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Jan Hendrickse


Jan Hendrickse working with Musarc in June 2014. Photo by Yiannis Katsaris

Jan Hendrickse is an artist, performer, researcher and educator, receiving commissions for concert performance, installation works and dance scores. He has appeared with a range of artists from electronic and freely improvised musics, such as Ornette Coleman, Mark Fell, Rian Treanor and David Toop, as well as featuring regularly as a soloist on traditional instruments for major film scores. He designs, makes and modifies instruments for performance and workshop processes. He trained as a western Classical flute player, but has researched and studied many other flute traditions. He now performs mostly with self-made and traditional instruments including Turkish Ney, Tanzanian Filimbi, Chinese Xiao and Dizi as well as Rajasthani Satara and Alghoza.

Jan has taught Turkish Ney at the Yunus Emre institute in London as well as in private classes. Jan teaches socially-engaged practice and practice-based research at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has also led creative projects for in communities around the world including Gambia, Thailand, Germany and Gaza and the West Bank. His PhD research examined the epistemic models adopted in creative practice. He is experienced in facilitating conversations and interviews and has chaired discussions with the musicologist Georgina Born and artists Mark Fell, Michael Gordon and CC Hennix, amongst others. He has recently been a visiting lecturer at ZKM in Karlsruhe as well as Trinity Laban in London. He has just returned from Nepal where he was collaborating with leading UK electronic producers and Nepali musicians.

Biography last updated: 2022