Tuesday 10 October 2023

Developing an individual practice after many years of collaborative composition, a recital by composer/performer Edward Henderson showcasing composition at Morley College

Edward Henderson
Composer Edward Henderson, who is part of the composer-performer group Bastard Assignments (described as "one of the most exciting forces in contemporary music" by the Financial Times) also teaches composition at Morley College. Composition has a long history at Morley with Vaughan Williams, Holst, Tippett and Cardew either teaching composition or being head of music, and Henderson is now putting himself in the spotlight. In a concert intended to showcase Henderson's recent works and highlight the role of composition at Morley, he will be performing his own compositions at Morley College on 1 December 2023, alongside composer/performer Francesca Fargion.

Henderson is performing two works for piano, and for piano and playback, which are the results of an impulse he had to develop an individual practice after many years of collaborative composition and group performance; he wanted to make pieces that he could perform on the piano. He is being joined by Francesca Fargion who is currently doing a PhD at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, having studied the piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before doing a Masters in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University.

Further details from EventBrite.

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