place’ (June 2014).

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PLAY

Open-ended piece where CDs are damaged and then played. Performed as a DIY audience participation event at Bastard Assignments ‘at Alessandro’s Place’ (June 2014).

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Piano Roll

Wedge down the sustain pedal of a piano. Roll it across a surface.’ Performed at Blackheath Halls (September 2014).

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Tape Piece

Piece for any number of players unrolling sellotape. Performed by Bastard Assignments at Clare’s Place (April 2014), Block T in Dublin (August 2014), LCMF, Ambika P3, London (December 2015) and by the Kirkos Ensemble at Fluxfest at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (October 2016).

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Do It Again

Repetitive two note piano piece – any length. So far the longest rendition is 60 minutes. Performed by the composer at Bastard Assignments ‘at Clare’s Place’ (April 2014).

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Returning to Normal

Solo tuba piece written for Tom Kelly. Performed at Bastard Assignments S/M/L: L at Hootananny Brixton and Nonclassical at Shacklewell Arms (March 2014).

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Knee High

Written for the Fidelio Trio. Performed at Trinity Laban (February 2014).

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Hive

For audience playing combs. Performed by over 60 people at Bastard Assignments S/M/L: M, Asylum in Peckham (February 2014).

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Manspangled

One man spoken opera commissioned by Rough for Opera, premiered at The Cockpit with words by Lavinia Murray. Also performed as part of Bastard Assignments S/M/L at The Red Door, Greenwich. Performed at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2014 supported by an Arts Council Grants for the Arts grant.

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2013

Heavy Metal

Three note piano piece, premiered at the Bastard Assignments Christmas Party 2013 by Clare Simmonds.

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I Dust Skinheads With Icing Sugar

Song for spoken voice and tenor saxophone. Commissioned by and performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival 2013 with words by Lavinia Murray. Also performed at Marsden Jazz Festival and Kings Place.

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gate

Made from a recording of a retracting mechanical gate. Premiered at Bastard Assignments V, also performed at Kings Place.

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dog

Made from a phone recording of a small dog. Premiered at Bastard Assignments V, also performed at Kings Place.

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imaginary song of a mechanical bird

Piano piece written for Clare Simmonds.

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Hope (Sufferance)

Written for CoMA Voices. Performed at Trinity Laban and The Big Red in Deptford in Bastard Assignments VI.

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Black Box Flight Recorder

Written for Clare Simmonds, Black Box Flight Recorder is a series of five tasks for the pianist. It won the John Halford Prize for piano composition in 2013. Performed at King’s Place and Trinity Laban. Played on Resonance FM.

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