Edward Henderson is a composer and performer based in south London. He makes work with instructional scores, found materials, repetition and duration. Edward studied music at the University of Cambridge and composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he won the Directors Prize for Composition and was a finalist in the Gold Medal Showcase at Kings Place.
Edward co-directs the composers’ collective Bastard Assignments, curating and contributing work to regular shows in London including the Sound and Music supported S/M/L (2014) and Arts Council England supported Fresh & Clean (2015/16) and NEW TEETH (2016/17). Bastard Assignments have also performed in Copenhagen and Aarhus with Danish collective AUT; Berlin and Frontiers Festival, Birmingham with Andy Ingamells; headlined Nonclassical at The Shacklewell Arms and The Victoria in London; were guests of ACM at Apiary Studios as part of their tour Fleck and produced a show at Block T in Dublin with Barry O’Halpin. Bastard Assignments have featured in articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Wire.
Edward has made two theatrical pieces for Second Movement’s Rough for Opera night, Manspangled and Hum, both of which transferred to Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival at Kings Place. He was commissioned by the pianist Jean-Bernard Marie to write Milk 2 a solo piano piece that 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 (LCMF) was opened by a performance of his Tape Piece.
In 2016 Edward was a member of the Composer-Performer workshop at the Darmstadt International Music Course as well as appearing on BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now show with Bastard Assignments
He also teaches at Morley College, Trinity Laban and City Lit and runs two inclusive community choirs for Certitude.
For more information on Edward, visit www.edward-henderson.com