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© 2019 Henry McPherson


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Henry McPherson is an artist, improviser, performer, and composer. His practice involves the production of scores, prompts, stimulus material, and standalone pieces in various forms of media, for interpretation through sound, movement, and other performance. He maintains a focus on score (in its various definitions) as interface, document-object, and archive, capable of generating unlimited avenues of interpretive and communicative possibility.

Henry is a founding member of Improvising trio Noisebringers, along with Brice Catherin (FR), and Maria Sappho (USA), UK-based interdisciplinary collective EAST (Experimental Artists Social Theatre), and is one third of the Queer chamber trio Savage Parade (with Adam Hall, USA, and Inkeri Kallio, FI). He has recently held the position of artist in residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Alberta, Canada), and at Despina gallery (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) with the Fruitmarket gallery (Edinburgh). 

He is at present a researcher at the University of Huddersfield Center for Research in New Music, and Research Center for Performance Practice, supported by a PhD Studentship in Music and Dance, in association with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Huddersfield, 2019 - 2022). He is also a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2013 - 2018), and an award holder of the Help Musicians Transmission Fund (2018); the Harriet Cohen Memorial Music award (2018); the Patron’s Prize for Composition (2017); Opera Sparks (2017 – Scottish Opera); and the Dinah Wolfe Memorial Prize for Composition (2013).