Biography

Jan Hendrickse is an artist with a diverse practice encompassing composition, sound art and improvisation. His work is concerned with exploring the impact of sound on physiological and psychological states, and the extent to which these effects are mediated by conscious attention and interaction. He studied flute at the Royal College of Music followed by a post-graduate course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he now teaches on the MA in Leadership. He has also run participatory and collaborative projects for many organisations including the Barbican Centre, the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Proms and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He is a specialist in traditional wind instruments, and features as a soloist on many Hollywood film scores including ‘Apocalypto’, ‘The Golden Compass’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, and 'The Passion of the Christ’. He has travelled around Central Asia as the presenter of the BBC web-based interactive journey ‘The Musical Nomad’ and has worked on collaborative projects in Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East. He studies Turkish Ney flute with Kudsi Erguner and is currently completing an MA in Sound Art at London College of Communication.

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